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I’m going to have a little bit of fun in this post with old wives tales & gender prediction, before our scan on Monday! (That’s if Baby G behaves and lets us see his/her gender of course!) Of course they’re not going to be accurate, like I say just a bit of fun… For the record, I think boy, hubby thinks girl…

Chinese Gender Chart

This is a chart on which you cross reference two things to determine the gender of your baby. For this chart though you must determine your Chinese age at time of conception, and the Chinese lunar month of conception, not your actual age and month of conception.  

My Chinese age was 26, and the lunar month was May (actual age was 24, actual month was June).

In this case, Baby G is a GIRL!

Old Wives Tales Gender Predictor

For this one, you must answer 15 questions based on old wives tales!

According to my answers, Baby G is a BOY! (67% chance)

(One of the questions was asking for baby’s heart rate, but I don’t know this so I just guessed, never mind!)

Wedding Ring Gender Prediction Method

This method involves tying a wedding ring (or pin or needle) to a piece of thread or strand of hair. Hold the dangling item over your belly whilst lying down. If it swings in a circular motion, you are having a girl; if it swings in a pendulum you are having a boy.

My wedding ring swung in a circular motion, so we are having a GIRL!

Astrological balance predictor

This one involves entering a few details such as date, location & time of birth (I don’t know mine & hubby’s time of birth so it’s not completely accurate), and showing the balance between our astro-makeup.

According to this, we are most likely to produce BOYS!

Gender Prediction Calendar

This one involves just inputting the mother’s and father’s month and year of birth, and showing a calendar of conception (not birth) months, and the gender of the baby.

According to this one, we are having a GIRL!

Gender swaying

We didn’t gender sway, but I saw a friend post about this a while ago and thought I would look it up, to see what our ‘chances’ would be if we had done this. This obviously isn’t in detail, but there is more detail out there if it’s something you wish to do…

Diet – for a girl, the diet should be lower calorie and more dairy; for a boy, higher calorie and higher in salt content (though I wouldn’t advise a high salt content diet anyway!) 

At the time of conception I was controlling my weight and diet, and was eating a lower calorie diet and more dairy products, and less salt, so this one says GIRL!

Timing of BD’ing – for a girl, BD’ing should take place 72 hours before OV. For a boy, it should take place closer to OV. (I’m not going to go into the position factor for this one, a bit TMI there I think!)

As we conceived on clomid, I’m not 100% sure of when I OV’d, but looking at my cycle length, when I got my BFP and when we did BD, I’m taking this one as a BOY!

Baby Centre Gender Predictor 

This is a series of questions based on scientific studies rather than old wives tales etc. 
This one says we are more likely to have a BOY!

(Although interestingly this one says studies carried out amongst women who used hormones such as clomid to induce ovulation, show you are slightly more likely to have a girl.)

So,we have 4 that say GIRL, and 4 that say BOY! 

Which gender predictions did you do, and were they right or wrong?

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

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