We know all you want is for your baby to be healthy…but what you’re dying to know is whether your baby will be a boy or a girl. And like with many questions, the Chinese have answers. Enter the Chinese Gender Prediction Chart. What your baby’s name will be, how you decorate the nursery and what styles of clothes you buy for the wee one is all dependent on its gender. It’s the big burning question and this ancient Chinese chart can predict your child’s gender…with (technically) about 50% accuracy. But it’s fun. And some say, a very accurate measure.
This Chinese Gender Prediction Chart was supposedly discovered in a tomb, and is rumoured to be over seven centuries old! The original is said to be on display at the Beijing Institute of Science in China. How accurate is it? Reports vary of course, with some reporting greater than 50% accuracy. You’re probably thinking “Hey isn’t it all in the sperm? Doesn’t the gender have nothing to do with me?” Well, recent studies have revealed that your body may be more receptive to sperm that carry a certain gender at different times and under different circumstances. So perhaps there is a little truth to this chart.
How to Use the Gender Prediction Chart
The charts are below the article byline. To make it easier to read, we have separated the Chinese Gender Chart into two: one for women aged 18-31 and one for women aged 32-45. For the purposes of this chart, your “age” is how old you were at the time of conception in lunar months (known as your “lunar age”). To calculate your lunar age add nine months to your current age. Remember, you need your lunar age at the time of conception and not the time when the baby will be born. Next, find your lunar age along the top row of the appropriate chart below and cross-reference it with the month of conception down the left-hand column. The cell where your lunar age at conception and month of conception meet reveals the ancient Chinese prediction for your baby’s gender!
Note that this chart is for entertainment purposes only. It is of course not a guarantee and we make no claims as to its accuracy…so don’t paint the nursery just yet. Yes, the original birth chart is said to be real, but it is here just for fun. We’ve got a heap of other tools and cool pregnancy and kid charts – make sure you’re on our monthly newsletter list so you don’t miss a trick.
Once you’ve used the charts, and you have an indication of what your baby’s gender might be, why don’t you visit our Baby Names Page to get some great baby name ideas. But make sure to have names ready for both genders, because you never know! Finally, don’t forget to check out our great Pregnancy and Baby sections for all your need to know mom-to-be information.
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