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Pregnancy Gender Selection - A Chinese Birth Conception Chart

Pregnancy Gender Selection - A Chinese Child Birth Conception Birth Chart

 
With a one-child policy in effect for two generations, the Chinese have it tough when it comes to raising a family. Gender selection at conception and pregnancy stages has always been an important consideration to the Chinese family as it is only the Son, and not the daughter, that will eventually carries the family name.

 
When it comes to selecting a child’s gender at birth, the Ancient Chinese provides a detailed and pretty impressive Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart (or Chinese Gender Conception Calendar), which gives a systematic prediction on the gender of a baby based on two factors;
 
(a) the age of conception of the mother, as well as
(b) the month of conception.
 

This Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart is not to be confused with the better known Four Pillars Birth Chart (or Bazi) in the field of Feng Shui. The Four Pillars Reading is used for predicting the fortunes of a person based on his birth information, where else the Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart is meant for pre-determining the gender of a child at the conception and pregnancy stages.

The Chinese Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart
The Chinese Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart
 

The vertical column represents the age of the mother at the time of pregnancy conception. The horizontal row represents the month (in Chinese Lunar terms) at the time of pregnancy conception. For example, according to the Chart, if a 29-year old mother conceived in August, the child will be a boy. There seems to be a higher proportion of female births at certain age group, namely 21, 31 and 32 years of age.

 
This rather well-known Chart was discovered in the Ming’s Tomb and is apparently kept by the Imperial Family. However, there are in effect numerous similar gender selection guides circulating among the Chinese population, especially in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This Chart produced here is meant purely for leisure read.

 
There is no scientific basis on its prediction, although older generations of Chinese have proclaimed it to be highly accurate. Some feel that after all, with the largest population in the world, the Chinese got to know a thing or two about childbirths. In effect, with only 2 gender selections in the word (ie either boy or girl), no prediction mechanisms, either ancient or modern, will do far wrong if they do not deviate too far from the 50% benchmark.

 
Although this method of gender selection is safe and natural, it is not meant to be a serious alternative to modern medical science. In modern society as we know of, there are indeed couples who do have problems producing either boys or girls, and the problem can be attributed to both the Father and Mother, and not solely to the Mother in the case of the traditional Chinese Pregnancy Gender Selection Chart. These can be affected by many modern factors not found in Ancient China, including radio waves activities exposed to from modern equipments.

Handcopied of original medical work on child birth care for females.
Handcopied of original medical work on child birth care
for pregnant mothers.

It so happened that the gender selection part is more popularly talked about and passed down, especially among unscrupulous ‘fortune tellers’ trying to established some elements of mystic and science in their work. However, the original pregnancy gender selection chart is in effect only a part of a book on medical advices for pregnant mothers that were compiled from a series of articles written by an ancient Chinese medical practitioner. Naturally, this book is meant for expecting mothers and did not cover the perspective from the Father’s contribution. Included in the book were other Chinese medical advices on infant care, prescriptions of common diseases found in infants and other female related medical issues pertaining to child birth and the after care.


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