Want to find out if the famous ancient Chinese Baby Calendar can really help you to guess whether a baby who isn’t born yet is a boy or a girl?
Do you want to know if you truly have chances to get pregnant with the kind of offspring you want, either a daughter or a son, if you make love in the time periods that this legendary chart recommends?
If you answer with “yes” to any of the two questions above, congratulations! You are on the right webpage! Because I tell you in this article all you need to know about the effectiveness of the well-known Chinese Gender Chart. Read this post to discover the accuracy of the methods of gender selection and prediction that are based on this special table, as well as the appropriate way in which you should interpret this table for the two purposes previously mentioned.
What Does This Table Say?
Before giving you details about the reliability of this old chart, it’s essential to clarify what this table precisely says. So, let’s recap a little bit. As you probably remember, this ancient chart is believed to reveal two important things:
- the fetal sex
- the periods for making love.
In the first situation, you know about a child that is conceived but it is not born yet, and you are curious about its gender: is it a girl or a boy? In the second case, you are wondering when you should make love so that you would get pregnant with a baby that has the sex that you prefer: either male or female.
Most Likely, Not Precise
Do you know which is the most important aspect of this famous Chinese Gender Calendar? It’s simply this: this chart doesn’t tell you the exact gender of a fetus, but the gender that has the greatest chances to be the one of that fetus, based on some statistics that I will tell you about later in this article.
Also when it comes to gender predetermination, you should not see this special table as something that is right all the time, because it simply tells you the time intervals in which, if you make love, your chances of getting pregnant with a baby of the gender you want are greater than your chances of conceiving a child of the unwanted sex; these chances were determined using the same statistics that I will soon describe.
To sum up, here’s what this old chart actually reveals, based on some ancient statistics:
- the most likely gender of a human fetus;
- the periods when you are more likely to conceive a boy or a girl, as you prefer.
So, this chart only increases your chances of guessing the fetal sex and predetermining the sex of a future baby.
Astrological & Legendary Origins
Since you are curious whether to trust in this table or not, it’s essential to know, understand and be aware of the manner in which this chart was created. Here’s what I discovered concerning its origins, after reading the Wikipedia pages dedicated to the Chinese Birth Chart and to the Conception Chart, as well as after going through numerous webpages focused on this famous table:
- According to a legend, this table was first used in the 13th century, in China.
- The Chinese people still traditionally use this table as a gender prediction and selection tool. In fact, it seems that the free and paid books and mobile applications that present the ancient Chinese Farmer’s Almanac, usually called “Tung Shing”, also include this special chart in them.
- This table is astrological, it is a kind of superstition, just like the zodiac. It’s important to remember that this chart was not deduced in a scientific way and it was not scientifically demonstrated.
As I understand, it was created in this way: in the 13th century, some Chinese persons believed that there is a connection between these three elements:
- the gender of a person
- the Chinese lunar age of the mother of that person, at the moment of conception
- the moment when that person was conceived.
More precisely, they thought that the gender was determined by the mother’s age at conception and by the moment of conception. For determining the precise way in which these three elements were interacting, they studied some statistic data from those times and they analyzed the sky and the Universe. It seems that the famous Chinese Gender Predictor Chart that they created actually reflects the map of sky at the date and time when a person is conceived, using a special map of the Universe that is computed for the precise location when that person is born, and for the precise time when it is born. Pretty complicated, isn’t it?
Questionable Accuracy of 80-90%
It seems that the methods of gender prediction and predetermination based on this old chart are sometimes demonstrated by the births that were performed in some hospitals, whose managers claimed that the success rate of these strategies is somewhere between 80% and 90% or even more. Anyway, I couldn’t find any official information about these techniques and their success ratios. However, there are some situations which clearly prove that you shouldn’t rely too much on this table for guessing or predetermining a human gender.
Did you ever think about the cases in which a woman gives birth to twins that have different sexes: one child is a boy and the other is a girl? This happens although both of them are conceived by the same person in the same moment. You certainly realize that this situation is never described by the Chinese Gender Chart, don’t you? What is more, there are some examples of women with the same lunar age at conception, that conceived, in the same lunar month, babies with different genders. These situations show that the accuracy of these methods is below 100%. In conclusion, you could use other strategies of sex selection and prediction, in order to increase your chances of guessing or controlling a baby’s gender.