A recent survey showed that about 80% of prospective parents had preference for a particular gender.
There’s no guarantee that these theories would lead to the conception of a baby boy but you never can tell.
Do you have that keen interest in discovering the theories that could improve your odds of conceiving a boy? Would you like to try for a baby boy? Here are methods that can possibly increase your chances of conceiving a boy.
1. The Shettles Method
Dr Landrum Shettles, professor of gynaecology and author of best selling book, established the theory of male sperm being small, fast and light; and female sperm being slow and resilient.
Over 40 years now, the Shettles method has remained the most common natural process for birthing a certain sex.
This method has been reputed to have a high success rate of 75% to 90%. The theory depends on timing and ovulation period.
To boost your chances of conceiving a boy, it’s best to have sex close to the time of ovulation.
If you’re in need of a baby boy, Dr Shettles advised one not to have sex earlier than 24 hours of ovulation and 12 hours after ovulation.
It’s important you ascertain your time of ovulation so as to conceive a baby boy.
You can closely monitor your cycle by the use of ovulation predictor kits, basal body temperature and charting cervical mucus.
Dr Shettles suggested some guidelines that can be helpful in conception. They are as follows:
- The professor of gynaecology believed deep penetrative sex increases the chances of sperm surviving while on its way to the vaginal opening. The closer the sperm is to the cervix, the greater the chance of fertilisation.
- Some sex positions which aid deep penetration include doggy style, standing up and straddling.
- He also proposed that the woman’s orgasm also act as a factor in birthing a male child.
2. Modify your diet
Since male sperm adapt more to an alkaline environment, it’s important you modify your diet to aid the conception of a male child.
Do you desire a boy? You have to go bananas! According to a study, the consumption of foods high in potassium and sodium favours the conception of a baby boy.
Consume more of sodium and potassium-rich foods like meat, rice, sausages, beans and pasta.
Also, eat alkaline and higher calorie foods. A good diet with regulated sex after ovulation increases the odds of conceiving a boy.
3. Avoid intercourse before ovulation
If you really want a boy, avoid having sex some days prior ovulation or as soon as you notice your fertile cervical mucus.
If you do have sex within that period, you’re more likely to birth a girl.
Note: Fertile cervical mucus is the thin or sticky clear stuff in your vagina. This changes during menstrual cycle.
Dry and sticky mucus means you’re not ovulating; creamy mucus indicates that your ovulation is near.
Wet and watery mucus shows you’ll ovulate soon while stretchy and wet mucus proves that you’re ovulating.
The latter is the best time to have intercourse so as to conceive a boy.
4. Your partner should wear loose underwear
The underpants a man wears has an effect on sperm production.
Tighter briefs causes scrotum to overheat, leading to a higher temperature and reducing the number of sperm produced.
Tight underwear favours the survival of the female sperm.
In summary, you’re more likely to conceive a boy if….
Your diet is high in potassium and sodium.
You have sex close to your ovulation period.
Your partner wears loose underwear
You reach orgasm before your partner
Your partner has a high sperm count
May the odds be in your favour!