Chances are one of the first questions that came to mind when you found out you were pregnant was “I wonder if it’s a boy or a girl?” Believe it or not there are a few supposed and a couple sure-fire ways to learn this info before baby is actually born. So, if you’re stuck on whether to buy pink or blue, give these tests a try!
Old Wive’s Tale Gender Predictors:
Chinese Gender Chart
Legend has it that the Chinese Gender Chart was buried in a royal tomb near Beijing over 700 years ago. The original is allegedly currently in the Institute of Science in Beijing.
Rumors have it that this chart is over 90% accurate when used properly but please remember that this chart is for entertainment purposes only.
- The Mother’s Age on the gender chart is based on her Chinese Age at time of conception.
- The Month of Conception on the Chinese chart needs to be the Chinese Lunar Month.
Once you find these two items, you can cross-reference them on the Chinese gender chart to determine the sex of your baby.
Needle or Wedding Ring Predictor
This is an easy and one of the most popular baby gender prediction methods to try. Take a needle or wedding ring and attach it to a thread. Hold the dangling item over the mom to be’s belly while she is lying down. If the needle or ring swings in a strong circular motion, you will be having a girl. If it moves in a back and forth 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 the belly.
Baby’s Heart Rate Gender Predictor
A popular theory on baby gender prediction is based on the baby’s heart rate. The theory states that if your baby’s heart rate is 140 beats per minute and above, you will most likely be having a girl. If the heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, then you would probably 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.
The number of ultrasounds (also called sonograms) you will have during your pregnancy will depend on how your pregnancy develops, if you have any complications and your physician’s philosophy. The ultrasound uses high frequency, low power, sound waves sent through the mom’s belly into the uterus. As these energy waves encounter internal surfaces such as the uterus, placenta and fetus, they bounce back and are detected by the scanner. The amount of ultrasound waves bouncing back varies as the surface in which they hit changes (e.g. folds, texture, and density). The computer monitor uses this information to generate a picture of the fetus and its environment, which then can be viewed on the monitor. Most doctors will not perform an ultrasound expressly for predicting the gender of your baby. Predicting the sex of your baby is an added bonus during the routine ultrasound. The ultrasound technician may be able to predict the baby’s gender after 16 weeks. The accuracy of this method of gender determination depends on the position of the baby, as well as the skill of the technician performing the scan.
Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) are two other scientific methods of gender prediction, however both of these tests carry the risk of miscarriage therefor are only used in certain circumstances to reveal any possible disorders or birth defects.
Urine Based Test:
IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Test™ is an affordable, simple-to-use urine test that provides immediate gender results in the privacy and comfort of the home. It uses first morning urine and a proprietary mix of chemicals, which reacts with a combination of hormones to indicate the gender of your baby. Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl! It can be used as early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy (8 weeks post- conception). Most women find out the sex of their baby at their 20-week sonogram as long as baby chooses to cooperate. The Gender Prediction Test bridges the curiosity gap between conception and sonogram! Visit their website for more info: www.intelligender.com