Chinese Gender Chart: What is it and how does it work?

Gender predictor

So you’ve finally seen those tell-tale pink lines on your pregnancy test confirming your pregnancy! Congratulations!

But now starts everyone and their aunt’s guessing game of “are you having a boy or a girl”? A question most expectant mothers would give anything to get answered. After all, there’s that room to decorate and the clothes to shop for, isn’t there? In India, where gender determination is legally banned, parents have little choice but to let the mystery remain unresolved until D-day.

But for those of you looking for some fun and bursting at the seams with curiosity, there are always those old wives tales for baby gender prediction. While these methods have no scientific basis, there are claims for them being surprisingly accurate. One such method used for centuries is the Chinese gender chart.

What is the Chinese gender chart?

The Chinese gender chart or gender predictor, predicts the gender of the baby based on the mother’s age and the lunar month of conception. We’ve simplified this chart to make it convenient such that you can use regular dates (as opposed to lunar ones). The interesting tit-bit about the related to the Chinese gender chart is that legend says the chart is more than 700 years old and was discovered in a royal tomb.

How does the Chinese Gender Chart work?

Look for your age at the time of conception on the Y-axis and trace it on the X-axis to the month that you have conceived in. Voila, you have the gender of your baby according to ancient Chinese intelligence!

So, for example, if you are 27 years old and your predicted month of conception is June (you will know this based on your last missed period) then you are, according to the Chinese gender chart likely to be expecting a baby girl!

Please do note that there’s no scientific proof that the Chinese Gender Predictor works. However we can make a fair claim that the Chinese Gender chart has at least a 50-50 chance of making an accurate prediction!

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