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A woman’s pregnancy journey can be filled with so many different emotions. Often mothers-to-be are excited and filled with anticipation. Many expecting mothers are also quite curious to know if their baby will be a boy or a girl. For many years, some women have used old wives’ tales to help determine their baby’s gender. These tales include:

Even though old wives’ tales are not a scientifically-accurate way to test your baby’s gender, they can still be an intriguing experience for you and your partner to enjoy together.

The Ring Gender Test

The ring baby gender test claims to predict the gender of a baby by dangling a ring over a pregnant woman’s belly. The story goes that the ring will swing one of two ways: back and forth or in a circle. Based on which way the ring sways, it will predict whether the baby is a boy or a girl. 

How to Do the Ring Gender Test

To perform this gender test, you will need to gather a couple of materials. You will need a ring and a string to tie it to. 

After you gather your supplies and tie the ring to one end of the string, the mother should hold it so that the ring hangs over her pregnant belly and watch the pattern it sways in. According to the wives’ tale, if the ring swings back and forth, it is a sign the baby is a boy. If it swings in circles, the baby is said to be a girl.

Reliable Gender Test Results with Peekaboo

Participating in old wives’ tales, such as the ring gender test, has been a common experience for many pregnant women for decades, sometimes even centuries. While they are entertaining, accurate early gender DNA testing can provide modern mothers-to-be with much more assurance. 

With the Peekaboo Early Gender DNA Test from DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), a small sample of the mother’s blood is analyzed as early as six weeks gestation. Once a mother sends her sample (containing cell-free fetal DNA) to our laboratory, our technicians assess it and determine whether or not 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 you receive your test kit, you can collect your blood sample from the comfort of your home with a finger lancet or a pain-free arm device. Ensure that no males are nearby, even male pets. Male DNA can contaminate the 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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