March 8, 2019

If a woman carries a baby low, does that mean it's a boy?

If a woman carries a baby low, does that mean it’s a boy?

Of course we know the sex of the child is determined at the time of conception. Conventional wisdom says, if a woman carries her baby high in the uterus and her stomach has a round appearance, she is expecting a girl. Likewise, most individuals say a boy is carried low and relatively more sideways.

UAMS’ General Obstetrics explains that how a woman carries a child is not a good indicator of the sex of the child. Although male babies tend to be bigger, that shouldn’t affect the way they lay within the uterus. How a woman carries a child during pregnancy is more dependent on the mother’s uterus, rather than the gender of the baby.

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