Over the years, different techniques have been identified that can help determine whether a woman is carrying a boy or a girl. Though some of these techniques have been unscientific, there are other techniques which have some rational. Whether a baby is carrying high or low is often used to indicate the sex of the child, with some degree of accuracy.
Some experts believe that it is possible to determine the sex of the child depending upon the position or the shape of the uterus. There are several factors that are used to determine this.
What Does Carrying Baby High Mean?
Firstly, it is important to understand what it means by carrying the baby ‘high’ or ‘low’ and ‘narrow’ or ‘wide’. These terms refer to the shape of the belly, especially during the third trimester of the pregnancy, when the fetus is fully grown and organogenesis has already taken place.
- Carrying high implies that the most protruding part of the pregnant female’s belly is high up in the abdomen, sometimes right up under the breast.
- Carrying baby low implies that the protruding part of the female’s belly is located at a lower position, which is relatively closer to the pelvis.
- Carrying wide implies that the belly is wider and is spread across the abdomen horizontally.
- Carrying baby narrow implies that the belly is protruding across the abdomen vertically.
These different positions of the carrying baby are often indicative of the sex of the growing fetus.
Carrying Baby High Boy Or Girl?
Various experts belonging to the old school of thought believe that the position of the growing fetus in the uterus is often indicative of the sex of the child.
The carrying baby high or low often depends not on the sex of the child but on the muscle tone and body structure of the female.
- In females with tighter abdominal muscles, attributed to age or higher fitness levels, the carrying of the baby is usually high, while in females with relative lax abdominal muscles, attributed to multiple pregnancies, the carrying position of the baby is low.
- Similarly, if the torso length is short, the fetus doesn’t have an opportunity to grow vertically and therefore grows horizontally; typically responsible for a wide carrying baby, while if the torso is long, the fetus can grow vertically, which gives the pregnant belly an appearance of a ‘narrow’ carrying baby.
Though some self proclaimed experts may claim that they could predict the sex of the child, based on the position of the pregnant belly, as a matter of fact, this has no scientific evidence. Though in some cases, these predictions may have been accurate, the success rate of these predictions stands at 50%.
These techniques of prediction emerged way before simple diagnostic techniques like ultrasound could determine the sex of the fetus. However, in countries where sex determination is illegal, such beliefs continue to prevail.