6 #IndonesianMyths to Know Your Baby’s Gender


Pregnancy is a blessing at its finest. As you are waiting for the birth of your baby, why not check the gender of your baby? Indonesians believe in a number of myths in order to determine the gender of your baby. With just these simple tips and know-how, you will be able to find out the gender of the baby!

Here are different ways to find out:

Find out shape of the Stomach

The first thing to note about the gender of the baby is the shape of the stomach. It is said that a woman’s stomach will be rounder and resemble the shape of a watermelon when she is carrying a baby girl. That is the opposite for boys, as the stomach will be more oblong in shape that resembles an egg.

Use your Wedding Ring

Your wedding ring can also help determine the gender, if you use it in a certain special way. First, tie the ring with a piece of string. Dangle it on top of the mother’s stomach, who is lying on her back. All that you need to do now is watch how the ring is hanging. Forwards, backwards or sideways to the left and right side means that it is a baby boy, while circular motions signifies that it will be a baby girl.

Do you have morning sickness?

Morning sickness are more generally experienced by young mothers. However, it can also be a sign of the gender of the baby they are carrying. Not many people believe in this myth, but it is also said that pregnant mothers who are experiencing overt morning sickness will be having baby girls. The hCG hormones that trigger morning sickness are said to be prevalent on woman who are carrying girls.

Linea Nigra

Linea Nigra, the black line that appears on the stomach can signify whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Pregnant mothers who have a dark line above their belly button is believed to have a baby boy in their wombs. Meanwhile if the line is under the belly button, then a baby girl is going to be born.

What are your special cravings?

Cravings are a normal part of pregnancy for any woman who is experiencing it. But a certain type of craving can inform us whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Mothers who are craving sweets are said to be carrying baby girls, while mothers who are carrying baby boys are said to be craving salty and sour food.

Mother’s Mood 

A mother’s state of mind is also said to be one of the things that can tell us of the gender of the baby. If a mother is lazy in taking care of herself or taking care of the housework, then it is supposed that she is going to have a baby boy. That is the opposite for those who are having a baby girl, for women who are carrying girls are supposedly just as dedicated to housework and taking care of themselves during the pregnancy.

Any child born into the world is a blessing for the parents. Whether it is a boy or a girl, both genders bring joy and happiness to the parents. Nevertheless, the tests mentioned above are just for fun to determine and signify the genders to expecting parents.

Do you have any of the signs mentioned above? Tell us in the comments section below.