Boy or Girl – Gender Prediction Test
Can't wait for the 15 week scan? This a fun way to find out the gender of your unborn baby.
What it is:
The Boy or Girl gender prediction test by IntelliGender, is a fairly simple to use urine test that can be performed from about 6 weeks following the first day of your missed period, in the privacy of your own home. The test is designed to give expectant mothers an early glimpse, when they just cannot wait to know the gender of their baby any longer.
What it is not:
The test is not meant to be definitive in any way. Although it claims a reasonably high accuracy rate (around 90%) the creators stress that the test is meant to be fun and that you should not make any financial or emotional decisions based on the result. This includes buying baby clothes and painting the nursery.
How it works:
The test uses first morning urine that you combine with the supplied chemicals. These react with hormones in the urine to indicate the gender of your baby, by changing colour. With twins it gets a bit more complicated. With fraternal twins the babies should all be girls if the test shows girl, and if it shows boy, at least one baby should be a boy. For identical twins, it is similar to a single baby.
Cost and where to get it:
About R350 from pharmacies, I got mine from M-Kem.
Do I recommend it:
The idea of finding out this early was quite exciting and the actual test was simple to perform, as long as you read the instruction leaflet. Reading the test was a bit trickier. The colour seemed mostly yellow for girl with some green for a boy suspended in it. So I took it to mean a girl. My husband interpreted it the other way around, and thought it meant boy. For now I will just have to wait, because only way to be 100% sure of the gender is to give birth and I still have quite a few months to go. But, if you are looking for a bit of gender prediction fun that doesn’t cost that much – go for it.
IntelliGender Boy or Girl Gender Prediction Test is not recommended for women with PCOS or women who are taking Progesterone.