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How to Conceive a Baby Boy/ a Baby Girl?

Sep 22, 2022

Many couples want to have a healthy baby, not minding their gender. However, a recent survey analyzed that most populations prefer a particular gender baby. 

The Shettles Method’s theory:

One of the possible techniques to influence the gender of your baby is to follow the Shettles Method, which proves a 70% to 80% success rate. This method explains, the best ways to conceive a preferred gender baby.

Each sperm consists of either X-chromosome or Y-chromosome. The sperm with an X-chromosome will form a baby girl, whereas the Y-chromosome form a baby boy.

The sperm with X-chromosome moves slowly but is very tough to weaken. They can stay longer for an egg for up to 4 days without getting weak or dying. This X-chromosome prefers an acidic environment, but Y-chromosome can’t stand this Ph level. 

Alternatively, the sperm with Y-chromosome moves fast as they can win X-chromosome to fertilize eggs. This chromosome is weak comparatively, as it cannot survive long and prefers an alkaline environment. 

In conclusion, the Shettles method says the sperm with Y-chromosome would win the swim race against X-chromosome towards the egg. However, the sperm with an X-chromosome would win challenging conditions. 

How to Conceive a Baby Boy?

The Shettles Method explains that having sexual intercourse during the ovulation window is important to conceive a boy. This is because the sperm with a Y-chromosome is fast-moving and are more likely to win the X-chromosome to fertilize an egg. Therefore, you may ensure to have sex at the right time of ovulation and you could try the best tips to get pregnant with a baby boy.

Wanna know about the Ovulation time?

The releasing of an egg from the ovary that travels along the fallopian tube is known as Ovulation. When trying to conceive a baby boy, the right span to have sexual intercourse is during ovulation term, which are the most fertile days for a baby boy. The ovulation window varies with each woman’s menstrual cycle, and you may experience the symptoms-

  • Discharge of Cervical mucus
  • A rise in a sexual mood
  • Tender breast
  • Mild pain in the abdomen
  • Body temperature may increase slightly

Track your menstruation, if the period cycle is 28 days, the ovulation occurs between 10-16 days of your menstrual cycle. The maximum time of the ovulated egg is 12 to 24 hours, so when you have sex during this ovulation window, the sperm with Y-chromosome gets easily fused with the egg and thus forms an XY chromosome, a baby boy.

Foods to Boost the Chances to Conceive a Boy

Experts say it’s important to consult your doctor or a registered dietician for customized diet advice as per your health conditions.

Eating certain foods may boost the possibility of conceiving a baby boy. Since the vaginal PH level has a high impact on making the sperm produce a boy or girl, you should check your PH level using vaginal PH testing strips. The Y-chromosomes are weakest and cannot survive for a long time in an acidic environment. To conceive a boy, you may need to increase alkaline levels in your body by consuming such foods. Modifying your diet with high sodium and potassium may develop your body’s PH level. Some foods that can increase the alkaline level are- banana, avocado, dried fruits, potatoes, broccoli, winter squash, apples, cucumber, and bell peppers. 

You can avoid highly acidic foods because they may decrease the chances of producing male sperm.

Sexual Positions to Conceive a Baby BOY

The couples may try the “Doggie Style” positions to conceive a boy because this position allows deeper penetration, and the male sperm or Y-chromosomes get deposited into the cervix closely. On the other hand, we can say that male sperm swims fast, but they don’t survive as long as female sperms, so if the distance is less, they may penetrate the egg quicker.

How to Conceive a Baby Girl?

The sperm cells carrying X-chromosomes are hardest than sperm cells with Y-chromosomes.

The Shettles Method says to conceive a girl, have sex 2-4 days before ovulation because these are the most fertile days for a baby girl. The Y- Y-chromosome sperm cells move quickly and penetrate the egg immediately when it comes through the fallopian tube, forming a baby boy. While the X-chromosome sperm cells move slowly and take more time to enter the egg. By the time after ovulation, the male sperm cell might be expired, but the female sperm cell may exist and slowly swims to get fertilized with an egg to form a baby girl.

Wanna know about ovulation? Read more How to know the Ovulation time?

Diet to Conceive a Baby Girl

Previously, we discussed the foods to conceive a baby boy. Now let’s take a quick look at the best diet and tips to increase your chances to conceive a baby girl.

A study mentioned that a couple consuming diet high in calcium and magnesium and comparatively low sodium and potassium foods accelerates their chances of conceiving a girl. Such foods list include eggs, cheese, milk, butter, walnuts, beans, and acid-producing foods like wheat, rice, salmon, tuna, plums, and berries. Additionally, a high amount of sugar in your blood increases the acidity level in your body.

Sex Positions to have a Baby GIRL

Having sex in missionary positions is a tip to conceive a girl because the sperm may not deposit to the cervix closely. You can avoid sex in a deeper penetration position and try a shallow position when trying to have a baby girl. 


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