Is it true that Moms get ugly when she's having a baby boy?

Philippines
July 4, 2008 7:01pm CST
I've been hearing that statement around pregnant women. When an expecting mom is blooming and looks really pretty and pinkish, people would say, "Ah! You'll have a baby girl" But when she looks ugly and really awful, people would tell her, "Shucks, you'll have a baby boy". Why is that? Is there any scientific explanation? Or is it just another of those pregnancy myths? Why would a mother's looks be affected by a baby's gender? It's just confusing. When I asked people about it though, they just give me that contemplative look and then that "Pity -you-you're-dumb" look. Then tell me, "It's always like that". Like smart people are supposed to know that and stupid people don't. Uh-uh, what an explanation! Maybe you can explain things better? What do you think?
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@Wizzywig (7859)
5 Jul 08
I haven't heard that before but, since I have 2 sons, I suppose it explains a lot ...
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Hahaha! You mean you looked awful when you were pregnant with your boys?
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@Wizzywig (7859)
5 Jul 08
no, as it happens I didnt look too bad then... but now I'm living with the cumulative after effects ;-)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
after-effects, gosh! now that's scary... hehehe
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I have had a boy and a girl. I have never heard such a thing about how you look when you are pregnant indicating having a boy or a girl.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Maybe it's just a myth here in the Philippines... It's a pretty known "theory" here.
• China
5 Jul 08
Yes, I have also to heard this information, However, I don't think it is ture, some mother who are pregnant is more beautiful than before,however, they born a son! Therefor, maybe it is not very ture!
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Yeah, I'm sure pregnancy is not an excuse for being ugly...
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
5 Jul 08
I've never heard that, but I'm sure it's a myth, maple_kisses. During my pregnancies, there were times I felt pretty sick (and looked horrible), and times I felt happy and blooming. I think you go through different stages within the same pregnancy. I don't think you're being dumb at all - it's a perfectly reasonable question!
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Thanks for that guybrush, been hunting some medical explanation and found none so it must be a myth...
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
21 Sep 08
Thank you very much for the best response!
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
No biggie, you just gave me great information, you deserved it.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jul 08
hi maplekisses no it is not true that moms get ugly when she is having aboy or pretty with a girl. if the mom is pretty she wil be pretty whether she has a boy or girl, and if she is ugly she will be ugly no matter what. where on earth did you hear this, sounds like old wives tales to me. made up stuff. there is no truth to it what so ever.no wonder people looked at you funny they were suprised you believed that nonsense.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Hahaha... that's really cruel, "if she's ugly, she'll be ugly no matter what" LOL... But well to answer your question, I got that belief here in the Philippines and it's really popular here anyways :)
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
26 Sep 08
yeah some are depends the hormone they said.i have neighbor,when she was pregnant ugly and so many dark spots they said its a boy but when the baby is out its a girl.