All babies are sweet and precious, but baby girls are especially precious, and they grow to be precious little girls. If you have decided that the time to have a baby is right, and you really want to have a girl, there are certain things that you can do that will help you to conceive a girl, over a boy.
There May Not Be Guarantees
Unless you are using in vitro fertilization, there is no guarantee that any method of conception will produce a baby girl. It is important that you realize this from the outset.
This doesn’t mean that you cannot push the odds in your favor when it comes to conceiving a female. There are some methods of conception that you can try to increase the odds of having a girl. Otherwise, there is the usual 50/50 chance of having a boy or a girl.
In Vitro Fertilization Options for a Baby Girl
With in vitro fertilization, you will be able to choose to have a baby girl. In fact, this is the only way that you can be absolutely certain that your baby will be female. Not all couples are prepared to conceive this way, however.
This is a decision that should not be taken lightly. In many cases of IVF, twins or triplets – or more – are conceived. At that point, you may have to decide whether to carry all of the fetuses to term, or whether or not to abort some or all but one of the fetuses. You may not be prepared to do this, so think carefully before moving forward with this option.
How to Tip the Odds in Your Favor
The sex of the baby is determined by the sperm of the father. Specifically, if it is a Y chromosome that gets to the egg first, the baby will be a girl. If it is the X chromosome that gets there first, the baby will be a boy. Luckily, conceiving a girl is easier than conceiving a boy – if you are trying to select the gender of your child – because the Y chromosome travels faster than the X chromosome.
The most advanced method of natural gender selection is the Shettles Method. This method states that the couple should have sexual intercourse every single day from the time that the woman’s last period ends, until three days before she begins to ovulate. Additionally, the missionary position should be used, because this allows the sperm to be deposited closer to the egg. It is equally important that the female not reach an orgasm during sex while trying to receive a girl, because this causes too much alkaline to be present in the vagina.