When finding out you are pregnant, the next fun step is to determine whether you are having a boy or a girl. Of course, genetic tests or ultrasound will give you official results, and old wives tales are fun but here’s another way! The Chinese Gender Predictor Chart! It takes the baby’s month of conception and the mother’s age and calculates the baby’s gender.
What is the Chinese Gender Predictor Chart?
There are a few fun ways to predict your baby’s gender. You may want to look at your pregnancy cravings (sweet for a girl, salty and sour for boys). Or your baby bump position, (high for girls, low for boys). Even try spinning a ring around your abdomen (back and forth for children, around in boys’ circles). Check out our full post on Old Wives tales here.
But if none of these options float your boat, then check out the Chinese Gender predictor calculator.
The Chinese Gender Predictor is also called the Chinese Gender Calendar or the Chinese Gender Chart. It is a map for forecasting the baby’s gender.
History of the Chinese Gender Predictor
The Chinese Gender Predictor was discovered 700 years ago by computation of yin, yang, five elements, eight trigrams, and time. It is said to be based on I Ching, or the “Book of Changes”. Put simply, it adds the date of birth of a woman and the date of conception in the calendar.
This translates the numbers to the mother’s lunar age when she is pregnant and the lunar month of conception.
One legend claims that the Qing Dynasty imperial family used the Chinese Gender Chart for the selection of sons who were preferable to girls due to the work and money they could bring in and the ability to continue the family lineage!
Another story is that the Chinese Gender chart was stored in an ancient royal tomb and discovered many years later.
Whatever the history, Chinese astrologists claim this chart does a pretty good job!
How does the Chinese Gender Calculator work?
Even if Eastern medicine and philosophy are not your thing, the easy-to-use Chinese Gender Chart could just give you a clue as to whether you should start storing pink or blue!
This gender prediction method chart has two sections. The abscissa is the month of birth from January to December, and the ordinate is the age of the 18-45-year-old pregnant mother.
In the lunar calendar, the month of birth is the month of childbirth, not the last menstruation month. When the pregnant mom conceives in a leap month, the first half of the month is counted in the month afterward. The second half is counted in the month afterward.
If the precise date of conception is not apparent, measure that by the last menstruation plus 14 days; if the 14 days are extended after the 25th, then it can be counted to the next month.
Is the Chinese Gender Chart actually accurate?
Many pregnant mothers claim that the chart is the only non-medical test that will tell you whether you have a person or a child. But how accurate are they?
Many believe that it can be up to 93% accurate to determine your child’s sex using a Chinese gender calendar. And because it is based on your age and month, you are free to check the chart at any time during your pregnancy.
In contrast to the second-trimester ultrasound, you don’t have to wait too long to use one of these charts.
But still, there is no clear proof that the chart really works. It’s not based on science. And it’s no more precise than other low-tech gender tests.
After all, every unscientific method is correct about 50 percent of the time with just two outcomes. Either you have a baby boy or a girl! However, when I look at the chart, it is actually correct for all 3 of my children!
How to predict a baby girl or boy child using the Chinese gender
You can select several consecutive months with the same baby gender to get pregnant, which will increase the probability of a specific gender.
For instance, if your lunar age is 29 years old, and you want to have a baby boy, based on the Chinese baby gender calendar, you can choose to get pregnant between May and September.
If you prefer a video tutorial, check this one out below.
What Moms say about the Chinese Gender Predictor
“If you are looking for gender prediction tools, then this is a fun one. With my first baby it was correct but with my second baby it wasn’t!” Joanna D.
“The Chinese baby predictor was correct with my baby girl! But for my sister it didn’t work!” Katie S.
“It worked for our baby boy, but if you want to be sure I’d go for a blood test or scan!”.
Chinese Gender Chart – Final note
There is no harm in using the Chinese Gender Predictor to know whether you’re going to give birth to a baby boy or girl. And it can be quite fun, especially when you’re doing it with your family and friends.
So if gender-guessing games turn you off, go for it. However, don’t take the results too seriously or make significant decisions! Leave painting the nursery or planning a Girl / Boy themed Baby Shower until you are sure!