Need a way to stave off the boredom that is the nine month long wait? Check out this ancient gender predictor—no science, just fun (although plenty mums swear by its old-school magic).
According to legend, the chart was masterminded by a Chinese scientist almost seven centuries ago during the Ching Dynasty, eventually unearthed in a dusty tomb, before finding its way onto British shores in 1900. The chart still appears in the Chinese Farmer’s Almanac every year.
Provided you read the chart right, there’s a 50 percent chance your results will come out accurately—so without further ado, here’s how to do it:
The Chinese chart bases its ‘predictive’ technique on maternal lunar age at conception (green column on the left)—lunar age is your age plus one year—and the month of conception (green row at the top).
As for the validity of your chart reading…the theory of probability states that it could be right…and it could be wrong. In short; it’s a game, but a good one to play while you wait for the 20 week scan (aka actual science) to determine the sex of your baby.