The Chinese lunar pregnancy calendar is an unscientific method of determining the gender of the child. It takes the age of the woman at the time of conception along with the month when the child was conceived.
Discovering that you are pregnant is a joy unparalleled any other. Of course, along with the euphoric happiness associated with pregnancy, there is also the anticipation, whether the baby would be a boy or a girl. Although there are numerous “old wives tales” which are used as unscientific means of predicting the baby’s gender, none of them are thought to be quite accurate. The Chinese lunar pregnancy calendar is reportedly an accurate way of prediction of the sex of the baby. This unscientific method relies on the Chinese lunar calendar years of the mother along with the date of the conception of the baby. The history and origin of the calendar is as fascinating as its method of prediction.
Legend goes that this calendar was developed 700 years ago by a Chinese scientist. Long before the discovery of the scientific means of determining the gender of an unborn child, this method was used to provide accurate results. It was supposedly used by the nobles of the Qing dynasty and was subsequently hidden when the dynasty along with the whole country was in turmoil. Dating back to the 13th century, this ancient document was found in an old Royal Tomb near Peking, China and has since then been housed at China’s institute of science in Peking. This gender chart uses the table format displaying the mother’s age at the time of conception on the left hand side along with the months across the top. Based on the conception month and the age intersect, it is easy understand whether the unborn child would be a boy or a girl.
The Chinese Lunar Pregnancy Calendar
How it Works
The Chinese conception calendar is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. As you can see, it is based on the month the woman conceives and her age at the time of conception. The most common mistake that people make while using this chart is calculating their age taking into account the western Gregorian calendar. However, the ancient Chinese take the nine months that a person spends in the womb into consideration too. Therefore, in order to get accurate results using the Chinese lunar calendar of pregnancy, you need to first note down the age at the time of conception and then add one to it. Now note the month in which the baby was conceived and look at the intersection of the age and the month for determining the baby’s gender. So, for instance if the woman’s age is 26 years and the child is conceived in October, it would probably be a girl. It is also important to note that the chart works only for pregnant women in the age group of 18 to 45.
The accuracy of the Chinese lunar pregnancy calendar may be questionable, however, people using this believe that there is a 97% chance of getting the prediction right. However, there is no scientific evidence or any research to support this claim.