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Pregnancy Symptoms If Pregnant with GIRL

Hello,
My name is G. and I just found out that I am pregnant with baby #3. I have 2 boys and I desperately want a girl. I am almost 7 weeks pregnant and still no nausea. Just sore breasts and some cramps once in a while. With my last pregnancies I was feeling sick by 5 weeks. I am trying to compare symptoms with moms who have had girls to get a little hope that it might be a girl. I looked at the Chinese chart and it shows BOY but I know sometimes its incorrect. I am too anxious and just asking around. I remember with my last 2 pregnancies I craved sour things like pickles or chicken wings. Now, all I can think of is cheesecake. Please help. Thanks!

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Well symptoms are not the best indicators of gender. I was extremely sick with my first daughter from about 5-6week till well past the second trimester. Car rides were a huge task to get through with out vomiting! I did think it was a girl thing because my first was a boy and I wasn't very sick at all with him! Well my third was also a girl and I wasn't sick with her at all. I had a few times where I felt sick but never ever threw up at all.

My symptoms were just the opposite, sick w/ the girls and the twins (boy/girl) and no sickness w/ the boys (one was a miscarriage). Just relax and be patient, be prepared for either. Most important thing will be a healthy baby regardless of the sex. I know you've probably already heard that. I always knew that the Lord gave me exactly the child He intended me to have. Best wishes.

I have 2 boys also, and my last pregnancy #3 was a girl. I had really bad morning sickness with my boys and hardly any with my daughter. I also gained more weight with my boys. Hope this helps, Good Luck! :)

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Hello G.:
I have two girls and a boy. With first girl only craved vegetables and healthy things, and was sick for the first six months. I got sick off all my favorite things. I know they say ginger helps but it made me worse. Second girl craved ice cream and junk food and felt sick, but could not get sick. Third child- boy, felt great very few morning sickness issues and I didn't have any aversions or unusual cravings. I know I was more energetic with my last one, but we had just bought a house the previous year and were putting in our backyard by ourselves.
I agree with one of the other lades, I don't really think you can tell gender by the symptoms. I believe we get the children God meant for us to have, and every child is a unique gift from the Father who loves us all so dearly.
My prayers are for you to have a healthy happy baby. I hope you get what you want too.
Take care,
K.
P.S. I was also wondering how you do all you do, full time job, student and taking care of your children. You are doing so much! Remember to take time for yourself too.

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There's a test you can buy at Walgreens that I believe you can use as early as 10 weeks.
My friend tried it and it agreed w/ the ultrasound. I think it's 80% accurate, and about $30.

My first two pregnancies were the same in terms of sickness, how I felt, everything. I thought I was certainly having another boy b/c I felt the same way. I was wrong - it was a girl. You can't tell gender by how you are feeling. :) Whether you are blessed with another boy or a girl, I hope he or she is healthy and happy. Good luck!

There is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in symptoms to indicate if you have a girl or boy - everyone is different, don't believe anyone that tells you otherwise. Either get an ultrasound or wait for the suprise at the end.

From my experience, the cravings, don't matter. They determine the likes and dislikes of the baby rather than the gender. Chinese calendar, is about 70% accurate, I think I have read. Didn't work for me. The only concrete thing that I know works, is the heartbeat. If it's 150+, it's most likely it's a girl. If it lingers at 140+/-, it's a boy. You didn't mention the hear rate, but I hope this helps. CONGRATULATIONS and good luck! PS, really... a healthy baby IS really the most important thing, I am sure you agree. The boys can bring home amazing girls for you to call family. Good upbringing = good boys = good girls. :-)

Although those things are entertaining they have no scientific accuracy. I have talked to soooo many pregnant people and there has been no consistencies amongst being pregnant with boys or girls that I have found. Ask your doctor, they will tell you this. Although I know all the stuff is fun to do!
Many doctors do 12 week genetic screening which involves an ultra sound. I was able to tell my second was a boy when he was only 11 weeks 5 days gestation. Most insurance policy's cover the screening. That may be a more substantial route to go.

Best of luck. I hope it's a girl!

