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Ring on a String Gender test
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jro1211 posted:
If you know for sure the sex of your baby, have you tried the ring/needle on a string/hair test to see if it's right? If you haven't heard of it, you place either a ring or needle on either a piece of hair or a string, hold it over your baby belly. If it swings in a circle, it's supposed to be a girl and if it swings in a straight line, it's a boy. I really wanted to wait for the big surprise on the birth day but I'm starting to get too excited that I might be having a boy this time. I'm just curious to see how accurate this little test is.
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charissahill responded:
i dont believe in superstition but for fun i tried this test. i put my wedding ring onto a string and it swung in a straight line. my 18 week U/S confirmed it was a BOY! (-;
ME (20) DH (26). Expecting our DS 11/26/11. Its a Boy! (-;
 
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5ylver responded:
It's not accurate at all, it's all just in good fun. the only way to know for sure what you're having is when you see your little bundle of joy. it was wrong the first time for me and the second time it was right, however my friend did it over my hand, not my belly lol so who knows. it was wrong for one of my coworkers.
 
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ReneeSP replied to 5ylver's response:
Yep, it's totally 50/50 ;) It is fun though. Mine said boy, along with every quiz I've taken and the chinese gender predictor; my big u/s test is tomorrow, so we'll see!!!
Renee (29), DH (31); 1st pregnancy after infertility - EDD 11/30/11
 
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TristaJ90 responded:
Mine said boy, and I found out yesterday it is a boy. :)
Me 21, SO 22. EDD 11/18. TEAM BLUE!
 
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jdblack78 responded:
I did it with my son and it got it totally wrong. Said it was a girl. Nope..he is all boy! The heart beat wives tale isn't right either. My son's heart beat was 165 the entire time so everyone said girl. NOPE! Wrong again. Can't believe any of that stuff.


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