There are people out there that say finding out the sex of your unborn child is ruining one of life’s great surprises. Being 14 weeks pregnant, I can honestly say that I am not one of those people. I have a hard enough waiting until the big ultrasound at 20 weeks. I can’t even imagine trying to wait an entire 40 weeks before finding out. I need to find out the gender as soon as possible.
Aside from paying an outlandish fee for an elective 3D ultrasound, I’m willing to do just about any at home gender predictor test that I can find. One of the most popular at home gender tests on the birth boards is the cabbage gender test. If you’re not pregnant or haven’t heard of the test before, you can follow the four steps below to see the lengths I (and many other pregnant women apparently) will go to in order to find out the gender of our baby as soon as possible.
1. Cut a red cabbage in half and chop into small pieces.
2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and then add cabbage to pot. Simmer for 10 minutes. The water will turn a deep purple.
3. Gather urine in a cup and set aside. Then, gather an equal amount of liquid from the cabbage and mix with urine.
4. Figure out the results! Red/pink = boy and purple = girl.
I’ve seen some results that are magenta shade and hard to tell if it’s more red/pink or purple. This definitely looks like we’re having another girl to me!
Update: Our 20-week ultrasound results confirmed that we are having another girl!
Have you done the cabbage gender test before? Were your results right?