6 Signs You’re Having A Girl (And Which Signs Were True For My Girl Pregnancies)

July 7, 2022

What Are The Signs You’re Having A Girl Pregnancy?

We Look At The Signs Which Will Accurately Predict You’re Pregnant With A Baby Girl

If you’re pregnant, you might be wondering about the signs you’re having a girl. If you’re anything like me you’re probably non-stop googling ‘signs I’m having a girl’ in an attempt to find out what you’re having; a baby girl or a baby boy?

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I was – still am! – incredibly impatient and wanted to find out if I was having a girl or a boy as soon as I found out I was pregnant. So spent a lot of time looking up old wives tales, myths and anything which would give me a clue about if I was having a boy or a girl.

Here are six signs you’re having a girl, and which ones were true for me when I was pregnant both times with baby girls.

Make sure you also read my early pregnancy signs.

When Can You Find Out The Sex Of Your Baby?

In the UK you can find out at the NHS 20 week screening scan. During this scan the sonographer will usually be able to tell you if you’re having a boy or a girl. I tried asking at the 12 week scan, but they wouldn’t tell me!

You can also pay for private blood tests and scans before 20 weeks if you really want to know earlier.

6 Signs You’re Having A Baby Girl

Here are 6 signs you’re having a girl, how you can guess if it’s a female baby, and which signs accurately predicted I was having a girl.

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Sign it’s a girl 1: Nub theory

Nub theory is based on the angle of the ‘nub’, which is the bump that turns into either a penis or a clitoris If you’re expecting a girl, the nub will be flatter. If you’re having a boy, it will be angled higher.

Did it predict I was having a girl? No! You need really clear ultrasound scans and a medically-trained eye. Otherwise, it’s a 50/50 guess.

Signs it’s a girl 2: Your bump

One of the classic ‘signs you’re having a girl’ is how you carry your baby in the womb. Traditionally, if you’re having a girl your bump will be high. And if you’re having a boy your baby bump will be much lower.

Did it predict I was having a girl? Again, not really. When you’re pregnant everyone has an opinion on your bump – it’s too big! It’s too small! – and there never seemed to be one consensus on if it was high or not. It didn’t particularly seem high to me

You can see my baby bump week by week photos.

Signs it’s a girl 3: Your hair during pregnancy

Another classic sign you’re having a girl is how your hair is during pregnancy. According to old wives’ tales, if your hair is thin, dull or greasy that’s a sign you’re having a girl.

Did it predict I was having a girl? No! My hair was the opposite during pregnancy; thick and glossy. I needed to wash it less often and it looked great. I was super-sad when it started to fall out post pregnancy.

Signs its a girl 4: Your skin during pregnancy

Do you have greasy or spotty skin? This might be a sign you’re having a girl!

Did it predict I was having a girl? No! Again, the opposite applied. My skin was great throughout pregnancy both times when I was having a girl.

Signs it’s a girl 5: Fast heart beat

Another clue you’re having a girl which is disputed by science but believed by many midwives is the speed of the baby’s heart beat. If the baby’s heat beat is faster than 140bmp, then this is a sign that it’s a girl. If it’s slower than 140bmp, then you’re having a boy.

Did it predict I was having a girl? Yes! Although this sign you’re having a girl has been dismissed as not scientifically accurate, both times it was accurate for me. Both my baby girls had a faster heartbeat.

Signs it’s a girl 6: Sweet cravings

What are you craving? If you’re craving sweet things, this is seen as a sign you are expecting a baby girl.

Did it predict I was having a girl? Yes! I’m normally a savoury person, but when I was pregnant with a girl both times I had sweet cravings. All I wanted was cake, puddings, sweets and chocolate, which was most unlike me! So in this instance, sweet cravings showed I was having a girl baby. Pass the cake, please!

If You’re Pregnant, Read These Posts:

10 early signs of labour / pregnancy symptoms week 1 / My pregnancy diary week-by-week

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