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Girl or Boy: The Ring Test

Old Wives Tales for Pregnancy


Updated May 16, 2014

Pregnancy Test and Wedding Ring
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To conduct the this old wives tale you simply take your wedding ring and tie a thread about 12 inches long to it. Sit or lie down and hold the thread over your pregnant belly. The ring will either go in circles or side to side (back and forth).

If the ring goes in circles, you're expecting a baby boy. If the ring goes side to side you are expecting a girl according to this old wives tale.

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