Chinese birth chart: Will I have a boy or a girl?

A Chinese birth chart predicts whether you're expecting a girl or a boy, see for yourself...

Chinese birth chart illustrated by Woman in orange top holding pregnant belly
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A Chinese birth chart considers your age and the month you conceived to work out which gender your baby might be with astrology.

This Chinese birth chart uses astrology and the lunar calendar to predict if you will have a boy or girl. So, all you need to hand is your age when you conceived and the month of conception.

While predicting your baby's gender (opens in new tab) before your 20-week anatomy scan can be tricky, this ancient Chinese birth predictor can be surprisingly accurate. Like the popular Nub Theory (opens in new tab), Ramzi theory (opens in new tab), and some old wives' tales about pregnancy (opens in new tab), the Chinese birth chart can be used to guess if you are having a boy or a girl. 

Chinese birth chart: Will I have a boy or a girl? 

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How do I work out if it's a boy or girl with the Chinese birth chart?

Working out if you will have a boy or a girl using astrology and the Chinese birth chart is simpler than it sounds.

Just look at the Chinese birth chart above and find the number for how old you were when you conceived on the left. Then, look along the top row for the month your baby was conceived. The square where the two meet will show if you're having a boy or a girl according to the Chinese birth chart.

Unlike the Nub, Ramzi Theory or Skull Theory used to predict a baby's sex, you don't need to have a ultrasound scan photo in order to try this gender prediction test. Instead, the Chinese birth chart takes into account the mother's age and month of conception.

What is a Chinese birth chart?

A Chinese birth chart considers your age and the month you conceived to work out which gender your baby might be with astrology and the lunar calendar to predict if you will have a boy or girl.

This tradition goes back over 700 years when the Chinese birth chart - or Chinese gender predictor as it's sometimes known - was uncovered in the tomb of a monk in Beijing. When archaeologists examined the parchment the chart was printed on, they found that the chart was based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and used as a method of predicting a baby's gender.

How accurate is a Chinese birth chart?

Anecdotally, lots of pregnant people say the Chinese gender predictor is the best non-medical way of telling the gender of your baby before your anatomy scan. Some claim it can be up to 93% accurate. And, as it's based on your age and the month you conceived, you can consult the chart at any point during your pregnancy. While we can’t claim any official scientific research behind the Chinese birth chart, it seems to work. 

For example, let's do the maths in reverse for Kate Middleton. The Duchess was 31 years old when Prince George was born. Prince George was born in July. July babies are usually conceived in October... In October Kate would have been 30, as her birthday is in January.

So, on the chart go to 30 and over to October and it is Male.

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Stephanie Lowe
Stephanie Lowe

Stephanie Lowe is Family Editor at GoodTo covering all things parenting, pregnancy and more. She has over 13 years' experience as a digital journalist with a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to all things family and lifestyle. Stephanie lives in Kent with her husband and son, Ted. With his love of choo-choos, Hey Duggee and finger painting he keeps her on her toes.