Are you yearning for a boy or a girl?
While having a healthy baby is our top priority it’s common to yearn for a boy or a girl.
If you see yourself painting the nursery pale pink and stocking up on pretty little dresses or you can’t wait to stock up on trains and trucks then we’ve found some tips that may increase your chances.
Tips for having a girl:
1) Adjust your diet.
Apparently salt is not good for the chances of having a girl.
A few weeks prior to trying to conceive make changes to your diet to reduce the pH levels as acidic conditions that are too high in the body are said to kill the female sperm. Try to increase your calcium and magnesium levels as this is also said to help.
2) No big “O”
As male sperm are typically faster than female sperm and women’s orgasms move sperm closer to the cervix it has been suggested women say no to orgasm.
3) Less frequent
You have sex less frequently to lower your partner’s sperm count and to increase the chances of the female sperm reaching the egg first.
4) Lunar calendar
Check the Chinese lunar calendar – sure you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right, but it’s always worth a try!
5) Plan your timing
As female sperm are thought to be stronger and last longer than male sperm, it’s been suggested to “do the deed” 2 or more days prior to ovulation. To help you work out your dates use this handy ovulation tool.
6) A bit of fun
- You put a wooden spoon under your bed and a pink ribbon under your pillow.
- You suggested the love-making.
- You make love in the afternoon.
- You make love on even days of the month.
- Your partner reaches orgasm before you.
- You keep penetration shallow.
7) In vitro
Although controversial and very expensive in vitro fertilisation is said to be the way to conceive your choice of boy or girl.
Tips for having a boy:
1) Adjust your diet
As too much acid in your body is said to kill off the boy sperm it’s been suggested to try an alkaline diet a few weeks prior to conception. Increase your sodium and potassium intake is also suggested as well as starting the day with a green power smoothie.
2) Give the male Y sperm a head start
To give the male Y sperm a head start it’s suggested that sexual positions that provide deeper penetration such as doggy style will help.
As male sperm are thought to swim faster and reach the egg first it’s suggested to have sex on the day of ovulation.
4) Caffeine hit for dad
To make the Y Sperm more active have the Dad to be drink a beverage with caffeine in it prior to doing the deed.
5) Avoid sex
To keep the sperm count high and increase your chances of having a boy avoid sex for a week before ovulation and then on ovulation day only have sex once.
6) The big “O” first
Reach orgasm before your partner, as this releases an alkaline fluid, thought to be more male-sperm friendly than the vagina’s natural acidity.
No more cardio ladies as weight loss is said to sway toward girls so hit the weights and focus on strength.
8) A bit of fun
- Your partner suggests the love making.
- You make love at night.
- You make love on odd days of the month.
- Your partner keeps his genitals cool by wearing boxer shorts and loose-fitting trousers.
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