Can you predict the sex of the baby using the lunar calendar?
You are pregnant and impatient to discover the sex of your baby? No need to wait for the ultrasound of the 3rd month to know if you will have a little girl or a little boy, many ancestral methods would apparently allow to predict the sex of your baby... Among them: the lunar calendar. Is it a reliable method? We explain you!
Predicting the sex of your future child thanks to the lunar calendar
At the time when the lunar calendar appeared, that is to say 700 years ago, there were no medical means available to predict the sex of babies. One of the techniques used at the time was theobservation of the stars and in particular the moon.
This calendar is based on two factors that would predict the sex of the baby at the time of ovulation. These two factors are :
- The phases of the moon, i.e. rising or falling moon;
- And the age of the mother at the time of conception.
The moon calendar is thus represented in the form of a table with two axes: one for the 12 months of the year and the other for the age of the woman. To know the sex of the baby, it would be necessary to cross the coordinates of the two axes in the table. Warning: this method cannot predict the birth of twins of opposite sexes.
If the lunar calendar is a method used to determine the sex of the baby, it is also because there is a belief that the menstrual cycle is controlled by the movement of the moon or the cycle of the moon. In fact, the menstrual cycle lasts on average 28 days, approximately like the lunar cycle. Menstruation therefore corresponds to the new moon. It is also believed that women's ability to conceive a child is higher during full moons and the days preceding them.
Boy or girl, is the lunar calendar 100% reliable?
Some women would still use this method today to determine the month during which they wish to get pregnant, according to the preference to have a girl or a boy.
However, no scientific study has validated this method of predicting the sex of a baby. In fact, the probability that the predictions are true is one in two, so it is rather easy to believe it.
According to science, it is not possible to predict the sex of the baby because it depends on the chromosome contained in the spermatozoon. Thus, two XX chromosomes give a girl and X and Y chromosomes give a boy. However, there is nothing to stop you from testing for yourself and seeing if the prediction is correct!
How to have a male baby according to the Moon?
According to beliefs and the lunar calendar, it is during the waning moon phase that you can have a boy. Conception must occur between the full moon and the new moon, that is, when the first quarter or the last quarter of the moon is seen.
The other phases of the waning moon are the waning Gibbous Moon, the Last Crescent, the Last Quarter and the New Moon.
How to have a female baby according to the Moon?
Conversely, if you want to have a girl, it is recommended to conceive during the ascending moon phase. The ascending moon phase is composed of several periods:
- The first crescent moon;
- The first quarter (when the moon is semi-circular);
- The waxing Gibbous Moon;
- The full moon.
The FAQ of the lunar calendar and the sex of the baby
How to know if it is a boy?
There are several other methods that would help determine the sex of your baby. If the mother's belly is rather pointed and high, we would tend to say that it is a boy. If the pregnant woman does not have nausea, this again would mean that it is a boy. If your cravings during your pregnancy are quite salty, then it would be a boy.
How do you know if it's a girl?
Just like determining if it's a boy, there are other methods to determine if it's a girl. Some say that if the pregnant woman's belly is rather rounded and low, it would be a girl. If you are prone to a lot of nausea and rather sweet cravings, then again you would be pregnant with a girl!
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