Is it possible to predict baby gender? In this article I'm going to share some of the ways of determining baby gender, both pre-conception and/or after conception.
You could go to a fertility clinic, but you will get no guarantee of success and could very easily spend thousands of dollars! I don't know about you but I don't have a big wad of money to give away. So, are there some other, less expensive alternatives?
Let's start with the Shettles Method as your baby predictor. This baby sex prediction method is based on the fact that the father's sperm is the deciding factor in whether a baby girl or boy baby is conceived.
The sperm that will create a boy baby is physically smaller, weaker, but faster than the "girl" sperm. By taking advantage of these differences Dr. Shettles realized you could actually give an advantage to one sperm over the other and often result in the baby boy or girl you wanted.
Dr. Shettles came up with a simple, at home three step system of baby gender selection many years ago, but his methods have withstood the test of time and are still very popular today!
You could opt for the Chinese Lunar Calendar Baby Predictor, which has been predicting baby's sex for centuries. Many in China and throughout the far eastern countries have a lot of faith in it's accuracy (up to 99%.) Here in the west we tend to be a little more skeptical. The Chinese Lunar Calendar Baby Predictor is said to be able to predict a baby's gender either before or after conception, but I'll let you be the judge.
Then of course there are The Old Wives Tales for baby gender prediction. Some of these old wives tales gender predictors seem a little outlandish (the "Drano" prediction method for example) but I would think some would have a basis in fact. Again I'll let you be the judge on the accuracy of these gender predictors as well.
Both the Chinese Lunar Calendar Baby Predictor and The Old Wives Tales can be a whole lot of fun to experiment with at your next baby shower if nothing else.
If you are pregnant now and want to know the sex of your unborn baby, you could find out by way of ultrasound in your 4th or 5th month. Or if your are scheduled for either a Amniocentesis, or Chorionic Villus Sampling or CVS test you can find out your baby's gender with a 99% accuracy! These tests are pretty invasive though, and won't be preformed just to predict baby gender.
It's been said that over 70% of couples world-wide would choose the gender of their babies pre-conception if they only could, if you fall within this group, you might try looking into the Shettles Methods, which it's believed can increase your chances of success from the normal 50/50 to over 95%!
The most important thing to always keep in mind is, regardless of whether you are successful in your gender predicting efforts or not, your new baby should be wanted and loved even if it is of the "other" gender. Gender disappointment is real and should not be taken lightly, don't allow yourself to succumb to it!
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