MEGHAN MARKLE could have a baby boy when she gives birth to her first child in just weeks according to an old wives tale retold by a midwife.
The claim was made by Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies. A way to foretell the gender of an unborn child, Ms Bude explained, is to assess the way the pregnant woman “carries”. She said some old wives tales claim if you’re carrying “wide and low” and have gained weight all around your abdomen, then you’re having a girl.
Meanwhile, if you’re carrying “high and pointy” you’re more likely to have a boy.
However, remaining sceptical of the method, Ms Bude told Body & Soul: “But I don’t think there is any research that has ever been done to credit this.”
Still, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating on the gender of the Duchess of Sussex’s first child and newest arrival to the British Royal Family.
Ever since she announced she was pregnant last year shortly before going on her first Royal tour with husband Prince Harry, Meghan has been under the spotlight with all eyes on her growing baby bump.
According to Us Weekly, during an event on her Harry’s Australasian Royal tour, a student said to the father-to-be: “I’m predicting it’s going to be a boy.”
Apparently, Harry laughed and replied: “Everyone is predicting it’s going to be a girl.”
Ms Bude explained those predictions may be based on Meghan’s bump but added a baby’s gender is, in fact, nothing to do with the way you carry.
She said women carry differently “because everyone’s body is as unique as a fingerprint”.
However, there are other factors which can affect a mother’s baby bump.
Ms Bude said a uterus is “pear-shaped” for the first birth, but becomes more “apple-shaped” for subsequent births, which can affect the appearance of the baby bump.
Kensington Palace have disclosed the Sussexes are expecting the birth of their baby sometime in the spring but given no details on the child’s sex.