Is it possible to preselect the sex of your baby? This is one question that many couples always ask when they want a child of a specific gender. While science has proven that the chances of conceiving a boy or girl are 50:50, emerging studies have demonstrated that there are some tactics that you can use to increase the chances of getting a baby boy.
Note the name raise the ‘chances.’ This term is applied at this early instance in this post because no method can guarantee you 100% that you will get a specific gender of the baby. This post is a summary of the top methods that couples, researchers, and even traditionalists agree can help you conceive a baby boy.
Using the right sex positions
This method is based on the fact that the male sperms (Y containing chromosomes) are shorter, weaker, short-lived, but travel faster at shorter distances. Therefore, the focus is ensuring that you have sex using a position that promotes deeper penetration so that the sperms are deposited closest to the cervix. This means that the male containing sperms can move faster and reach the ovum before the sluggish female sperms (X containing chromosomes) can catch up. The top sex positions to consider include;
- The downward doggy position.
- The kitchen confidential position.
- The bicycle sex position.
- Spooning sex positions.
Timing the best time you are likely to conceive a baby boy
If you are considering conceiving a baby boy, timing is very important. The timing method, like the sex positions, follow the principle that the male sperms (Y containing chromosomes) are weaker and can only last for a short time waiting to fertilize the egg.
The secret to using the timing method is ensuring you can tell when the woman will ovulate (release the egg). Once she ovulates, the ovum will be ready to get fertilized, and you should have sex immediately (no earlier than 24 hours before ovulation). This means that the male containing sperms will get the fertile egg and fertilize it before the female sperms get released. It is important to use this method together with the sex position that will deposit the sperms the deepest possible and closest to the ovum.
Studies have also demonstrated that more boys are conceived in summer than other times of the year. The high temperatures are believed to help the male containing sperms to travel faster to meet the ovum and fertilize it before the female sperms. You should particularly focus on September to October to raise the chances of conceiving a baby boy.
Taking the right foods that help to alkalinize the body fluids especially the birth canal
The foods you take are very crucial in determining how successful or not you will be able to conceive a baby boy. The method aims at helping to create the right environment for the male sperms to travel faster and meet the ovum before the X (chromosome) containing sperms. This means selecting the foods that promote an alkalizing state of the birth canal, uterus and fallopian tubes.
Notably, even men are encouraged to take specific foods especially those rich in minerals such as iron, omega-3 fats, and other nutrients to raise sperm count and strengthen them. Therefore, as you prep the body by taking the right diet, it is advisable also to let your man join and start taking the best foods. Here are the best food options to help you conceive a baby boy.
- Sunflower seeds.
- Brown rice.
Using the Chinese gender calendar
The Chinese gender calendar is one of the methods of predicting the best ways to predict the sex of your baby. It is an astronomical method for human gender selection that was designed from the 13th century. The method utilizes two crucial components; the mother’s Chinese lunar age at conception and the Chinese lunar month of conception. Using the two components, the Chinese gender conception chart is generated for you to establish when the chances of conceiving a baby boy are more.
To use the Chinese baby calendar chart to make a baby boy, you can either follow the charts provided in the Chinese lunar or opt for the converted version. The best option is using the converted option that uses the Gregorian (standard western) calendar. To use the chart, the couple has to do the following.
- Identify the Gregorian translated table for the year that it wants to conceive. The good thing with the charts is that they are available in years. For example, if you anticipate conceiving in 2018, you simply look for the Chinese baby calendar chart for the year 2018.
- Visit the rows on the chart and pick the ones that point at the intervals including the birth date of the woman.
- Then, check the row with the titles to identify the cells marked “B” (boy). This is your magical days that the chances of conceiving a baby boy are more.
- On every cell, look for the Gregorian intervals that are displayed on the right titles of the corresponding column. These are the periods when your chances of conceiving a baby boy are highest.
The final take
The four methods summarized in this post are considered the best tactics that can assist you to conceive a baby boy. However, it is important to appreciate that no single method is ideal for all women. Therefore, couples are encouraged to try a combination of methods to raise their chances of conceiving baby boys even higher. For example, you should take the right foods, get it right on timing, and use the sex position that guarantees the deepest penetration.
If you opt for the Chinese baby gender calendar, it is advisable to combine it with the right food and sex position that help the sperm get deposited at the deepest possible point in the birth canal.