How to Conceive a Baby Girl: 5 Tips

How to Conceive a Baby Girl: 5 Tips

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You have always wanted a girl since you were a little girl yourself! That being said, have you ever wondered if you would be able to conceive a daughter? You may have been told that boys run in the family, but that doesn’t mean you will never miss out on the experience of raising your own daughter. The thing is however, if you really want to find out how to get pregnant with a girl, you will want to start doing your research, the sooner the better. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The first time to realize is that you must not believe that you have to spend thousands of dollars to find out how to conceive the daughter of your dreams because that truly is nothing other than pure nonsense. Just know that the information you need is simple enough that anyone who would even dream of charging you that kind of money for it is scamming you.

That being said, you want to make sure that you are getting your advice from someone who really cares about you having the baby you want, or from legitimate sources.

5 tricks on how to get pregnant with a girl


Are you really ready to conceive?

The first step that you and your partner must do before jumping into the thick of it is make sure you are truly ready to start trying to conceive. Because, you are about to take on a new journey.  Not only do you want to conceive a girl, but you want to make sure you are in great health, and to make it happen fast.

However, just be aware that those couples who have struggled when trying for a baby, whether they have been trying for a boy or a girl, it is likely that they did not follow the first few and but very important steps which are about to be covered below.

However, there are times when fertility issues can arise which throws a wrench into the whole experience. That is when medical intervention will need to happen in order to help a pregnancy be achieved, and in that case you may have to be less picky about gender. That is unless you have the money to go to a fertility clinic that offers gender selection.  

However, let’s assume that there are no fertility issues and, working through the following will help increase the odds of a baby girl coming into your life sooner rather than later!

See Your Doctor

Before you even jump into trying to conceive, you must see your doctor to make sure that you can get a clean bill of health so you can go ahead and make your dreams of conceiving that little girl come true. That being said, if you are overweight, you will want to lose weight! In fact your doctor may even refer you to a dietician or nutritionist that will help you get to a healthy weight. If you are underweight, you will want to gain weight and a dietician or nutritionist can help make that happen.

However, the types of foods to eat will be mentioned a little later because that will make a huge impact on conceiving that baby girl that you want so badly.

You are also going to want to make sure your blood sugar is at a healthy level. If not, then be sure to take the steps to keep your glucose levels regulated because your fertility will be impacted if your blood sugar is not at the right level.  

If you have any infections, whether they are sexually transmitted or not, be sure to get the proper treatment before trying to conceive because that will certainly create some unwanted road blocks. .

Once you are in good health, you can start working on achieving your dream by conceiving that little girl.

Sex, Sex, Sex

If you are looking for ways on how to get pregnant fast, having sex on a regular basis is the best way to achieve a quick pregnancy. However, don’t have sex everyday because that will deplete the sperm count and quality, which will defeat the purpose. Having sex every 3 days before ovulation is best because that allows the sperm count and quality to come back, and increases the chance of having that little girl you always wanted to have. There will be more information about this later on.

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Make Sex Fun!

The only reason you are having frequent sex is because you want to conceive a baby, and in this case, a girl specifically. However, if you think too much about why you are having sex, it will become a chore and the spark will die down. The best way to make it fun is to add spice to the experience. You can always watch an adult film and let that inspire you. You can also go to the adult store and find out what fun toys and accessories you can use with your partner while trying to achieve that dream daughter. It can be fun!

Afternoon Delight

If you are looking to conceive a girl, be sure to  have sex in the afternoon. This is when your body temperature is perfect to ensure that the sperm that hits the egg creates a female. Having sex in the morning severely hurts your chances of having a girl, so have some fun after lunch.

If you and your partner are working, then you may want to go home for lunch. Tell your boss, and let him tell his boss that working overtime is a consideration because there is personal business that needs to be taken care of otherwise. Take a page from Will Ferrell’s Anchorman and go for some “Afternoon Delight.”

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto’s always been; when it’s right, it’s right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything’s a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.
Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Calendar Method

This method is only helpful if your cycles are regular, and before seriously trying to conceive you will need to know your cycle quite well. For instance, if you have a normal 28-day cycle, then ovulation happens on the 14th day. If you have a 35-day cycle, then ovulation usually happens around 16-17 days into the cycle.

calendar method to track ovulation and get pregnant fast

It is very important for you to know when you are ovulating before jumping into the game, because knowing the timing when to conceive a girl is crucial.  If your cycles are consistently irregular, then the calendar method will not help. Ovulation kits are a better option, and there will be more about that explained a little later.

If your cycles are consistently irregular, then the calendar method will not help.

