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Holly Willoughby reckons she can predict your baby's gender with this theory

Holly Willoughby - This Morning

There’s a number of different ways to predict whether you’re having a baby boy, or a girl.

From our Chinese Gender Predictor Tool, to a number of old wives’ tales, they’ve all got a 50/50 chance of being right, and are a great way to keep everyone guessing during your pregnancy.

That said, This Morning star Holly Willoughby, unlocked a secret to being right every time.

No, it’s not asking your sonographer at your 20-week-scan, it’s the way your hands look on your bump.

After Serena Williams tweeted a photo of her beautiful pregnancy photo shoot for Vanity Fair, Holly quickly guessed the tennis superstar was expecting a girl, and she was right. 

Serena gave birth to her daughter named Olympia just two months later. 

Holding her hands either side of her stomach, Willoughby demonstrated her ‘theory’, saying if your hands go in at the bump, it’s a boy:

Holly Willoughby - it's a boy!

If your hands go out like Holly is demonstrating below, it’s a girl.

Holly Willoughby - it's a girl

She was urging viewers to 'try it - it's always right'.

Since her previous predictions, Holly predicted the gender of one of This Morning's cameramen's baby.

As she predicted, the couple had a baby boy, and she called the gender from using the same method of judgment, and the hands went in.

Are you expecting and want to know whether you'll be having a baby girl or a boy? From sleeping on your left side to being a little bit moodier than normal, these signs could be telling you something! 

26 myths that hint at your baby's gender: 

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1) Low heartbeat

If your baby’s heartbeat is lower than 140 beats per minute, you could be having a little boy. 
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2) You're moodier than normal

Feeling grumpy and down in the dumps? It could mean you’re pregnant with a girl. 
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3) Sleeping on your left side

Do you keep finding you wake up on your left side? It’s another sign you’re having a boy.
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4) You’re carrying low

If someone tells you you’re ‘carrying low’, it means your bump is lower and your baby lying closer to the pelvis – a sign that some believe suggests your baby’s a boy… 
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5) You're carrying high

… while carrying high could be a sign that you’re having a little girl. 
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6) Glossier hair

Got luxurious locks and all-round a better mane than you’ve ever had in your life? It could be a sign that you’ll have a son.
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7) Thin hair 

​Hair lacking in volume? Apparently, it’s an indication that you’re pregnant with a daughter. 
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8) Hairier legs

Found yourself reaching for the razor more frequently? It could mean you need to start thinking of some baby boy's names.
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9) Acne

One gender myth says that bad, spotty skin could mean you’re having a girl. 
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10) Frequent headaches

Some believe that suffering from more headaches during pregnancy than normal is a sign that you’re expecting a boy.
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11) Carrying weight in your hips and rear

Suddenly found yourself with a more pronounced derrière? And more rounded hips? It might mean you need to paint the nursery pink.
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12) You've got cold feet

A strange one, but having chilly feet could indicate that you’re pregnant with a son. We’re not quite sure why…
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13) No pregnancy ‘glow’

While everyone’s talked about that ah-mazing pregnancy glow you’re bound to experience, you still haven’t come across it. Which could signal that you’re having a baby girl. 
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14) You crave sweet things

If you’re eating even more sugary treats than usual then you could have a girl. We reckon it’s a good excuse to indulge a little during your pregnancy. 
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15) Your partner has put on weight 

This has to be the strangest of the lot. We reckon your partner packing on the pounds just means that he’s been having one too many sweet treats – but some think it could mean a baby boy is on the way.
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16) You had a high calorie diet before you were pregnant

If you had a low-calorie diet and you didn’t have much of an appetite, you’re having a girl. 
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17) Holding a ring on a piece of string over your belly and it moves in a circle

Tie a ring you wear every day to a length of cotton thread and hold it above your bump - moving in a circle means you’re having a girl, while swinging side to side means you’re having a boy.

However, there’s some debate over which action signifies which gender. If you live in America, you’re more likely to believe the opposite!
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18) If you were conceived in winter

If you fell pregnant in the summer, you’re having a baby girl. If you conceive in spring or autumn, there’s an equal chance of having a boy or girl. 
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19) If someone asks you to hold your hands out in front of you, and you hold them palms facing up

If you hold them out palms facing downwards, you’re having a boy. 
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20) When you lie down, your baby doesn’t wriggle around too much

If your little one isn't wriggling round much when you're lying on the sofa, you might have a little mini-me on the way. If your baby is a little wriggler when you lie down, it’s a boy!

Now read: 

Finding out the sex of your baby - the pros and cons

Mums reckon this prediction method can tell a baby's gender BEFORE 20 weeks

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