If you’re pregnant and anxious to find out the gender (as I was), you may find yourself resorting to various methods to satisfy your curiosity, especially if you get a limited number of ultrasounds during your pregnancy. The Pregnancy Board has been discussing on and off for the past year a particular kind of DIY gender prediction test, namely using baking soda.
That’s right, baking soda. What you do is put a little bit of baking soda in the bottom of a disposable cup and then add a little bit of your urine to it. If it fizzles like a soda pop, it may be a boy. If there’s no fizzle, it may be a girl. This method was used by several members as a way to test the accuracy of their gender ultrasounds and out of 31 baking soda tests, 22 were right and 9 were wrong.
Don’t know about you but when I was pregnant, I had a hard enough time providing a sample for the doctor’s office. It was more like a comedy of errors, emphasis on errors. Graceful, I was not.
Still, though, this might be a fun method to try out along with some old wives tales for predicting gender, like the ring test (Put a ring on a piece of string and hold the ring directly over your belly. If it moves in a circle, it may be a girl and if it sways back and forth, it may be a boy.