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1955 – Predicting the Sex of Your Baby

The Truth about Sex Prediction – Family Circle May 1955

What did the mid-century science community do to help predict a baby’s gender? This article from the May 1955 issue of Family Circle magazine lists the assorted mumbo jumbo that was sold to moms-to-be back in the day. The doctor author describes chemical tests that were deemed legitimate at one time before proven ineffective. He also describes the old wives tales that he has heard from his patients over the years. The fact is, there was no mid-century way to predict if your baby was a boy or girl. That science was yet to be developed.

Today’s gender reveals are made possible thanks to the ultrasound.

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