Having a baby is an absolute miracle, whether it turns out to be a boy or a girl. Some people, however, would prefer to have a specific gender, if they can have that choice. While there are no methods that are 100% successful in terms of gender selection through natural conception, there are some ways in which you can increase your chances.
The Different Methods of Gender Selection
A quick Google search will reveal a wealth of different methods to increase your chances of having a boy or a girl. Some of those seem very simplistic, whereas others look as if they will require a medical degree. The problem is that you will only have one chance. Once you are pregnant, you won’t have a chance to change the gender anymore. So how do you choose which method to use?
One of the simplest methods out there is the Chinese calendar, which will tell you exactly on which day to have intercourse for each gender. The more complicated method is to chart your ovulation cycle to the day and eating a specific diet, while at the same time calling your partner home from work for intercourse because it has to happen at a specific time. Unfortunately, everybody is different and no cycle is 100% consistent, which means that none of these methods seem to be foolproof.
As you read through the different gender selection methods, you will find that all of them are based on three key pointers:
- Testing the environment of your vagina to determine whether it is acidic or alkaline.
- Making sure that the environment is perfect for either the female (X) or male (Y) sperm.
- Timing when to have intercourse to increase your chances.
All of the natural methods that exist work on these three pointers. What this suggest is that there must be some truth in the idea that these are the factors that will influence whether you will have a boy or a girl. What they all miss, however, is the individual function of a woman’s body, which is different for everybody.
How to Have a Boy or a Girl
All of the above sounds quite complex and difficult to understand. In reality, it is quite easy to understand: sperms that will become boys are faster swimmers than the female sperms, but they survive for a shorter period of time. Sperm can survive in a woman’s body for several days, however. What this suggests, therefore, is that having intercourse on the day of ovulation will increase the likelihood of having a boy. Having intercourse one or two days before will increase the likelihood of having a girl. This is why it is so important that you get to know your personal cycle, so that you know exactly what your body does when you ovulate, which you do through basal temperature measurements. The pH levels are also important, as male sperm survive better in alkaline environments, but female sperm prefer acidic. This, in turn, can be influenced by your diet. Remember that none of these methods are 100% accurate, but they are the best chance you’ve got.