Can A Chinese Gender Chart Help You Choose Your Baby's Gender?

How accurately can an ancient Chinese cart help modern parents conceive the son or daugther they dream of having?

Choose your child's gender within 93% accuracy with this easy to use chart!

Sounds like some futuristic claim, but this chart was supposedly created by Chinese scientists and buried in an ancient tomb for 700 years.The original is now housed in the Beijing Institute of Science but has been reproduced in books and on the web for parents-to-be everywhere to predict the sex of their unborn children.

How does this chart work?

To use the chart, locate the age of the mother at the time of conception on one axis and the month of conception on the other axis.The meeting point indicates the baby's gender.The ages and months are based on the Chinese Lunar calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar used today; it coincides with the cycle of the moon.To find your Chinese age you must add one year to your Gregorian age if your birthday falls after the Chinese New Year, which typically falls in late January or early February.If your birthday falls before the Chinese New Year then your Gregorian age is the same as your Chinese Age.

Some believe the chart's accuracy to be based on the scientific evidence that the acidity of a woman's secretions helps determine the sex of the baby.The theory is that the acidity level of a woman's secretions changes from lunar month to lunar month depending on the age of the woman.

With such a high claim for accuracy many parents-to-be may consider using this chart to plan for a boy or a girl.But how true is that claim?Some recent studies indicate the accuracy rate to be between 55% and 65%, a far cry from the 93% claim that many believe to be true.So while it might be a fun prediction tool, which has a slight edge on the other methods practiced by women for ages, it is still not certain enough to put all of your stock in.

Part of the problem with using this method is that it is difficult to calculate the Chinese Lunar month and some charts published don't even specify the need to use the Chinese calendar.Some informal studies actually showed using the Gregorian calendar age and month to have a slightly higher accuracy rate than using the Chinese calendar.So even if your chances of planning for a son and daughter are slightly increased, you still have to decide on which calendar to use.

Modern science has developed far more accurate ways to plan for a boy or girl.The Shettles Method, for example, specifies specific times in a woman's cycle and specific sexual positions to increase the odds of conceiving one gender over the other.A woman can now chart her cycle to find the best time to conceive the son or daughter she has always wanted with a far better success rate then the ancient method that doesn't allow for individual differences.Still, the Chinese Birth Chart is a fascinating discovery that provides the most accurate gender prediction method of its time.

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