Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How Accurate is IntelliGender?

Thank you IntelliGender for all past review tests. 

IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Test is an affordable, simple-to-use urine test that provides immediate gender results in the privacy and comfort of the home. In minutes, the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test indicates your gender result based upon an easy to read color match.  Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl! As early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy (8 weeks post- conception)! Most women find out the sex of their baby at their 20-week sonogram as long as Baby chooses to cooperate. IntelliGender bridges the curiosity gap between conception and sonogram.

The first time I heard about IntelliGender was while I was pregnant with our 2nd child. I already knew the gender so there was no need for a test, but when I became pregnant with baby #3 I knew it was a must! While I don't have access to the IntelliGender review with Macyn, my test was wrong and said she'd be a boy. Even though the test was wrong, I knew there's only a 50/50 chance, and when a close friend got pregnant with her first child, she reviewed an IntelliGender for the blog in August 2012. Fast forward to December 2012 and Lakeon posted her review from using IntelliGender with her second child. August 2013 was my turn to post my review for baby #4, and then this year I found out two friends were due to have their babies one week apart this coming December so they each reviewed IntelliGender as well. I did a little short accuracy post for one friend's result last month, and today I'm posting my second friend's result as well as over all accuracy of these tests as they've been through this blog. 

How many times was the test wrong? 
How many times was it right?

I already mentioned above that I don't have access to my very first review with our third daughter, but my result was boy and it was wrong. Out of six tests reviewed on this blog, the first one was the only wrong result. As you can see above, there are four boy results. They all have proven to be correct, and my friends either have beautiful little boys, or will deliver these babies in the coming months. 

Boy results are harder to be accurate because it also the "default" result if the test is performed wrong. Things like certain medications and taking the test too early will result in a possible wrong result, and part of me believes this is why I got a boy result with our daughter. After looking back and comparing to my ultrasounds, I think I took it a couple days before I was truly 10 weeks pregnant. At the time I thought I was far enough along, but for future results, I've always expressed to my friends that waiting until 11 weeks ensures that your fetus is in the 10th week and more securing an accurate reading. 

When we got pregnant with our fourth child I knew IntelliGender was a must, even if I needed to buy it. From the moment I saw the two lines on my test I knew it would be a girl. With already having three little girls, it was most likely that a boy was not in our future. When my test with our fourth child came out with a girl result, it confirmed my thoughts, and I knew it would be correct. Fast forward to my ultrasound scan and indeed with were welcoming a fourth little girl to our family. 

Factors that may alter the results:

Consuming excessive amounts of liquid within three hours of performing the test, shaking the test versus swirling,  disturbing the test during the 10 minute wait period, having unprotected sex within 48 hours prior to taking the test, and also pregnant women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome are most likely to receive a BOY result so the test is not able to accurately predict the proper gender. Women taking Progesterone are recommended not to take the test while on Progesterone unless the test is taken after 10 days from last dose. 

The test suggests using first morning urine, like when taking a pregnancy test, because you've slept all night long and then the hormones to perform the test are concentrated and present. IF you cannot wait all night, they suggest several hours of not using the restroom before performing the test to build up hormones in the urine. 

Everything you need to do this test comes included in the box, and you can purchase these tests on their website for $28 or in local stores such as Walgreens, Babies R Us, CVS, and more! They tend to be much higher in stores, so I always recommend the site first if you're willing to wait for shipping. 

When testing with IntelliGender, there's truly a 50/50 chance it will be right. While this test is fun to use, they in no way claim that it is 100% accurate and stress to not rely solely on their test to confirm gender. Girl results seem to be more accurate since boy is also a default result, but I can show in the tests on this blog, that overall IntelliGender is extremely accurate in our cases since it's only been wrong one out six times. In fact, a friend that is due in December bought a test after her review test showed boy, and that test as well showed a boy result. She's done past tests with her other kids and they were correct girl results, so welcoming a boy after two little girls was unbelievable for her.

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Natasha said...

AWESOME Post! I have never heard of this but how awesome is that! I am going to tell every pregnant person I know!! I was dying to know with all my kiddos, being the control freak that I am.