Chinese Gender Calendar
Want to know if you are carrying a boy or a girl? Try our Chinese gender predictor tool!
All you need to do is to give your date of birth and date of conception, and you could find your baby’s gender.
How Accurate Is The Chinese Gender Predictor Calendar?
The chinese gender predictor test has no scientific backing. It could have a 50-50 chance of being right -- it means it is no more accurate than flipping a coin (1).
Therefore, some women might find it accurate, while some others might get it wrong purely based on chance. Though some researchers claim it to be more than 90% accurate, it is highly contested as there is no scientific proof. This gender calculator can be used just for fun. It is not a sure way of confirming the gender of your baby nor is it a replacement to scientific methods such as an ultrasound.
History Of The Chinese Gender Chart
There are several theories about the Chinese gender predictor chart. It is believed to have a 700- year old history and is based on the I Ching (or the Book of Changes) and relies on the Yin and Yang, the Five Elements and the Eight Trigrams. It was created for the imperial family of the Qing dynasty, who used the chart to conceive sons who were favored for work, making money and for carrying forward the family lineage.
It was kept in the Qing palace by dedicated eunuchs and was not for display or public use. During the Boxers Rebellion, at the end of the Qing dynasty, the chart was one among the looted exotic treasures. It was later brought to England, translated and treasured by the then King.
Later the chart was taken to Austria by a professor from where a Chinese scholar studied it in detail and brought it back to the homeland (2).
The original copy of the chart, which is in the Institute of Science in Beijing, is now gaining attention from the western and eastern world (3).
How Does The Chinese Gender Predictor Tool Work?
The chinese gender calendar is based on the mother’s lunar age and the lunar date of conception. Don't worry if you do not know your 'lunar dates'.
We have simplified the task for you. Just add your actual date of birth and conception date, and our calculator automatically converts it into your lunar age and month and displays the final result. The calculation is based on the Chinese baby gender chart.
Note: Conception typically occurs between 11-21 days from the first day of the last mentrual period. The longer the menstrual cycle, the farther the conception date. For example, if you have a 28-day cycle, you are likely to conceive around the 14th day but if you have a 40-day cycle, you are likely to conceive around the 20th day. However, note that conception date cannot be known precisely but is mostly an estimate.(4)
- If your input date of birth is January 15, 1989, then based on the Gregorian-Lunar calendar (5), your lunar date of birth will be December 8, 1988 (31 years).
- Likewise, if your date of conception is June 5, 2018, your lunar date of conception will be April 22, 2018.
- According to your lunar age and month at conception, you are likely to have a baby girl.
How Is The Chinese Lunar Age Calculated?
The Chinese calculate their age since the time the baby is in the womb. It means you are one when born, and the Chinese lunar year adds one year to your month of birth.
For instance, if you were born on January 15 (before that year’s Chinese new year), your lunar age in June of the same year was two.
However, if you were born on March 10 (after that year’s Chinese new year), your lunar age in June of the same year was one.
In general, you are one or two years older in the Chinese lunar system because of the difference between the calendar and the Chinese practice of counting the time spent in the womb. You can use this link to convert Gregorian/English age to Chinese lunar age, for all the years from 1901 to 2100.
Can You Select The Baby’s Gender Using The Calculator?
The gender of your baby depends only on the chromosomes in the sperm released by the male. A combination of the Y chromosome from the father with the X chromosome of the mother makes it a boy while the X chromosome from the father combines with the X chromosome of the mother to make it a girl.(6)
Neither the Chinese calculator nor any other calculator can accurately help you decide the gender of your future babies.
People following the Chinese gender calculator believe that a woman is likely to conceive a girl if both her date of birth and conception month are even or odd and conceive a boy if one date is even and the other is odd. However, this has no scientific support.
If the previous predictions of the calculator have come true for you, then you may try it when the gender (boy or girl) in this calculator is steady for about a couple of months. The chart provided on this page can help you find suitable months. But remember it is just a chance that you take.