Pregnancy can be an exciting journey for expectant mothers. Alongside the joy and anticipation, there’s often a sense of curiosity surrounding the gender of the baby. Throughout history, many women have used old wives’ tales to predict a baby’s gender. These tales include:
While we have yet to see any scientific support for these methods, they can be a fun activity to do with your partner as you prepare to meet your new bundle of joy.
The Baking Soda Gender Test
The baking soda gender test involves combining a pregnant woman’s urine with baking soda and seeing if it fizzes. Whether or not the urine fizzes is supposed to determine if the baby is a boy or a girl.
How to Do the Baking Soda Gender Test
To perform this gender test, you will need to gather some materials. You will need a spoonful of baking soda and a small container of your urine taken on your morning trip to the bathroom.
After you collect your urine sample, pour the baking soda into the container and observe the reaction. According to the wives’ tale, if the mixture fizzes, it is a sign that the baby is a boy. If there is no reaction, the baby is said to be a girl.
Accurate Gender Test Results with Peekaboo
Wives’ tales like the baking soda gender test have been part of cultural folklore for decades, sometimes even centuries. While they offer a sense of excitement, affordable and accurate early gender DNA testing can provide much more certainty.
With the Peekaboo Early Gender DNA Test from DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), a small sample of the mother’s blood can be analyzed as early as six weeks into her pregnancy. After a mother sends her sample (containing cell-free fetal DNA) to our laboratory, our technicians assess it for the presence of a male Y chromosome.
The Peekaboo At-Home Early Gender DNA Test is quick and easy to order. Once you’ve received your test kit, collect your sample right from home with a finger lancet or a pain-free arm device. Ensure that no males are nearby, even male pets, as their DNA can contaminate the sample, leading to false “boy” results.
Are you nervous about blood draws or concerned about contamination with male DNA in your home? No problem. With the Peekaboo PRO Early Gender DNA Test, a professional phlebotomist can collect your sample safely and in person at one of the 5000+ testing facilities within the DDC network.
With Peekaboo, the collection process is fast and straightforward. You can count on Express results to be available the same day the laboratory receives your sample!
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