G., Congrats on your pregnancy! Babies are such a blessing! I'm also carrying my 3rd child and do not yet know the sex. From research and experience, I can tell you there is no reliable way to know the sex without seeing it on ultrasound after the 12th week. Pregnancy symptoms are very subjective and reflect more your body's reaction to the rise of hormones than to the sex of the child. There's a lot of "old wives tales" (you've heard them I'm sure, "More nausea with a girl", "carry out front with a boy,gain weight all over with a girl", etc). I've had a boy and a girl and can tell you that these things aren't reliable indicators of the baby's sex. People swore my first was a boy because of the shape of my belly, but she was a girl. I had way more nausea and vomiting with my boy than my girl. This is just one of life's many surprises that you have to wait to have revealed. I hope you will just relax and enjoy your pregnancy (especially since you aren't sick yet--what a blessing). Best wishes with your pregnancy. R., Certified Nurse Midwife and happily married SAHM of 2

I have 2 boys also, and my last pregnancy #3 was a girl. I had really bad morning sickness with my boys and hardly any with my daughter. I also gained more weight with my boys. Hope this helps, Good Luck! :)

With my first pregnancy (boy), I had intense smell aversions and morning sickness that would wake me in the middle of the night. I craved salty/tart foods. With my second pregnancy (also a boy), I had no symptoms other than feeling exhausted all the time and I craved mostly sweets like ice cream and candy. Btw, the Chinese gender chart was wrong for me both times so I wouldn't put too much stock in that. It would be great if there were a simple way to know the sex early on but your body will react differently with each pregnancy so it's just too early to tell. Best wishes for a happy/healthy pregnancy! =)

That Chinese chart can be oddly accurate I have to say lol.

I was sicker with my girl then my boy. I wanted a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches with my son, I wanted a lot of buttered English muffins and English muffins with cheese melted on them with my daughter. I was more hormonal and had weirder mood swings with my daughter. It's just such a toss up honestly....my friend was sicker with her son then she was with her daughter.

My sister-in-law and I had almost identical symptoms with our first pregnancies and I had a girl and she a boy. I don't know that there are specific signs that signal a specific sex. Although, my second pregnancy, I predicted it would be a boy about two months before any ultrasounds confirmed it. My "knowing" had everything to do with the fact that everything was different from my first. I got sick in different cycles, it lasted different lengths of time, I gained pregnancy weight at different rates and in different places.
I guess my only advice is, if you have already had two boys, think about how you felt with them. Do you feel about the same or is it like being pregnant for the first time all over again?
And by the way, congratulations!

Symptoms vary so much from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. With my daughter I had slight morning sickness and was very tired all the time. With my son I had no pregnancy symptoms at all. But, I really don't think symptoms are a good indication of gender. It is fun to guess though!

Hi G.,

I have two little girls and will soon be trying for #3. Boy or girl doesn't matter. Just want one more!

This may not be very encouraging but I wanted to tell you that with my girls my pregnancies were night and day. With my first I was sick, emotional, carried high, had cramps, don't get me wrong it was awesome, that is just what I went through to get her. With my second I was not sick, very happy all the time, had major cravings, carried very very low, no pain, again awesome!

My point being, I do not believe symptoms can give away many clues. Wait unitl you are able and have an ultrasound. Not that an ultrasound is always right, LOL! Don't stress about it and have fun!

You and a healthy baby will be in my prayers!!!

Sorry to say, G., there is no way to know by your symptoms. I also was desperate for a girl and thought I was having one with my second pregnancy. Different symptoms, cravings, everything. Needless to say, I have two boys! I was very disappointed at my ultrasound but I have the sweetest little 2 yo snuggler and I couldn't love him more! God has blessed you with a third baby and I am sure no matter what the sex, you will be blissfully in love with him/her. Hang in there, you can find out for sure in 13 more weeks!

The only difference I noted was absolutely no sex drive when pregnant with a girl and regular sex drive with the boys. Good luck! I got my girl after 2 boys too.
T.

I had a boy & then a girl. I had the same symptoms w/both, so I thought for sure I was going to have another boy because I felt the same & I was carrying the baby the same. When I had my ultra and they told me I was having a girl I was shocked. So I just stopped thinking about that kind of stuff.

