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Doctor insights on: Gender Prediction Myths

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Is the chinese baby gender predictor chart accurate?

Is the chinese baby gender predictor chart accurate?

The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more

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The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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Are height calculators really "accurate"?

Are height calculators really "accurate"?

Scales and: rulers are really accurate. Direct measurement with visual confirmation is really accurate. ...Read more

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What determines a baby's gender?

What determines a baby's gender?

See Below: Whether the fetus receives an x or y chromosome from the father. Y = girl x = boy. ...Read more

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How gender prediction is done in tiffa scan?

How gender prediction is done in tiffa scan?

Use of TIFFA Scan: Tiffa (targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) is a type of ultrasound specifically to look for abnormalities in the fetus. It is not for gender prediction. ...Read more

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Is gestational age counted from conception?

LMP: By tradition, it is calculated from the first day of the menstrual period which led to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

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Is man sperms totally responsible for the baby's gender ?

Is man sperms totally responsible for the baby's gender ?

Yes: All eggs contain only x chromosomes. About half the sperms have x chromosomes ; half have a y chromsome instead. If the x chromosome fertilizes the egg the baby becomes a girl ; if sperm has a y chromosome the baby becomes a boy. The eggs can not possibly influence gender (i guess they could if they had a choice whether to be fertilized by a x or y sperm, but there is no evidence this can happen). ...Read more

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What is the rate of success of modified ericsson method for gender selection. I want exact perventage for boy gender. Am lost with different answers?

What is the rate of success of modified ericsson method for gender selection. I want exact perventage for boy gender. Am lost with different answers?

No definitive answer: There is no definitive answer, and thus why you are "lost with differing answers." ericsson methods can never fully extrapolate 100% sperm for male or female, ...The layers of gender-selected sperm are of higher concentrations but not pure. This lack of purity explains the approximate 30% chance of gender selection failure of the ericsson method. ...Read more

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How to predict baby gender?

How to predict baby gender?

Sonogram/amniocentes: There are many old wives tales which have been used to predict he gender of the baby before birth only way to know your babies sex before birth is by sonogram and/or amniocentesis, 100% and no guessing. ...Read more

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Chance of false gender on 7th month ultrasound?

Chance of false gender on 7th month ultrasound?

Ultrasound: It is very unlikely unless the ultrasound is read by someone without any experience. But, mistakes do occur. ...Read more

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What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?

Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measurements are actually in the first trimester in the way of the crown rump length in terms of predicting the estimated date of delivery. ...Read more