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An expectant mother’s emotional journey can be filled with happiness, anticipation, nervousness, and many more strong feelings. In addition to a flood of emotions, moms-to-be can get quite excited when thinking about whether they’re having a boy or a girl. In years past, pregnant women could only rely on old wives’ tales and gut instincts to predict their baby’s gender. Some common wives’ tales include:

Today, some expectant mothers still look to wives’ tales as their anticipation surrounding the baby’s gender builds. Even though these tales lack scientific accuracy, they can still provide entertainment as mothers count down the days until they’re due. 

The Pregnancy Cravings Gender Test

Most women experience at least some cravings while pregnant. Sometimes a craving can be as simple as wanting sweet treats more than usual; other times, expecting moms will combine uncommon foods to satisfy their tastebuds. According to old wives’ tales, a woman’s specific cravings could correlate with the gender of their baby. 

Unlike most baby-gender wives’ tales, there’s no specific test to take. Instead, all you have to do is look at your diet. The tale states that if a woman craves sweets during her pregnancy, she is said to have a girl. If she craves salty and savory foods, she will give birth to a boy. 

Food cravings linked to having a boy include: 

  • Pizza 
  • Pickles 
  • Spicy Foods
  • Cheese 
  • Meat

Food cravings linked to having a girl include:

  • Cake
  • Fruit
  • Chocolate 
  • Orange Juice
  • Candy

Trusted Gender Test Results with Peekaboo

Utilizing old wives’ tales to predict the gender of a baby has been a common experience for many years. While these tales can be entertaining for some women, the trusted early gender testing tech of today can provide much more certainty. 

DNA Diagnostics Center’s Peekaboo Early Gender DNA Test only requires a small sample of the mother’s blood and can be analyzed as early as six weeks into her pregnancy. The mother will ship her sample (containing cell-free fetal DNA) to our lab. Once received, our technicians will assess the fetal DNA in the sample and determine whether a male Y chromosome is present. 

Peekaboo Home

The Peekaboo At-Home Early Gender DNA Test provides fast results, is simple to order, and is over 99% accurate. After your test kit arrives, you can collect a blood sample without leaving the house using a finger lancet or a pain-free arm device. Ensure that no males (even male pets) are nearby when you collect your sample. Male DNA can contaminate a sample, leading to false “boy” results.  

Peekaboo PRO

Are you uncomfortable with drawing blood or concerned about male DNA contamination at home? No problem. With the Peekaboo PRO Early Gender DNA Test, a professional phlebotomist will collect a small sample of your blood safely and in person. With 5000+ testing facilities in the DDC network, there’s sure to be a facility located near you.

With Peekaboo, the collection process is simple and fast. You can expect express results the same day the laboratory receives your sample!

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