How the Chinese pregnancy chart works
This table is thousands of years old and, according to legend, it was already used by the ancient Chinese to predict the sex of their children. According to an ancient Chinese legend, the sex of your baby is determined by crossing two pieces of information: your age and the month of conception of your future child . If you are already pregnant you can look at this table, which was made thousands of years ago, to find out the sex of your baby. And, if you are planning a pregnancy, you can use it if you are more excited that your child is a boy or a girl.
What is the Chinese table of conception
Find the box for the month in which you conceived. If you do not remember the specific day, calculate two weeks from the date of your last menstruation with your age, and then find how old you were when you conceived. Cross those two data, if the box is pink, your baby will be a girl; if the box is blue, your baby will be a boy. The Chinese table is not 100% effective, but what if it agrees with you?
How Accurate Is The Chinese Gender Prediction Calendar?
The Chinese gender prediction test is not scientifically supported, therefore its probability of success is 50-50. For some women, the Chinese pregnancy chart was correct with the sex of their baby and for others it did not. This calculator is actually often used for fun, not as a sure way to confirm the sex of the baby. It cannot replace other scientific methods that can confirm if you will have a boy or a girl, such as an ultrasound.
What is the history of the Chinese Pregnancy Chart?
There are several theories about the origin of this prediction chart of the sex of the baby. It is believed to have a 700-year history and is based on the I Ching (or Book of Changes), which states that the foundation is in the Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and the Eight Trigrams. This theory states that it was created for the imperial family of the Qing dynasty, who used the table to conceive children who were favored to work, earn money and to carry on the family lineage.
The tablet was kept in the Qing palace by eunuchs and was not of use to the masses, nor was it displayed. During the Boxer Rebellion, at the end of the Qing Dynasty, this prediction table of the sex of the baby was one of the looted treasures. Later it was brought to England, translated and kept by the then king.
Years later, a professor took the map to Austria, where a Chinese scholar studied it in detail and brought it back to his country. Did you know that the original copy of the table is in the Beijing Institute of Sciences?
What does the Chinese pregnancy chart take into account?
The Chinese pregnancy calendar is based on the lunar age of the mother and the lunar date of conception. In general, many people do not know the moon age, therefore it is usually calculated using the mother’s date of birth and the date the baby was conceived. By crossing the data, the result shows whether a boy or a girl will be conceived.
Can I calculate my Chinese lunar age?
If you want to be more accurate and use the lunar calendar as the ancient Chinese did, you must know your lunar age. To do this, you have to calculate your age from the moment you were in the womb. The Chinese lunar year adds one year to the month of birth.
For example, if you were born on January 20 (before Chinese New Year of that year), your moon age in June of the same year will be two.
However, if you were born on March 7 (after Chinese New Year of that year), your moon age in June of the same year will be one.
In general, you are one or two years older in the Chinese lunar system due to the difference between the calendar and the Chinese practice of counting time spent in the womb.
What if I don’t know the exact date of conception?
If you can’t remember the exact date you conceived, you can average by adding 14 days to your last menstrual period. It will help you understand the process, know how ovulation works.
What is the difference between the Chinese pregnancy chart and the Mayan calendar?
While the Chinese calendar takes the lunar age and the month of conception to indicate the gender of your baby, the Mayan calendar considers the age and year of conception. Even in the Mayan calculator, it takes into account that if both numbers are odd or even, it is a girl, and if one is even and the other is odd, it is a boy.