Are you having a boy or a girl? Almost every pregnant woman has been asked this question at one point or the other. It can be irritating if you do not know the gender of your baby just yet.
Finding out the sex of your baby can easily be done through an ultrasound, but you must wait at least 18 to 21 weeks before this can be done. Therefore, it is no wonder that the Chinese designed the Gender Predictor. After all, the minute most parents discover they are pregnant, the first thing on their minds is usually whether they are having a boy or girl.
A Chinese Gender Chart is extremely popular among parents-to-be, and most pregnancy sites usually feature this tool as well. In this review, we take a look at this predictor. We will explain what it is, how it works and whether it is accurate or not.
What Exactly Is A Chinese Gender Predictor?
This is an online tool that supposedly tells you the sex of your baby based on your age and the month you conceived. Over the years, it has managed to capture the curiosity of many people. Plus, we all know how wise the Chinese can be. In addition, many people are mesmerized about all things Chinese, such as their ancient healing techniques. So, it goes without saying that anything the Chinese create will raise some curiosity.
How Does It Work?
This tool is usually based on the lunar age of the mother and the lunar conception date. Don’t worry if you do not understand what lunar dates are. This simply means that you should use your actual date of birth and the actual conception date. Then, the calculator will automatically convert the dates into your lunar age and month and display the right results. This is based on the Chinese Gender Chart.
Tip: If you are having trouble recollecting these dates, you should know that conception should typically occur anywhere between 11 and 21 days from the first day of the last menstrual cycle. If you have a longer than normal menstrual cycle, then your conception date will be much later. E.g. if you are on a 28-day cycle, then you are likely to have conceived on the 14th day, and if you are on a 40-day cycle, then you likely conceived on the 20th day. The date of conception is, however, hard to exactly identify.
A Good Example
If for example, you input your date of birth as January 15th of 1989, then the Gregorian Lunar calendar will change this to December 8th, 1988. If your conception date is June 5th, 2018, the lunar date will change this to April 22nd, 2018. Now, according to the lunar age and month prediction, you should be having a baby girl.
The History Of The Chinese Gender Predictor
It is believed that this predictor has a 700-year history and is based on I Ching – the book of changes. It also relies on the Yin and yang, the Eight Trigrams, and the Five Elements. The predictor was created for the Imperial family which was part of the Qing Dynasty and they used the chart in order to conceive sons who were most favored to work, make money, and to carry the family lineage.
It was kept in the palace and only eunuchs would use it. It was neither for public use nor for display. However, it was later brought to England and given to the king at the time. The chart was later taken to Austria and studied in great detail before being taken back to its homeland. The original copy of the chart is still at the Institute of Science based in Beijing and has recently been gaining attention from the western world.
How Accurate Is It?
The Chinese Gender Predictor chart really doesn’t have a scientific backing and gives a 50-50 chance result. This means that it can either be right or wrong; it’s similar to flipping a coin. It is, therefore, possible that some women will find it accurate while others will not. Although researchers claim that it is almost 90% accurate, it is highly contested as being pure luck. It is usually used for fun, and it’s not a sure-fire way of confirming the gender of your baby, nor should it ever replace scientifically tested methods such as an ultrasound.
It is not strange to want to know the sex of your baby. In fact, there have been some cases of even the ultrasound getting it wrong. The Chinese Gender Predictor can help you increase the probability of a boy or girl, and we all know how important it is to know. Knowing the gender of your baby ensures that you buy the right clothes, choose the right colors, and prepare yourself psychologically for the baby.