The Chinese pregnancy calendar is a method of predicting the sex of the baby based on the mother's age at conception, and the month of conception. For example, according to this method of Chinese astrology, if you're a 25-year-old woman and conception took place in January, your baby should be a boy(or a girl, because when it comes to the accuracy of this method, it goes without saying that chance still predominates when it comes to the baby's sex!).
Now, to answer the question, the reliability of the Chinese pregnancy calendar is a highly controversial subject. Chinese astrology enthusiasts claim it to be accurate and reliable, while others (more down-to-earth) consider it a mere coincidence with no scientific basis.
Remember that predicting the sex of your baby is a bit like playing the lottery! And nothing, not what you eat (or when you eat it), nor your age, nor the day of intercourse, is supposed to affect the sex of the baby! Ah, yes, infallible methods: ultrasound, blood tests and amniocentesis!
However, if you're curious enough to challenge astrology and theChinese horoscopes and see if the Chinese pregnancy calendar is right, Elia reveals everything you need to know on the subject!
What is the Chinese pregnancy calendar?
As explained above, the Chinese pregnancy calendar is a method of predicting the baby's sex based on the woman's age at conception, and the month of conception (skeptics, brace yourselves!). This method was developed in China over 700 years ago, and is based on the principles of Yin and Yang, as well as the Chinese lunar calendar.
Some people are convinced of the veracity and reliability of this method of calculation, but Elia is keen to set the record straight! This method cannot be relied on for contraception or family planning! We recommend using a pregnancy calendar by following the weeks of pregnancy and amenorrhea. At an appointment with your gynecologist, you'll be able to determine the baby's sex by ultrasound.
How does the Chinese pregnancy calendar work?
The Chinese pregnancy calendar is based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which divides the year into 12 lunar months of approximately 29.5 days each. The Chinese pregnancy calendar also uses the principles of Yin and Yang, opposing but complementary forces in Chinese philosophy.
According to this method, to predict the baby's sex, you need to know the mother's age at the time of conception, and the month of conception. Then refer to the Chinese pregnancy calendar , which combines this information to determine the baby's sex. The months of the calendar are represented by numbers from 1 to 12, and each number is associated with a baby gender prediction for a mother of that age.
How to calculate the Chinese pregnancy calendar
The Chinese pregnancy calendar is a vast and complex subject, but to keep things simple, all you have to do is find a Chinese pregnancy calendar chart (there are dozens online), and cross-reference the mother's age with the month of conception to find out the baby's gender prediction. A "fun" method to use, but with no solid scientific basis! The only reliable means of determining a baby's sex before birth is by ultrasound (from 16 weeks), blood test (from 10 weeks) or amniocentesis (from 15 weeks).
How to use the Chinese calendar to find out the sex of a future child?
To use the Chinese calendar to predict the sex of a future child, you need to know two things: the mother's age at conception, and the month of conception (and that's it!). There are online sites that offer tables with a column for the mother's age at conception, and a column with the month of conception. The intersection will indicate the presumed sex of your baby, either a girl or a boy, again according to the Chinese pregnancy calendar. Please note that the accuracy of this method is not guaranteed and should not be used as a method of contraception or family planning. That would be a bit too simple, and a bit sad!