We share with others that we simply want a healthy child. Some of us are telling a little white lie. Deep down inside of us, there exists a little itch. We do have our natural preferences. What if we dream of having a little girl to shower with love? Perhaps we want to instill our values in a sturdy little boy. Here are 7 tips to increase the chances of conceiving the little boy or girl that your heart desires.
Girl- Open up your conception window and give yourself more options. According to The Shettles Method, X-chromosomes (female) and Y-chromosomes (male) have different qualities. X-chromosomes travel slower but live longer than Y-chromosomes. Don’t wait until your ovulation date. More female chromosomes will have a chance to reach the egg with the possibility of fertilization. Begin 2 or more days prior to tip the scale to conceiving a little girl. Lay back and enjoy the "Missionary" position to give the female chromosomes an advantage.
Boy- Did you know that guaifenesin, found in your cough syrup, also thins the vaginal fluids? This substance was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1952. This makes for a better environment for the travels of the Y-chromosome. Let the race begin.
Girl- Examine your Ph. An acidic environment is reported to eliminate male sperm. Fill up on protein, pasta, cranberries and other acidic foods. Avoid Lemons and other highly alkaline produce. Read up on Alkaline and Acidic foods to incorporate more useful foods to meet both your dietary needs and to create the most hospitable environment for the chromosome of your choice.
Boy- The joy of O. The contractions of an orgasm help move sperm closer to the cervix, potentially giving male sperm a further lead. Enjoy the experience of baby-making. In fact, the closer you get to the cervix, the higher the chances of conceiving a boy. A recommended position from Dr. Shettles is the “Man behind” or “Doggy style” to give the little guys a head start.
Girl- Lower your sodium intake to increase your possibility of having a girl. Enjoy the flavor of herbs and other condiments instead. Eliminating added salt also helps to reduce water weight gain and assists in lowering high blood pressure. You may want to continue this practice even after your pregnancy.
Boy- Live the life. Opt out of your cardio regimen to increase your chances of having a little boy. Catch up on your hobbies and serials. Spend time by socializing with friends and take your last trip with the girls or make it a romantic weekend with your partner. Your free time will be more limited after you usher in your new one.
Girl- Increase your calcium and magnesium intake. Tickle your palate with multiple dairy products, rhubarb, apricots, sesame seeds and spinach for an array of different sources of calcium. Almonds, avocados and spinach, yet again, can help you meet your needs for magnesium.