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If I'm pregnant and carrying low, will I have a boy?

This is one of those myths that makes guessing the baby's gender fun but has no basis in fact. "Carrying low" means the pregnancy bump, or the most protruding part of the belly, rests low on the abdomen, close to the pelvis. "Carrying high" means the bump rides closer to the breasts. If a woman has loose abdominal muscles, either because of age or a previous pregnancy, the bump will be low. A woman with tighter abdominal muscles will carry a baby higher. The only true way to know the baby's gender is through an ultrasound or amniocentesis.

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