A friend of mine once revealed that she’s afraid to have a baby because it might not be a boy. You see, her mother in law is a strict Chinese with very traditional views of preferring sons over daughters.
Another friend, on the other hand, has 3 girls already and wants a boy for a change.
We all have different reasons for wanting to have a specific gender. They say that there are ways to boost your chances of getting pregnant with a baby boy. While these may not be guaranteed to work, some swear by these methods.
Shettles method suggests that in order to get pregnant with a boy, it’s best to have intercourse as close to ovulation as possible. It is because the male sperm travels faster than the female sperms, but also die faster. Since ovulation is when the woman’s body releases the egg, doing the baby dance during ovulation will help the male sperms swim fast and reach the egg first. Hence a greater chance to get pregnant with a boy.
Another old wives’ tale has something to do with orgasms. Some people believe that when a woman orgasms, her body secretes alkaline which gives a male sperm a greater chance of survival. With that, the woman has to have an orgasm first before the man in order to have more chances of getting pregnant with a boy.
Sexual position is also a factor in increasing your chances for a baby boy. Going through the back door, they say, is the quickest way to fertile the egg and should be the way to go if you’re wanting a boy. Still others swear by changing their diet to exclude acidic food such as red meat and distilled water as the sperm dies easily when in an acidic environment.
Again, these tips are not scientifically proven to work but it can be something worth trying.
Do you have your own baby boy formula? Do share it in the comments section!