Fertility Charts

Fertility charting is great for tracking your cycle, however it is not to be relied on when you are active into the game of trying to conceive. You can learn about your cycles by using the chart a month or two before starting. By the time you can see ovulation on a Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart, you have already ovulated.

Be sure to make note of that, and repeat the same for the next month. This way you will know when you ovulate at the same time every month and get to know your cycles that way.

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However, if you find yourself ovulating at different times, then an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful for you especially if you are set on trying for a girl. Timing is important, and more about ovulation kits will be explained in the following paragraph.


Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant in a huge way, whether you are looking to conceive a boy or a girl. Charting or using other methods of predicting ovulation are too confusing for many women which will only lead to frustration. Or it may lead to conceiving a boy due to poor timing.

ovulation tests to help pinpoint ovulation

Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. That is another way to help you know your cycle.  The good news is, they are relatively easy to use, and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors are also worth considering if you are trying to conceive.

Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH, however they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples which again will also lead to frustration. They’re simple to use, and will tell you when the most optimal times are to conceive a girl.

Don’t Have Sex During “O”

The theory is that Y-sperm (boy) swim faster and are smaller in size, but at the same time are more fragile than X-sperm (girl) that is larger and slower. But the female sperm are more resilient and generally survive longer.

When you think about that, the timing of when to have intercouse is crucial!

When you think about that, the timing of when to have intercourse is crucial! That being said, be sure to use your ovulation kits to know when to have sex if you want a girl. The best time for sex is about 3 to 4 days before ovulation. Then definitely stop having sex until after you have ovulated. This way, only the more resilient X-sperm will survive, and will be the only one remaining to fertilize your egg so that little girl can be created.

Positions Matter

Sexual positions are important when trying to conceive a girl. If you have sex in positions that only allow shallow penetration, such as the missionary position, you will have better chances to conceive a daughter. Therefore, the missionary position is highly recommended.

The vaginal environment is generally less alkaline the nearer it gets to the entrance of your vagina. Less alkaline means that it is harsher for the more fragile Y-sperm and much more X-sperm (girl) will make it to fertilize the egg. Diet will also have an important impact, but there will be more about that later.

sex positions to get pregnant with a girl

Unfortunately that means having an orgasm must be avoided.  

Since having an alkaline environment is what needs to be avoided to conceive a girl, unfortunately that means having an orgasm must be avoided. Female orgasms increase the alkalinity in your vagina, making it a more friendly place for Y- sperm, and that will defeat the purpose. Therefore, what is the opposite of alkalinity? Acidity of course. You will also want to increase the acidity in your diet!

Add Acidity in Your Diet

Remember that the X-Sperm thrive in an environment that is acidic. That being said, your diet matters and the foods you eat will have an impact. You will want to do research on acidic foods, and even consult with your dietician or nutritionist. Avoiding alkaline foods is the key.

Foods such as broccoli, fish, apples and grapefruit are acidic. However, when it comes to fish, be sure to be careful with the type of fish you eat because of mercury levels. That can be harmful for pregnancy. You will want to also increase dairy intake because that alone will increase acidity.

Therefore if you want some extra cheese, go for it. If you want the occasional ice cream, enjoy it. Just be cautious not to indulge too much because you need to watch your sugar levels. Many have learned how to get pregnant with a girl by simply including more broccoli, fish and apples into their diet.

Now, it is very important to make sure that you are being cautious with the fish as you do not want to eat anything with mercury in it. Also, you will want to increase your dairy intake. Also if you are in the mood for a BLT, then enjoy it with plenty of mayonnaise. If you have fries with that, then enjoy those fries with ketchup and vinegar. That will increase the acidity levels in your body.

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Also if you are in the mood for a BLT, then enjoy it with plenty of mayonnaise.

However, in order to reduce the alkalinity in your body, you must reduce the intake of most vegetables except for broccoli. Vegetables such as peppers, celery, cabbage, lettuce and onions are healthy and are nutrient rich, but don’t eat too much of it while trying to get pregnant with a girl because they will create an alkaline environment in your body which will again, defeat the purpose if you conceiving a girl. But be sure to add them back into your diet after you have achieved a pregnancy.

Bottom Line

To quickly recap, in order to conceive a girl:

Learn about your cycles a few months before you start trying.

Go to the doctor as well to get the green light to go.

Have sex 3-4 days before ovulation so the X-sperm have the best chance to meet with the egg while the Y-sperm die off.

And finally, go on a diet that increases the acidity in your body.

Good luck and happy trying for a girl!

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.