Boy or Girl? Desi myths on guessing the gender of baby in your stomach


Baby Boy or Girl? You must have heard everybody around you making the the predictions about the gender of baby. Here are Desi myths as believed in India.


Baby Boy or Girl? Pregnant? If yes, then you must have heard everybody around you making the the predictions about the gender of baby! It is quite common in India as the pre-natal identification is illegal and most of the people want a baby boy for obvious reasons.

Well, we wrote this article when Maahi was first time pregnant and was in my seventh month of pregnancy.
We had heard thousand predictions from hundreds of people for the gender of our baby.

Our maid said it is going to be a baby boy by looking at Maahi’s buttock and stomach shape. She was probably more interested in pre-booking a suit (as a gift) for it from mother-in-law.

All the aunties had their opinion by looking at the complexion of my face; Anil’s sister’s mother-in-law had her own prediction based on the conceive period!! Whoops….looks like everything is fixed and can be guessed….no need of an ultrasound machine.

We together (Anil and Maahi) build up this list of myths that are quite prevalent in India to guess the gender. We say myths because, they have no scientific and logical reasoning attached to them.

Please note that we have shared this for fun here and you should also not take them seriously….we mean just enjoy the guessing part and leave the rest on God. You are scheduled to give birth to a human being, and that is all what should matter.


Related: Desi Pregnancy Myths and Superstitions followed religiously by Indians


Indian myths guessing baby gender in pregnancy

Indian myths guessing baby gender in pregnancy

Boy Or Girl? Guessing The Gender Of Baby As Per Indian Conventions

  1. Poornima or Amavasya?
    Moon phases define the gender of baby in India

    Moon phases define the gender of baby in India

    Boy: If your first missed menstruation period (which actually confirms your pregnancy) falls in Poornima, you have a baby boy in your womb!
    Girl: If it is Amavasya, it is a girl child.

    Well, we know couple of people who actually did plan their sexual act to make sure the first missed menstruation cycle falls in the desired zone. Do you believe the craziness?

  2. Fair and Lovely
    If your (off-course only girl’s) complexion and face suddenly starts looking dull and dark in pregnancy, it is said that you have conceived a boy.If the complexion/face turns bright and fair, you would have a baby girl.

    Pregnancy is the only time, when most of the Indian girl would wish for dull and DARK complexion! Just fun. No offenses intended.

  3. Nipple’s color on your boobs also paint a picture
    If the color of your nipple turns brown (can be dark brown also), it is believed that you have a baby boy.If the color of nipple turns black (off course NOT jet black), you have better chances of a girl.
  4. Sweet or Sour?
    Sweet cravings welcome a baby boy

    Sweet cravings welcome a baby boy

    If the pregnant mother has developed craving for sweet, she is going to give birth to a baby boy.

    If she likes to eat more of sour (khatti) items during pregnancy, it would most probably be a girl baby.

    No..no..don’t try to change your taste forcibly…after all it is just a belief!

  5. Location of head of your child in stomach
    Many aunties believe that if the head of the child is felt in the left portion of the pregnant lady, it is a boy.If the head is felt on the right hand side of stomach, it should be a girl.

    This probably proves that boy and girl have their thought process different right from the womb!

  6. Missed the due date given by doctor?
    This is really funny but it is believed that if you deliver the baby before the due date as given by doctor, you have better chances of delivering a boy.And if you miss i.e. deliver after the due date given by doctor, it is going to be a girl.

    Get yourself a c-section surgery done to avoid passing the due date. Well, it does not matter..whatever is inside is not going to change!

  7. The fluid passing through your vagina
    If you are seeing the passing of whitish liquid (in small quantities) during your pregnancy from vagina, you would have a baby boy.If you are passing through small dots of blood occasionally during your pregnancy, it is believed to be a baby girl.

    On a lighter note, what the hell these kids are doing inside the womb? White for boy and red for girl?

    Have they already started their Jawani days? Poot ke paav paalne mei hi nazar aane lagte hai?

  8. Hips and buttocks tell the story
    If your hips and buttocks are NOT heavy during pregnancy, you have better chances of a naughty boy.If they are heavy, expect a sweet and healthy baby girl.
  9. Brown line on your stomach called Anigra
    Line Anigra

    Straight Line Anigra means a baby boy.

    There is a brownish line which gets formed joining your navel and vagina. If this line is straight, you have a straight baby boy.

    If the line is slant, there are more chances of having a girl child.

  10. Labor Pains
    While in labor pains, if the pain is in both your back and stomach, you can expect a baby boy.If the pain is only in stomach, it is baby girl coming out soon.

    It seems baby boy’s make lot of noise and pain before coming out!

Related: Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness during Pregnancy

We seriously enjoyed all these predictions and had guessed it be a baby boy for us .

Also, We are sure that there are thousand more such desi Indian prediction mechanisms which we would like to hear from you. Please share them in comments below

Update (22 November 2010):

As we promised about sharing the real outcome of Maahi’s pregnancy, here we are with the result. We have been blessed with a baby boy.

An important thing to keep in mind is that we have shared these conventions just for fun. Please do not take them seriously and have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

You can’t really control the outcome as it is still in God’s hand to define the destiny. Enjoy!


