Is It Possible to Choose Your Baby’s Sex?

Is It Possible to Choose Your Baby's Sex?

Choosing Your Baby’s Gender

Years ago, if you would have said that you would be able to choose the gender of your baby in the future, people would have looked at you like you had two heads! However, in this day and age that we are living in, it is becoming more and more possible to choose your baby’s gender! Today we are going to talk about the high tech techniques that are really reliable for choosing a baby’s gender, the “maybe” techniques, and the old wives’ tales that probably don’t work, but are fun for sure! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

High Tech Options

If you want a fool proof (well, as fool proof as one can get when dealing with this sort of thing!), you are going to have to opt for the high tech options, and these are the ones that cost big bucks! The most effective method of gender selection is something called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, otherwise known as PGD. With PGD, embryos are tested before they are implanted into the mother’s womb.

PGD is used in conjunction with IVF, so if you are trying to get pregnant naturally, this one is not for you. However, this high tech gender prediction comes with a hefty price tag, upwards of $20,000! You can also opt for sperm spinning, which is less reliable than PGD, but also less pricey. In sperm spinning, the sperm are sorted based on how fast they spin.

This gives a relatively rough idea of which ones are boys and which ones are girls, since male sperm swim faster than female sperm. The success rate for sperm spinning is in the 70-75 percent range, but it only costs between $600 and $1000 for this method, making it much more affordable.

Maybe Techniques

The techniques listed in this section are “low tech” techniques, meaning that almost anyone can do them. They don’t cost a lot, and they might work in some cases. However, these options are still very popular. One popular option is the Shettles method of conception, which goes by the timing of ovulation and sex to determine whether or not it is more likely for you to have a boy or a girl.

There are also tons of books out there that tell you how to “have a girl” or “have a boy” based on the type of diet that you eat while you are trying to conceive. There are also methods that involved different sexual positions based on your baby gender preference. While there is not much scientific evidence behind these methods, many women swear they work!

Wives Tales

The old wives tales listed here are probably not going to get you your desired sex of baby. However, they aren’t going to hurt anything if you want to try them, and they are a fun way to try to “sway” your baby’s gender. One of the most common wives tales is that if you are carrying low, your baby is a boy. High is a girl, of course. Another one? Tying a ring or other object to a piece of sting, and then hanging it over your belly is supposed to tell you what you’re having.

If the string swings back and forth, it’s a girl, and if the string goes in a circle, it’s a boy. Wanna hear a gross one? Pee in a cup of Drano. Yes, that’s right, Drano. If the solution turns green, it’s a girl. If it’s blue, you’re getting a boy! These are just a few old wives tales, there are many more out there to occupy you until you know for sure what you’re having!

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.