Is the Chinese Pregnancy Calendar Based on Facts or Fiction?

Many people enjoy looking at a Chinese pregnancy calendar to find out whether they are going to have a boy or a girl. Also known as the Chinese conception chart, the Chinese pregnancy calendar is based on the theory that it was discovered in an ancient tomb buried for over a 1000 years and is over 97 per cent accurate.

However, these claims are incorrect. Many people have used it and amused to see that the results were inaccurate or accurate for one child and not for the other. With the probability of being right at 50 per cent of the time, there is a half-and-half chance of getting the right answer.

The procedure is simple. All you need to know is the mother's age when she conceived and the month in which the baby was conceived. Then run your finger across the chart at where these two points coincide and you have your prediction from the Chinese pregnancy calendar. But like all predictions, they need not come true.

Take the Chinese pregnancy calendar with a grain of salt and just look at it for the sake of enjoyment. By no means should you start painting the nursery walls or finalizing names based on this calendar as many people have opposite results.

Even Ultrasound Technicians Make Mistakes

When a technologically advanced system like the ultrasound can make mistakes of determining the sex of the child, an ancient chart should not be advertised with unrealistic claims. Some people may take it too far by trying extra hard for a baby in a particular month if they desperately want a girl or a boy.

For example, according to the Chinese pregnancy calendar at one online site, if you are 21, apart from January, there is no other time of the year that you can have a boy. This is highly unlikely as even though there are more women than men in this world, such an 11 out of 12 probability for a girl is fictitious by all accounts.

Another tell-tale sign that the Chinese pregnancy calendar is not based on facts is that different websites have different charts! If you're 25 and conceived in March, website A will predict you're having a boy whereas website B will put its bets on a girl!

Medical science has proven that the sex of the child is determined by the sperm of the father and no chart or Chinese pregnancy calendar can alter that. So whether it's Joseph or Josephine who is about to join your family, do away with fictitious calendars and prepare to welcome her or him with open arms. Enjoy!