This Just In: Why The 'Sono-Selfie' Is Now A Thing

Don't prejudge just yet.

sonogram selfie

In the era of social media and selfies, it comes as no surprise that the latest trend amongst pregnant women to be *drum rolls* 'sono-selfies' (sonogram selfies).

But just when you thought it was a totally normal thing to do, especially for younger generations of women, a poll conducted by Netmums found that a third of parents were uploading their 12-week scans to social media sites, in order for their "friends" and family to help them predict the gender of their unborn, swaddle of joy.


Another fifth of these parents outsourced their sonograms to parenting sites, in order to get the opinions of those outside of their social circle.

But wait! There's a method to this madness. One of the fastest growing scan-analysis trends includes the nub theory—this method uses the 12-week photo to see what angle the nub (a small lump where the genitals form) is pointing.

While I'm side-eying all science and expecting parents, this theory is used by one of ten—and seven out of ten back the theories accuracy.

As the theory goes, if the nub is pointing up by 30 degrees, it's said to develop into a boy. If it's less than 30 degrees, it's a girl.


There are other outlandish methods being used to predict the sex of unborn children, such as the skull theory, which analyzes the photo to check for the formed shape of the skull.

There's even a boob and belly theory (pretty basic) but you just analyze the shape and size of your boobs and/or belly (depending on the analytical route you chose).

So, before we hate on the newest selfie craze, I guess it's safe to say there is some methodology behind it—making it that much more difficult to judge the selfie method.