Chinese Lunar Calendar
|This is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, a chart drawn up over 700 years ago and discovered in a royal tomb in Beijing, China. The original is now displayed in the Beijing Institute of Science. |
This baby gender prediction chart uses your Chinese lunar age. To find your lunar age you usually add on 1 or 2 years to your actual age, but ours calculates this for you automatically!
Chinese Baby Gender Prediction
In order to predict the gender of your baby simply choose the mothers age at conception and the month of conception from the drop down menus above and press the Calculate button.
Rumors have it that this gender prediction chart is over 90% accurate when used properly. However, according to a survey in 1999, they find the accuracy rate of this prediction is less than 75 percent.
Chinese Lunar Age :
The Chinese count their age starting from the birth; when you are born you are one. Every Chinese lunar new year which you will traverse, counts for one year more whatever your month of birth. Tradition holds that on the seventh day of the new year, all people in China become a year older.
For example : If Měi (美, meaning Pretty) was born January 10th (before the Chinese new year), her Chinese Lunar Age in July the same year would be two.
But, if Lǐjuān (李娟, Beautiful and Graceful) was born on March 9th (after the Chinese new year), her Chinese Lunar Age in July of the same year would be one.
General principle is to add one year to your (Gregorian/English Calendar) age if your birthdate is past the Chinese New Year. If you were born before the Chinese New Year you should add two years to your (Gregorian/English Calendar) age.
[Are you now two years older than you thought you were? Sorry]
In the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, a date between January 21 and February 20.
I hope I didn't make this too confusing! Ready to give it a try?
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The Chinese lunar year doesn't match the solar year. The Chinese New Year's Eve is usually celebrated at the end of January or in early February. The Chinese horoscope isn't used for fortune telling but provides information about a person's character, talents or biases.
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One of the popular theories on baby gender prediction is based on the baby's heart rate.
The theory states that if your baby's heart rate was 140 beats per minute and above, you would be having a girl. If the heart rate was under 140 beats per minute, then you would be having a boy.
While this would be a quick and easy baby gender prediction method, there is actually no evidence that this theory is accurate. There is a recent study, "Sex, Heart Rate, and Age" from Terry J. DuBose, M.S., RDMS; Director Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which indicates there is no correlation between foetal heart rate and the gender of the baby.
The human embryonic heart rate (EHR) accelerates at 3.3 beats per minute per day during the first month of beating. Beginning at a rate near the mother's, at approximately 80-85 B/M at the start of the 5th week, the heart rate accelerates to a mean of 175 B/M (+/-20) at 9 LMP weeks. This increase is approximately 10 beats every 3 days until the early 9th week. It then abruptly begins to decelerate.
Interestingly, however, a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999, revealed that the baby's sex does influence heart rate during the labor process, with the hearts of little girls waiting to be born beating faster than those of little boys.
Needle or Wedding Ring
This an easy baby gender prediction method to try. Take a pin, needle, or wedding ring and attach it to a thread or strand of hair. Hold the dangling item over mom to be's belly while she is lying down. If the needle or wedding ring swings in a strong circular motion, you will be having a girl. If it moves in a to and fro motion like a pendulum, you will be having a boy.
An alternate version of this baby gender prediction method is to dangle the needle or wedding ring over the expectant mom's wrist instead of belly.
Carry high it's a girl, low it's a boy
|The popular belief that women carrying boys carry low and that women carrying girls carry high just isn't true. The shape and height of your belly is determined by your muscle tone, uterine tone and the position the baby is in. That's why you may think you're having a boy because you're carrying low, when actually the baby just dropped lower into the pelvis because you're closer to delivery|
Other old wives tales to do with size and shape:
There are some who think that women who suffer with the serious, long-lasting form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarium were more likely to give birth to girls. And, unlike the numerous old wives' tales designed to help mothers-to-be to predict the sex of their children, experts say this one has the backing of science.
In an article published in the leading medical journal Lancet in 1999, it appears it could be true. While the margin of difference between sexes was small, it was, they say, statistically significant. The suspected link is the pregnancy hormone hCG, which is generally higher in women who have severe morning sickness and may be secreted in greater amounts by female fetuses.
"A study of over a million pregnancies in Sweden between 1987 and 1995 showed there was a greater risk of the condition for women who were carrying a female child. There was a higher chance of mothers-to-be of girls being admitted to hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - serious nausea and vomiting during the first three months of pregnancy. The female to male ratio of hospital admissions was 56:44, according to the research carried out by Dr Johan Askling at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute."
Your age and month you conceived
|Another one for you to try: |
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived.
~ If the sum is an even number - It might be a boy.
~ If the sum is an odd number - It might be a girl.
Fun way to help out the mom-to-be
|Will it be a boy or girl? How big will the baby be? And just when will the baby arrive?|
Looking for a fun way to help out the mom-to-be? Then check out PregPool.com, where you can set up your own baby pool ! Get your family and friends in on the fun and see who can correctly guess your baby's sex, weight and birth date. Invite all your friends and family to play. You determine how much each guess will cost and how the preg pool will be divided.
|The only way to get an accurate baby gender prediction is via a medical test. An amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling test will be able to accurately predict the gender of your baby. Doctors will not perform these invasive tests just for the purpose of baby gender prediction. |
Ultrasounds can provide an semi-accurate baby gender prediction as well, but wrong gender predictions are made regularly.
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Did you know?
|One of the earliest written records of a urine based pregnancy test can be found in an ancient Egyptian document. A papyrus described a test in which a woman who might be pregnant could urinate on wheat and barley seeds over the course of several days: If the barley grows, it means a male child. If the wheat grows, it means a female child. If both do not grow, she will not bear at all.|
Testing of this theory in 1963 found that 70 percent of the time, the urine of pregnant women did promote growth, while the urine of non pregnant women and men did not.
Scholars have identified this as perhaps the first test to detect a unique substance in the urine of pregnant women, and have speculated that elevated levels of estrogens in pregnant women's urine may have been the key to its success.
The gender prediction test result is easy to read! The control test window will change color to either pink (Girl) or blue (Boy).
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