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Can You Predict Your Baby’s Gender?

What you've heard:

How you're carrying predicts your baby's gender.

The truth:

You'll be right 50 percent of the time. As one version of the theory goes, if your belly sticks out straight, you're having a girl; if you carry lower, with weight around your hips, it's a boy. But this isn't an accurate way to predict your baby's gender. It's fun to speculate, but for now only a clear ultrasound or a genetic test like amniocentesis can tell you for sure. Research is also under way to develop a test that could detect the sex of a baby by studying your cervical mucus. Stay tuned.

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