Tuesday, August 31, 2010

IntelliGender & IntelliCeuticals - Review and Giveaway!

***This giveaway is closed***
Winner: The Suburban Princess

As you know, we are hoping to find out the gender of our baby in a couple weeks at the anatomy ultrasound. But it's really hard to wait until 19 weeks to know! Luckily, I received an IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test to review.

The IntelliGender GPT is a urine-based test that predicts the gender with 82% accuracy! It is a chemical test that reacts with hormones. You do it at home, anywhere from 10 weeks on - so you get an early idea of whether your little one will be a boy or a girl.

Now, they do say not to paint the nursery or go crazy buying girl or boy clothes until you know for sure - and given that even ultrasounds can be a guess (depending on the tech's experience level and if the baby cooperates), I'd say that's good advice.

The test is very easy to do, and for those of us who spent some time trying to conceive (TTC) and peeing on a stick (POAS) to predict ovulation or look for that big fat positive (BFP) on a pregnancy test, well, it will be a cinch since we are used to playing with pee! All you do is capture your first morning urine in the provided cup, measure out 20mL into the provided syringe, squirt the pee (sorry) into the test jar, give it a swirl and wait 5 minutes. Then you match up the resulting colour to either the boy (green) or girl (orange) colours on the label. I'd say the waiting is the hardest part!

A lot of the women in my online birth club have done the test, and I noticed that their early results (at 10 weeks) were more ambiguous. Another thing I noticed was that some of the other women have done the test more than once (once early on, at 10 weeks or so, and once later at 14-18 weeks) and the results were different. So I believe (and this is based purely on my observations) that the test is more likely to be accurate - and accurately read - the further along you get in the pregnancy. I did my test at 16 weeks and 6 days, and for me, the results were very clear. If you have trouble interpreting your test, you can even email a picture of the test you took to the folks at IntelliGender and they will help you read the result!

Are you curious to see my result?Pretty clear, huh? IntelliGender predicts BOY! Oh, my!

Like I said, I have no intuition about this baby's gender at all, but the majority of the online quizzes and such have said boy for me as well. And according to your votes on my little poll at the top there, you're thinking boy, too! I'm hoping the ultrasound will let us know for sure! Just a few of the women in my birth club have had their ultrasounds already, and some of the IntelliGender predictions have been right and some wrong. So, we're not jumping to conclusions just yet! But it sure was fun to do the test!

Another product I got to try is the IntelliCeuticals Peace of Mind Flower Essence. This is a mild floral remedy that inspires calm and optimism during the second trimester. As I still feel a little anxiety and hope this pregnancy will 'stick' and progress well, a little peace of mind sounds pretty good.

The Peace of Mind Flower Essence is made from selected flower infusions. It contains no animal products (something I always look for, as I'm a vegetarian and often find animal ingredients in surprising products). It is a concentrated essence - seven drops in a quarter cup of boiled water is a dose. I find it to be very mild yet soothing in flavour - kind of fresh and subtle. In general, I'm a pretty laid-back person, so it's hard to tell if it's affected my mood, or if it's the accumulation of successful "Still Pregnant" days that are relieving my anxiety. But it is definitely a comforting drink and a nice change from the plain old water, water and more water that I've been drinking.

You can purchase the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test online or at selected retailers in the US. You can purchase the IntelliCeuticals Peace of Mind Flower Essence online. IntelliCeuticals also offers other products for preconception through baby care!

Now, the part you've been waiting for - IntelliGender and IntelliCeuticals have generously offered one of my readers two products:
The giveaway:
IntelliGender GPT and IntelliCeuticals Clear-Away Cradle Cream (total ARV $69.90 US!)


How to enter:
Head over to IntelliGender / IntelliCeuticals, and let me know which of their products you'd love to try, OR let me know something you have learned from their site! Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries
(please leave an extra comment for each. If you already do any of these things, leave the comment - you do get the entry for it!):
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    Win a Gender Prediction Test AND Cradle Cream from @IntelliGender at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://bit.ly/91LvlY US/CAN 9/15
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Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or continental US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends September 15th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!


Prize will be shipped by ME. Note for US entrants: I'm not responsible for customs, taxes or duties that the US may charge if you decide to participate in this sponsored blog giveaway. Prize will be shipped via Canada Post.
Because I'm sending it myself, I'm also not taking responsibility if it gets lost in the mail!

41 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I didn't even know such a thing existed. What fun! I would absolutely love to try the gender predictor.

    (and nothing is ever absolute. I bought a boatload of cheap, cute girl things for Chloe when she was born from a lady who had bought it because the ultrasound said she was having a girl and it turned out to be wrong.)

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  4. I follow IntelliGender on Twitter - @SuburbnPrincess



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  5. Added your button to my blog! Look under "Blogs of Note" in my lower right sidebar.

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  6. Subscribed to the IntelliGender Newsletter via e-mail.

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  7. Following you on Twitter! - @SuburnPrincess

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  8. Tweeted about your giveaway @SuburbnPrincess!

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  9. The Elasti-Oil is another of their products that would be great to have.

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  11. Oh....I would love to try out the IntelliGender. I recently found out I was pregnant and would love to test early.
    Carly

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  12. I follow IntelliGender on Twitter. @WordyOwl
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  13. I follow you on Twitter. @WordyOwl
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  14. I tweeted about this giveaway. http://twitter.com/WordyOwl/status/24047757772
    Carly

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  15. I'd actually love to try their episi-prep cream. I had a pretty bad tear last time and often wonder if there was anything I could have done to prevent that.

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  20. I like the idea of the Nature's Nipple Prep
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  26. I'd love to try the Gender Prediction Test with next pregnancy!
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  31. Forgot 2 add my second comment about how I added your button to my blog! Silly me! :)

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  32. I like the idea of the Nature's Nipple Prep
    it seems like it would be a great product
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  33. I learned that you have to use the first morning pee in the InteliGender test or it will be innacurate!
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