Chat determining sex
In fact this whole process of gender determination is interesting to me. Why it is so hard for us to keep this secret until the child is born, like we used to?In the past there was no decision to be made: to find out the sex of the baby or not. The ultrasound machine wasn't invented until the 1960's so up until that time, if you wanted to know what you were having you simply had to wait for the big day or rely on the old wives tales for gender determination.There are the basic myths: if you're carrying low it's a girl, high it's a boy (I've also heard the reverse).Most women or couples in modern times have to know as soon as possible. If you know what you're having you can plan better and thus assert more control over the situation equaling more comfort for the mother to be.
In fact, of all the pregnant women that I know presently (and there are several) I was the only one who decided not to find out. Plus, you get to tell everyone early and than they can plan what they buy for you more precisely. My family is very giving, but because no one knows what the baby is going to be, they have not purchased a single article of clothing for this new child (not even a plain white onesie!
If you're pregnant for the second time and your whole pregnancy is very different from your first pregnancy than it's the opposite sex as your first child.