For many parents, getting to know the gender of the baby before birth is a very exciting stage of pregnancy. Throughout history, and in many cultures, there have been a variety of non-scientific methods developed and marketed to prenatally predict the baby's gender. Almost all of them, invariably, were as accurate as a toss of dies. Or less.
There are countries, such as India, where female feticide is a still prevalent. Therefore, finding out the baby's gender before birth is banned. With the advent of modern medical technologies, such as the sonogram, accurately identifying the baby's gender has become relatively easy and accessible. However, many parents believe in old wive's tales, such as the bigger the belly the higher the chances that it is a boy.
The Chinese came up with their own way to predict a baby's gender: the Chinese Gender Predictor Chart.
How did the Chart start?
The Chinese Gender Predictor Chart was already practiced in ancient China, where the royal priest would use it mainly with the emperor in order to maximize the likelihood of him bearing a male heir to the throne. Often, the Chart was used even before a baby was conceived!
How does the Chart work?
There are numerous variations of the Chinese Gender Predictor Chart, but it usually has three columns containing the age of the mother, the month of conception, and the baby's gender. Suppose a 32-year-old woman conceived in the month of December. Based on that information, the Chart would assign a gender to the unborn baby. It should be clarified that the month needed by the Chart is the lunar month, not the one according to the Gregorian calendar. Emperors would use the Chart to decide when to try to conceive, in order to bear a son who would go on to become the heir to the throne.
Does this chart really work?
No scientific study to date has confirmed that the Chart is accurate beyond chance. In other words, it is accurate 50 percent of the time, like tossing a coin. Therefore, do not make any decisions based on what the Chart tells you! If you really want to know your baby's gender before birth, go to your obstetrician's office and request a sonogram. In most cases, your baby will cooperate and let your doctor know if it is a he or a she. Good luck!
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