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Can you chose a gender for your next baby?

Updated on March 29, 2014
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Yesterday during work there is this co-worker who is commenting us, my boss and me about a method for predicting the gender of your baby. As she was explaining, I was thinking to myself, is there such thing as gender selecting? I thought of that for the rest of the day and did my research and as a matter of fact, to my surprise, this could really be possible.

The no-name method.

The method she was explaining, for which I haven't found a name or an origin, consisted on the sum of three numbers: (1) the age of the pregnant mother at the time of conception, (2) the number of the month when the baby was conceived and (3) the number of the month the baby was born naturally (not by c-section). Now, if the sum gives an even number it's gonna be a girl, but if it gives an odd number, it will be a boy.

Here is an example

Lets say a 20-year-old woman conceives a baby on the month of June (month number 6) and gives birth on October (month number 10). Then 20+6+10=36. Since it is an even number, she is supposed to have a girl.

I tried it and got pretty good results

I tried this at home with my family. I just had to try it out, I couldn't resist. I have two brothers older than me. The eldest was born when my mother was 18-years-old, on October. Since he was a premature baby he was supposed to be born on December, being March (instead of January) the month of his conception. Now, 18+10+3=31=boy. Good!!! Two more to go.

The table below shows the resumed results and comparison of real results with the predictions for my elder brothers and me. Let's see what happens.

Results on gender predicting with my elder brothers

 
Mother's age when conceiving
Month of conception
Month of birth
Sum
Predicted gender
Real gender
1rs child
18
3
10 (premature)
31
boy
boy
2nd child
22
6
3
31
boy
boy
3rd child (me)
23
6
3
32
gilr
girl

So far it has been pretty accurate but what I have not told you yet is that I also have two younger brothers, a boy and a girl. And below is a similar table showing the results and comparison for these other two.

Results on gender predicting with my younger brothers

 
Mother's age when conceiving
Month of conception
Month of birth
Sum
Predicted gender
Results
4th child
31
4
1
36
girl
girl
5th child
33
3
12
48
girl
boy

As you can see, this test is not a hundred percent accurate since my baby brother was supposed to be a girl (according to the test), but still it has shown so far to be pretty accurate. From five subjects there was just one that did not match the prediction. One out of five gives 20% of inaccuracy and 80% accuracy. what do ya think? Try this for yourself and give your results and compare with other people on the poll section below.

Has gender selection worked for you?

After trying with your family and friends, for how many subjects has this test been accurate?

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Other methods

There are also other ways that had been used on prediction of baby and also methods for selecting wether to conceive a girl or a boy. I include a list of them below:

1. Here are some old wives tales for gender prediction

  • Craving salt? It's a boy.
  • Craving sweet? It's a girl.
  • Dry hands? It's a boy
  • Soft hands? It's a girl.
  • If you're carrying low, you're having a boy.
  • If you are carrying high, then you must be having a girl.
  • Hold a pendant over your hand. If the necklace swings back and forth, you're having a boy. If it is more of a circular motion, then it's a girl.
  • Do you have acne? Some believe that getting acne during your pregnancy indicates you're carrying a girl.

3. Mayan gender prediction

Couldn't find a link for this one so I'll just break it to you what it is all about. The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother's age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd...it's a girl. If one is even and one odd it's a boy.

Φ¶→ I got tired of adding methods. I think that's enough. Do your own research from here people 'cuz I'm done. Muaxxxx!!!

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