The baby gender pencil test is a folk tradition in which a person suspends a pencil above a woman's wrist, and the direction it swings is purported to predict the gender of the baby. The test can be performed on a woman regardless of her maternity status, and it predicts the gender of her children in order.Know More
To perform the test, take a sharpened pencil, and stick a needle into the eraser on top of the pencil. Thread a piece of sewing thread through the needle. The thread can be of any thickness, but it has to be long enough that the pencil can hang freely. The test cannot be performed outside or near any type of fan because any type of wind can change the results.
The woman undergoing the test places her arm on a sturdy surface, palm up. Hold the thread so that the tip of the pencil barely touches the woman's wrist. The pencil should begin to move in small circles. Eventually, it should start swinging up and down the length of the arm or side to side across the wrist. If it moves up and down, tradition states that the women is to have or has had a boy. If it moves side to side, the baby is to be or was a girl. If the test is performed correctly, the pencil moves in small circles between each prediction. If a girl is predicted first, the pencil moves side to side for a while and then swings in small circles again before it predicts the gender of the second child.Learn more about Parenting
The term mongoloid baby refers to a child born with Down's syndrome; however, this term is no longer used and is considered very offensive, according to MedicineNet. Down's syndrome, or the chromosomal abnormality that leads to impaired physical and intellectual development, is named after John Langdon Down. Down incorrectly attributed the condition to being caused by a reversion to the mongoloid race.Full Answer >
A woman carries her unborn child on the left side of her body, according to Childbirth Connection. As the uterus expands, it pushes against the liver, transverse colon, stomach, spleen, small intestines and diaphragm. The pressure on these displaced organs accounts for some of the discomfort during pregnancy.Full Answer >
A baby born from 23 to 32 weeks has a chance of surviving outside of the womb, while babies born before 23 weeks have little to no chance of surviving, as noted by Healthline. A baby born between weeks 23 and 28 will need considerable help to survive, including assistance with breathing and feeding.Full Answer >
Some unusual baby girl names in 2014 were Peony, Amaryllis, Poesy, Agape, Aggie and Cheska. Bounty.com and BabyCenter.com offer lists of some of the most popular unusual baby girl names in 2014.Full Answer >