Do you want a boy or a girl? While everybody says that what matters is that the baby is healthy, and that is true, if there was a way to guarantee a certain gender, some people would take that option. But is gender selection really possible? The short answer to that is “yes”. It is possible, and there are even a number of different methods that you can use to be successful in this.
One of those ways, which is the scientific method, is PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis – is almost 100% accurate. Unfortunately, it is also hugely expensive. In fact, PGD usually costs around $20,000. This means that it is out of most people’s price range. While some insurance companies will cover PGD, this is only if someone has infertility issues and, even then, coverage only exists to a degree.
However, there are much cheaper ways that may help you choose the gender of your baby as well. None of those methods are as accurate as PGD. However, Natural Gender Selection is quite accurate and also completely free. And since, at the end of the day, all that does matter is that you give birth to a healthy baby, they are certainly worth trying.
Top 3 Tips for Natural Gender Selection
Intercourse is about timing.
This doesn’t sound particularly romantic, but the reality is that timing is everything when it comes to conception – and to gender selection. This means gaining a biological understanding of sperm and eggs first. Essentially, male sperm swim much faster than female sperm, but they also have a much shorter lifespan. What this means is that, if you want to conceive a boy, you should have intercourse on the day of your ovulation. If, however, you want to conceive a girl, then you should have intercourse a few days before your ovulation. This will ensure only the female sperm remains by the time you ovulate.
Sexual position is very important.
Remember that the male sperm are faster swimmers? That doesn’t mean they don’t need a little helping hand. If you want to have a boy, then have deep penetration, for instance through rear entry or by having the woman on top. If, however, you’re more interested in having a girl, then try the missionary position, which gives shallower penetration.
You are what you eat.
It is a scientific fact that nutrition and gender are interlinked, although it is not fully understood yet what that link is. What is known is that a woman who is underweight is more likely to have boy. Indeed, in countries with famines or hunger problems, there is a much higher male birth rate. It is also known that people who eat a lot of potassium, such as bananas, dried fruit, and meat, are more likely to have a boy. Those who eat a lot of magnesium, such as spinach, soy, nuts, or beans are more likely to have a boy.