Boy or Girl ? Throughout human history, many parents have a gender preference for their baby. In the study, which published in the March 2005 issue of the international journal "Fertility and Sterility", indicated that most women who already had children desired to use gender selection method(s) to balance the gender composition of their family.
In old days, different countries had different ways to predict the gender of baby once a woman was pregnant. In ancient Greece, people believed that the baby should be a boy if north wind was blowing when conceived. South wind would get a baby girl. In Babylon, the appearance of moon halo at conceiving night was the main determination of boy or girl. In Nepal, tribal people still believe that they can get a baby boy if the baby conceived on odd calendar days!
In modern times, although ultrasound scan could be the most simple but accurate way to find out the sex of unborn babies, it does cost you some money. Besides, the sex of the baby can not be determined by ultrasound, until the 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Other than the Chinese Gender Chart and its alternatives, there are some folk methods that help you to find out the gender of your baby. They are all free and some could be very accurate.
Wedding Ring Pendulum
Simply put your wedding ring on a chain or piece of string. Hold it over your belly and watch the motion. If the ring moves in a circle pattern, the baby should be a girl. If the ring swings in a side to side pattern, then the baby should be a boy.