How to conceive a baby girl
There is no doubt that all babies are a miracle and, in the end, it doesn't matter what gender you conceive. But, if you've always dreamt of a little princess to dress up, then here are some tricks you can try.
No doubt babies are precious gifts and should be cherished by their parents regardless of their gender. But, if you dream of having an angelic baby girl to dress up or simply want a break from the bevy of boys you're surrounded with, here are tips and tricks to tilt the odds in your favour.
How to conceive a baby girl? Timing is everything!
Women who conceive early on in their ovulation window (about three days before ovulation) are more likely to have a baby girl. This is down to the female producing sperm (X-chromosome) being more durable and able to last longer to wait for an egg. Male producing sperm (Y-chromosome), albeit faster, are weaker and thus more likely to die off instead of waiting around patiently for a ready egg.
Use the ovulation calculator on this page to find out when your ovulation window occurs.
Use shallow penetrating positions
Once you've determined the strengths of female producing sperm, it's easy to use this information to your advantage. Be sure to try shallow penetrating positions (like the missionary position) to ensure that the male producing sperm die out during the long journey through your reproductive tract. This will ensure that female producing sperm will be the last ones standing when they finally reach an egg.
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Creating appropriate conditions
Since male producing sperm deteriorate in conditions that are highly acidic, you should adjust your PH levels through your diet to create harsh conditions for male producing sperm.
Before you raid the supermarket, purchase PH test strips to test your baseline acidity so that you can assess how much work you need to do. Some women tend to be more acidic and others are more alkaline, but you can change that by simply adjusting your diet. Dig into foods that are high in calcium and magnesium, like fresh fruits, pasta, milk, chocolate, Brazil nuts and leafy green vegetables. Be sure to stay away from salty food and food that is high in potassium.
If you wish to speed up the process of achieving the right PH level, douching with a solution of two tablespoons of white vinegar and water does the trick as well.
Other influences to consider
Bear in mind that a woman's orgasm can affect PH levels as well. It causes alkaline secretions, which make the environment more conducive for male producing sperm. As such, this is one of those rare occasions where it's recommended that a woman only orgasms after her partner.
While the three tips listed above have more scientific credibility, you may want to take note of these unconventional methods as well.
Chinese gender chart
This ancient Chinese gender chart is believed to predict the gender of a baby using the mother's age at conception and the month in which the baby was conceived. While it's not 100% accurate, there's no harm in trying this out in addition to the above listed suggestions!
Masculine and feminine star signs
In the 1950s, a Czech doctor named Dr. Eugene Jonas combined science and astrology to come up with a theory suggesting that the gender of a baby was based on whether the Moon was in a masculine or feminine star sign at the time of conception. Signs like Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius are masculine, while signs like Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces are feminine. You can view a universal lunar calendar here to find out what sign of the zodiac the moon is currently in.