You must be very superstitious and belive in all of those pregnancy myths if you think that craving certain types of foods can be a predictor of the sex of your baby. I am no doctor but I would say that cravings for certain foods and having or not having morning sickness can not be the determinig factor in the sex of your baby. All pregnant people have different cravings and different times when they get morning sickness. Just give it a few more weeks until you get to have your ultrasound to actually see the baby and have the doctor tell you the sex.

Hi G., Congrats on the pregnancy. The most important thing is having a healthy baby! I have a girl and boy and was sick 24/7 for all 9 months thru both pregancies and even threw up during my c-section! I had the same kind of cravings also. I don't think you can go by your symptoms. Just tell them during your ultra sound that you want to know and they will tell you! Good luck!

Well symptoms are not the best indicators of gender. I was extremely sick with my first daughter from about 5-6week till well past the second trimester. Car rides were a huge task to get through with out vomiting! I did think it was a girl thing because my first was a boy and I wasn't very sick at all with him! Well my third was also a girl and I wasn't sick with her at all. I had a few times where I felt sick but never ever threw up at all.

My symptoms were just the opposite, sick w/ the girls and the twins (boy/girl) and no sickness w/ the boys (one was a miscarriage). Just relax and be patient, be prepared for either. Most important thing will be a healthy baby regardless of the sex. I know you've probably already heard that. I always knew that the Lord gave me exactly the child He intended me to have. Best wishes.

It looks like you have some great responses, just wanted to add my experiences. I have 3 girls and then got a boy the fourth time. I swear each and every one of my pregnancies were totally different! I swore the second two times was a boy and they were both girls. I carried identically with all four, always getting opinions from everyone around me "You are carrying high, must be a girl" every time! The ONLY big differences were I was much sicker with my son in the very beginning (but I had a 9 month old and 2 other children to take care of so I was exhausted anyways) and I remember being a little more emotional with my girls. I had the same crazy cravings with all 4...sweet and salty. My first two girls heatbeats were always around 150, my third daughter was always around 130, and my son was around 130. I know how anxious you are right now, I couldn't sleep at night wondering the sex of my last two babies. I wanted a boy soooo bad when I was pregnant with my third daughter, we even tried for a boy using the Shettles Method. When we had her, of course we were so thrilled we had a healthy baby girl. Because we only wanted 3 children, I would be lying if I said I was not a little disappointed and sad that I would never have a boy....even cried a little bit the first couple weeks...but quickly got over it. Never once did I look at her sweet little face and wish she was anything other than a little girl, but I just had to mourn the loss of never having a son. Then...suprise, suprise, we accidently got pregnant a fourth time (i was nursing and had not had a period yet and we were not careful just 1 time!) and then we had our son. Looking back, I just have to say...be PATIENT! It's so hard to wait, but you will know soon what God has given you and whatever it is....he/she is from God and he/she has a purpose to be here. God Bless you and your babies :)

Salty with boys sweet with girls. I was sick with both of mine but my daughter caused more pain in my hips. Boys are more belly (prego belly straight out front) girls are more spread out(prego belly more of a hippy spread).

You can take off your ring and put it on a thread. Hold it over your stomach as still as possible. It will begin to move on its own. I back and forth line for boy a circle for girl.

I have one girl and am currently pregnant with another girl (due in November). I had morning sickness the entire time (even through labor) with my first and so far I've been sick the entire time with this one. The only cravings I really had have been fruit juices. I hope you have a girl! :o)

Hi G.!

Congrats on the pregnancy! I just had my third child and had a little girl. I have two little boys also. With my pregnancy I had horrible nausea and was sick through the whole pregnancy. I craved any kind of meat and lots of sweet stuff. I knew from the start that it was a girl. It was a totally different pregnancy! I think that we as women should just follow our instincts. If your pregnancy feels different then it is a real possibility!!

Good luck and I hope you get your little girl!!
M.

Every pregnancy is so different but one thing my sister and I both had with our girls was skin problems. I had acne type breakouts on my face and shoulders (which I never had before) and even in my hairline.... Thought it was worth mentioning since we both had the same thing happen to us, maybe it is common when you are expecting girls? I also ate a ton of fruit! All I wanted was fruit and veggies and no surprise, my daughter can't get enough of them now :) Best of luck to you and congratulations! I am sure you will have a wonderful pregnancy regardless of the gender! Take care! -S

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