Maintaining a record of pregnancy is what smart mothers opt for. This is the reason why there is an increased need of pregnancy charts today. In this article, few of the aspects of a pregnancy chart shall be discussed.
For using a pregnancy chart, the first requirement for you is to know the date of your Last Menstrual Period. If you know this, the pregnancy chart will guide you to your Expected Date of Delivery (EDD). If you want to calculate it by yourself, you can add 9 months and 7 days to the date of your LMP and maintain the record on your pregnancy chart.
Maintaining the hCG levels in early pregnancy chart is also one of the reasons why pregnancy chart has become so famous. After 2 weeks, hCG gets positive in urine and can be detected easily. With the help of a urine pregnancy test, you can chart the day on which hCG levels were found to be positive in the urine sample and they can further be used in maintaining your record of the weeks of pregnancy.
Nowadays, pregnancy chart also have measurements for weight and length indicating the normal weight and length of your baby at a particular week. For example, the weight of your baby should be 320 grams, at week 20 and its length should be of 16 cm. Hence, if your obstetrician tells you that the weight or length is markedly less than what it should be on week 20, you must consider it to be an alarming situation for your baby.
Gender selection has now become a hot topic and people now use prediction methods for selecting the gender of their baby even before pregnancy. One of the famous and time tested methods is the selection of the gender of a baby with the help of a Chinese pregnancy chart.
The chart is basically for women falling in the age group of 18 to 31 years. It has a horizontal column indicating the age of the woman and a vertical column indicating the months. Across the table, there are boxes marked for boys and girls. According to this calculation, a woman aged 18 years and conceiving in January will have a girl; while the woman of the same age, if conceives in February will have a boy.
People have claimed that Chinese pregnancy chart has more than 50% accuracy for predicting the gender of their baby. Many people have used it for entertainment purposes and have found the pregnancy results the way they wanted it to be.
To conclude, a pregnancy chart can be helpful in many different ways. It may help a woman to keep a record of the weeks of her pregnancy, to calculate the expected time when she will be delivering her baby, to chart down her hCG levels in early pregnancy, to calculate the weight and length according to the gestational age of the baby, and now with the Chinese version, she can also determine the sex of the baby