While parents may experience excitement when they conceive a baby, many times they also have a preference for the gender of the child. Although some parents are content with whatever gender their child is, many parents who are planning their family wish they could choose the gender of the baby.
Many couples want to know how they can increase their chances of conceiving a baby of their preferred gender. Some couples may want to have a boy while others may want to try for a girl. There are a few ways that couples can raise their chances of conceiving the child of their chosen gender, but these methods are not foolproof.
There are quite a few old wives’ tales out there about how to conceive a baby of a specific gender. But the truth is, there’s no evidence to support any of them. Whether you want a baby boy or a baby girl, your diet and the phases of the moon won’t make a difference.
The sex of your baby is determined by the sperm cells that fertilize the egg. However, because millions of sperm are released during fertilization, it is often impossible to know the sex of the baby before the pregnancy. In recent years, there have been techniques developed to help couples choose and plan intercourse in order to increase the chances of conceiving a child of their desired sex.
In today’s high-tech world, it’s possible to select the sex of your baby even before you get pregnant. Some techniques may offer 100% accuracy, while others may only increase your chances of gender selection. Some advanced techniques include sorting of the sperm to be able to get the desired result. In this modern technique, sperm that carry the sex you prefer are being selected for fertilization, which gives you a higher chance of being able to select the sex of your baby. Sometimes this technique is also done together with in vitro fertilization for more accuracy.
Although there are quite accurate and effective ways of gender selection available, they do come at a cost. You could always opt for natural methods instead though! One of the most popular methods these days is to choose the right timing of intercourse if you are hoping to conceive a baby boy. You will need to have intercourse at the time of ovulation so that the male sperm has the chance to reach the ovum first. If you want to get pregnant with a girl, you should have intercourse earlier than the exact date of ovulation. This will help the slow sperms (which contain female genes) to fertilize the woman’s egg, resulting in a baby girl.
Although this method of fertility treatment has been met with some skepticism from other fertility experts, some women have found success in using it.