  • deepmala

    My last lmp 29 may h I am 6th month pregnant Please tell me mere kya hoga

    • Hi,
      As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because your missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • deepmala

    Hi sir ya mem my last lmp 29 may 2017 h plz tell me mere kya hoga

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because your missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • sonu

    Hi… My LMP was on 20th april 2017…. can u plz tell me what I have?

    • s per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because your missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Preity Baghel Singh

    Hello Mahi, my last periods March 24th 2017. please predict the gender for me

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because your missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Gurpreet Kaur

    Hi Maahi,

    My last LMP was 27th of august 2017. My dob 01-08-1989.I am 7 weeks pregnant and i went today for my ultrasound and i was almost speechless when the doctor told me that he saw two babies. This is my first pregnancy.
    So I would love to know the gender of my baby.

    Thank you so much!

    • One girl one boy 🙂
      I guess.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Kim

    Hi Mahi

    My friend lmp was 10 May/ 2017. She would like to know what you predict for her. Thank you.

    • As per the 1st convention, she should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because her missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • ravi kumar pnt

    Hi maahi
    My Lmp was 20 Aug 2016, can you predict for my baby as per your first conviction

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because your missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • sukh gill

    Hello Mahi, my missed periods were May 22nd 2017. I m 21 weeks and 4 days pregnant. please predict the gender for me

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because your missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Preet

    hello,
    My sister had her last period on May 11 2017. Can you please advise boy or girl?

    • As per the 1st convention, she should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because her missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • manjeet

    Thanks mahi n she delivers a healthy baby boy

  • kulwinder grewal

    Hi mahi my lmp 6 September 2017 my dob 09-07-1983 could u plz tell me which gender I having thanks a lot it’s my second child now my first child u predict it’s 100% right .thanks

    • Hi,

      Awesome, Nice to know. 🙂
      Congratulations once again!

      As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because your missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Sonu

    Hi maahi,

    My lmp was 27 April 2017. Dob 10 dec 84. Can u predict gender of my baby? Thanks in advance

    • Hi,
      As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because your missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Sonia Lohia Bedi

    My sister in law lmp was on 3 march 2017

  • Sonia Lohia Bedi

    Hi maahi
    Can you explAin this purnima to amavasya or amavasya to purnima,as there are 15 days gap between the two so what are the days of purnima and of amavasya.i’m nt clear with the meaning of purnima to amvasya .suppose purnima falls on 5 oct 2017 then if thae missing period is 12 oct,then how can we predict

  • Sonali Garg

    Hi maahi, my lmp was 11april 2017. Can you predict for me also? It’s really excited to know earlier :))) thank you.

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because your missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Ashley

    My husband and I had been trying for about five years and we have been successful on this round of IVF in Biotexcom clinic. We have found them accidentally in Internet. I am fairly open to talking about it, if the topic comes up. Which at my age often happens as people ask if we have kids, or want kids. It is one of the leading clinics in assisted technologies of human reproduction. Thus we knew that we in a good hand. But it has not been an easy pregnancy so far, we have had a couple of scares and the bump is still measuring a little small, however, after everything that has happened I’m unsure if I want to find out the sex. We have chosen a neutral color scheme for the nursery although have bought nothing until we are sure of viability. I hardly talk to my bump as it doesn’t feel too real yet, hopefully with a positive scan at 20 weeks it will feel real! I want to be surprised! I know myself well enough that it will be extremely difficult to wait. I am so damn curious but I also know the wait will be so worth it! The gender doesn’t matter to me but I know my husband would prefer a girl purely because he is worried he won’t bond with a boy.

  • Pooja Bhalla

    Hi Mahi! My LMP was 3rd feb2017…my dob is 7th june 1983 n due date is 10th of November.. We did s*x on 11th feb 2017 last…plz tell me what the gender would be?

    • As per the 1st convention, you should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because your missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Do share the good news with us as well.

      Thanks!
      Maahi

  • Kim

    Hi Mahi

    my both cousins are pregnant and their lmp is Jan 9th/ 2017 and the other one was Jan 10th/2017. thank you

    • For cousin who’s date is Jan 9:
      As per the 1st convention, she should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because her missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      For cousin who’s date is Jan 10:
      As per the 1st convention, she should be blessed with a baby boy. This is because her missed period date falls between Poornima to Amavasya days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Thanks!

  • Iffi Rani

    Hi Mahi my friend last lmp is 11 Nov 2016she has no delivered the child yet doc chng her lmp date for a week now her lmp is 18 Nov 2016 please tell the gender

    And my sis last Lmp is 3 march 2017

    Thanks in advance

    • Sorry for the delayed response.
      By now I am sure your sister is blessed with a healthy child. lol.

      Now you can share the gender of the baby with us as well.

      So her last mensuration period date is march 3?
      As per the 1st convention, she should be blessed with a baby Girl. This is because her missed period date falls between Amavasya to Poornima days. Rest is up-to God.

      Hope you are aware that this is just for fun, it is NOT true.
      Thanks!

      • Kim

        You are absolutely right.

        1st one had a girl and the other one had a boy.

        Thanks again Mahi.

        • Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us as well.

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