If you’re not interested in genetic engineering or artificial insemination; there is no certain way of conceiving one gender versus the other. There are; however, various theories about how to increase your chances of a specific gender; lets say you want a baby girl.
Selecting Gender a baby boy or baby girl
According to surveys more than 90% of expectant parents have a preference in regard to their unborn child’s gender. The reasons behind the preferences are varied; and when parents don’t get their wish. They adapt and overjoyed to welcome any new baby to their home. But if you are ready for a baby girl and want to try to tip the scales, here’s how
The Shettles Method
Doctor Shettles penned the most popular method designed to increase the chances of a female. Before beginning the method, you must understand the rationale behind it. Women produce an egg every month during ovulation.
The egg is always carrying an X chromosome. Two Xs make a girl and one X (the egg) plus one Y make a boy.Men are responsible for the second X or Y. Each one sperm get assigned to one chromosome.
When a male ejaculates, he sends 200-400 million sperm into the vagina that immediately begin searching for the released egg. Out of those millions, only one sperm gets the prize, and the chromosome of that one unites with the X of the egg, and the miracle has begun.The Shettles method offers instruction on how to get more X-carrying sperm to the egg and beat out the Ys.
Conceiving a Girl
To actively work at conceiving a baby girl, you must know your cycle. Chart your cycle for a couple of months to see what day you begin your period and what day you are ovulating. You can do this using an ovulation kit or basal temperature.
Then, once you know the day you will ovulate, begin having sex immediately following the end of your period. Have sex at least once a day until two or three days before ovulation. Then stop. (Sorry, guys.)Y-carrying sperm swim faster than X-carrying sperm. The boy-makers also tend to die out more quickly.
By stopping three days before ovulation; you are ensuring the only sperm left waiting around for the released egg are the longer-lasting and slow-swimming X-carriers. (Sperm can live up to 5-7 days inside a woman’s body.) When the remaining sperm meet up with the egg, it is far more likely an X sperm will get the honors.
Doctor Shettles also suggests having sex in the missionary position to deposit sperm as close to the entrance of the vagina as possible. He also suggests the woman not orgasm during sex (Sorry, girls.) An orgasm can make the vaginal environment alkaline which can kill off sperm more quickly preventing any pregnancy.