Saturday, December 19, 2015

IntelliGender: Was it Right for Baby No. 5?

Thank you Intelligender for the Test to help with this review

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. Looking back later after my 20 week scan, I think my dates were off and I wasn't quite 10 weeks along when I tried this with her like I thought I was. Even though the test was wrong, I knew there's only truly a 50/50 chance and wanted to try again with baby #4 to see if this time it could be accurate like so many other's I've seen in the past. With Mya the test was right and I got a girl result on my test (as you can read here) so when we found out this baby was coming, IntelliGender was the first company I contacted to work together again. 

This test is over all pretty simple to take. Each kit comes with a syringe and the little jar with the crystals that you insert your urine in. When you're at least 10 weeks along, you'll want to use first morning urine to perform this test. If you're not AT LEAST 10 weeks along gestation, there's a high chance it could be wrong.  This time I knew for sure how far along I was because my new doctor does an early ultrasound to ensure the due date is correct, so once I took my test on my birthday when I was 10 weeks and two days along. After collecting the morning urine, you fill the syringe, take the tab off the top of the cup, insert the urine and gently swirl for 30 seconds. 

After the 30 seconds of swirling, you simply set the test on a flat surface and walk away for five minutes until its done. It's preferred that you put it on a white surface so that no other colors possibly interfere with the shade the test appears to be. After the five minutes are up, go see what shade you have! Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl!

The test above was taken at 10 weeks & 2 days in to my pregnancy. I was so nervous that it may pop up boy because everyone was already telling me "it's a boy, it has to boy, it'll finally be a boy" so when I watched it slowly change to a dark green..... I was shocked to say the least. Since it took a couple minutes to actually get this dark color instead of instant black with Macyn's incorrect test, I believed it. 

I immediately emailed IntelliGender letting them know my results and how nervous I was that it could possibly be right since it was a slow process in changing its color. Working with the PR rep for several years, she immediately offered to send a second test to ease my mind and the wait was on for it to arrive! 

This second test was taken when I was 11 weeks & 4 days in to my pregnancy. This go around with the test I was preparing myself for it to confirm the first test or show up girl and completely confuse me and leave me not knowing until my 20 week scan.  This time however I got the exact same process and result. It again took about 2 minutes to start to change and was fully a dark green as seen above my the 5 minute mark. I was also surprised that the crystals grew to the top of the lid this time and it was hot to the touch. I found it kind of funny like the test telling me "It's a boy just like last time, take a chill pill !" 

While we're still in shock at times over finding out we'll be welcoming a little boy around May 6, our girls are used to the idea now and love the thought of a brother. My ultrasound tech looked at gender 4-5 times to try to get the best picture she could for us knowing that we already have four girls, but my husband and I saw it before she even had to tell us. 

I've worked with IntelliGender a handful of times with my pregnancies and friend's pregnancies and I really believe in this company. While they'e not 100% accurate, they also don't claim to be, and when taken correctly at the right time they're around 80% accurate I do believe. No one truly knows the gender of their child until birth but fun things like testing old wive's tales or taking something like IntelliGender is a fun way to play around with your pregnancy until your 20 week scan comes along. 

Last year I decided to compile an accuracy post based off this blog's results and you're welcome to read that here if you'd like to learn more. Being as though this is fifth child, we plan on him being our last, but in this crazy world you just never may know. We said Macyn AND Mya were our last babies as well. 

You can purchase an Intelligender Gender Prediction Test directly from their website for $27.99 or $24.47 when you purchase 2+ at one time. You can also find them in local stores like CVS, Walgreens, and even some Babies R Us stores. 

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