Kate Hudson turns 32 today! Happy Birthday to the Aries! She has also announced her baby gender (kind of.) Kate says that she does not want to find out the “traditional” way, but she did try an Old Wives Tale of the “Pendulum reading.” To get a pendulum reading you place a long string around a ring and hold the string with the ring hanging over your womb. If the ring moves in a circle, it is a girl. If it moves in a straight line, it’s a boy.
Kate tried this and it moved in a circle to predict she is having a girl. Kate said she tried this ritual with her last child that correctly predicted that she was having a boy, her son Ryder.
Kate said in a recent interview,
“I’ve had no dreams [that I’m having a girl],” Kate said. “And with Ryder it was back and forth,”If [the baby] comes out a boy–to see the look on Ryder’s face to have a brother? I mean, forget it!”
Here are a few other old wives tales to predicting your child’s gender at home:
The Oil Test: Pour a few drops of oil on the top part of the belly. If oil drips quickly it is a boy. If it drips slowly, it is a girl.
Nature’s language: It is believed that nature communicates with humans through forms. In this case, if the mother’s womb is round, it is a girl. If it is pointed, it is a boy.
The Gypsy’s Formula: Age of the mother + the month in which she got pregnant. If result is even it is a boy, if it is odd, girl.
If you got pregnant in March (month 3) and you are 28 years 3 + 26 = 31 The result is odd, girl.
What do you think? Did you try any of these methods when you were pregnant? Did you try any that are not listed here? Was it accurate?