crazy choosing not to find out the sex of your baby until birth, the big 20 week ultrasound is one of the biggest highlights of your pregnancy. If you’re anything like me, you’re overly anxious by the time the gender reveal happens at the ultrasound from spending every day leading up to it trying figure out the gender of your baby for yourself.
I completed all (and I’m pretty sure that means every one I could get my hands on) the popular online quizzes, Chinese gender charts, and the string test old wives tale trying to decipher the sex of the baby I was carrying. The Chinese gender chart said based on my lunar age of 30 (I was 28 when I conceived) that the baby would be a girl. The string test old wives tale also said girl. I got a lot of girl results from the free online tests.
At Home Gender Prediction Tests
And if that wasn’t enough, I started looking for other methods for finding out the sex. I tried all of these things with my oldest and had mixed results with her, so I decided to up the ante this pregnancy. I found two tests that each claimed to be accurate and involve my urine, so they have to accurate, right? Wrong! Each test had different results and only one of them was right.
The first test I did was at 10 weeks and is the highly publicized and widely available Intelligender. The directions were pretty straight forward and I followed them to a tee, waiting six grueling weeks until I was 10 weeks pregnant before adding my urine to the cup and swirling it with their magical formula. The bottle has different colors on each side – yellow/orangish to represent girl and brown/green for boy. My Intelligender test results were a murky looking color which, according to the instructions, indicated boy. The test claims 90% accuracy when the directions are followed explicitly.
The next test I did was one that’s not quite as popular except on the online birth boards. I did the cabbage gender test at 14 weeks which involves boiling purple cabbage (my first time even buying it) and mixing your urine with some of the cabbage water. The resulting water is supposed to indicate the sex of the baby based on your urine’s pH levels. Pink/red = boy, purple = girl. My results for this test weren’t hard to read and were clearly showing girl with a bright purple result.
On one hand, you have a test that claims 90% accuracy and suggested I was pregnant with a boy. On the other, a not so well known test showing I’m pregnant with a girl.
The last test I did was the baking soda gender test. You’re supposed to collect some of your urine and combine with baking soda, then wait to see whether or not the baking soda/urine mix fizzes for your results. Fizzy = boy, no reaction = girl. I didn’t get any fizzing with mine so the baking soda gender test is saying girl. This method is probably along the same lines as the cabbage gender test and is the fizzing is based on pH levels.
So which of these tests was right? Surprisingly the cabbage gender test accuracy seems to be confirmed as does the baking soda gender test after my 20 week ultrasound confirmed we were having another girl.
Which of the at home gender prediction tests worked or didn’t work for you?