Gender Predictors

November 12, 2012

Gender Predictors

Most pregnant couples are curious about the gender or sex of their baby. While some of you may have a preference for a girl or a boy, some first-time parents want the information just to decorate the room for their newborn.

Mother’s Tummy

The shape of the mother’s tummy is a common gender predictor. Although this hasn’t been proven scientifically, there is a common notion that a large, circular and protruding belly indicates a girl. A relatively narrow belly indicates a male child. Zits and back pain are commonly associated with a girl child as well. The position of the baby may also indicate the gender of the child. Male babies are usually towards the top, while little girls are positioned towards the middle of the mother’s belly.

Chinese Gender Predictors

The Ancient Chinese used an Infant Sex Diary to predict the sex of the infant. This gender predictor was discovered over seven hundred ago in a historic royal tomb close to Beijing, China. Although proponents of the Chinese Gender Calendar believe that it is accurate in about 90 percent of the cases, most experts estimate its accuracy to be around 50 percent.

The Chinese Baby Sex Diary is gaining popularity in recent times due to the increasing desire for male infants in Chinese culture, which considers men to be much more efficient than women. Apart from continuing family name, they also assist in the fields and provide the monetary support to the family. However, only an ancient calendar founded on lunar as well as photo voltaic series is considered a good gender predictor.


A sonogram is an ultrasound examination that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan the abdomen of a pregnant woman to create an image of the embryo or infant in the mother’s womb. The image created by the sonogram is an effective gender predictor. However, the results depend on the position of the baby. Some countries also prevent the doctors and ultrasound technicians from revealing the sex of the baby, especially if there is a risk of the parent aborting the child due to its gender.

Genetic Testing

DNA analysis of the mother’s amniotic fluid is the most reliable gender predictor known to the medical community. However, this procedure is not performed routinely as withdrawal of the fluid from the uterus may lead to unwanted infections in the baby. Some mother’s may require amniotic fluid analysis, especially if the baby is at a higher risk of congenital genetic disorders.


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