How To Conceive A Girl: 7 Tips to Have a Baby Girl

How To Conceive A Girl: 7 Tips to Have a Baby Girl

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There are a ton of reasons that a couple might want to conceive a baby girl. For some women, the vision in their mind has always been of raising a baby girl. Buying pink bows and cute dresses, playing baby dolls and fun girl things, for some women, this is what they dream about when they think of getting pregnant and starting a family. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The question for these couples, who wish to add a baby girl to their family, is a simple one. Is it possible to sway a baby’s gender before conception? You may wonder how to get pregnant with a girl? Are there any special tips and tricks to help with conceiving a baby girl. The fact is, there are some things that a couple can do to improve the chances of having a baby girl. None of these have been scientifically proven, but they could potentially work, or at least give a boost to girl conception!

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What Makes Girl Sperm?

Something that most people don’t realize about conception is the fact that there is a “girl” sperm, and a “boy” sperm as well. The X chromosome sperm is the one responsible for making a baby girl, and the Y chromosomes are the ones responsible for producing a baby boy. Women, sorry to say, but we have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a baby is a girl or a boy. That’s all up to the men, here!

Women, sorry to say, but we have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a baby is a girl or a boy. That’s all up to the men, here!

What Makes Girl Sperm?

There is actually a huge difference in “X” sperm and “Y” sperm. Girl sperm (X sperm) are (luckily) much stronger than boy sperm. They can live for a much longer time in the vagina than boy sperm, which dies off quite quickly.

However, a girl sperm is much slower than boy sperm, and they take a much longer time to get to the uterus to fertilize the egg. Another thing about girl sperm is that they prefer an acidic environment over an alkaline environment. As you can see, there are several different things that differentiate between girl sperm and boy sperm.

Can You Improve Your Chances of Having a Girl?

 Many couples wonder if they can increase their chances of having a baby girl. The sad truth of the matter is: unless you are willing to spend big money on gender sorting technology, there is not a real true technical way to guarantee one gender of the baby over another.

In my own personal case, I already have 3 boys, and I would LOVE a way to guarantee that my next baby will be a girl. However, without a true foolproof way to know we can sway baby genders, we are all stuck with these wives’ tales and tips and tricks that could potentially help.

The sad truth of the matter is, unless you are willing to spend big money on gender sorting technology, there is not a real true technical way to guarantee one gender of the baby over another.

Chinese Lunar Calendar

The Chinese Lunar Calendar is an ancient way of predicting gender that has been done in China for thousands of years. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a sort of chart that women can use to determine whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. The way that this works is by using the woman’s age at conception and the month that the baby is due is used to determine whether it will be a boy or a girl.

Chinese Lunar Calendar to help get pregnant with a girl

It worked for me, crazy enough! Now if I could just get my girl!

It does sound a little bit crazy, but many women swear by the Chinese Lunar Calendar and advocates of this method say that it is around 99 percent accurate. It worked for me, crazy enough! Now if I could just get my girl! Ask around and let your family and friends try the Chinese Lunar Calendar and see if it is accurate for you!

Timing Is Key!

As we already know, when it comes to conceiving of any type, timing is everything. Women simply must know when they ovulate in order to have the best chance of conceiving. It really doesn’t matter if a couple wishes for a boy or a girl, if the woman doesn’t know when she ovulates, the chances of getting pregnant successfully AT ALL are not that great. There is a much much better chance of conceiving if a woman tracks her ovulation and knows exactly when her most fertile time is.

It really doesn’t matter if a couple wishes for a boy or a girl, if the woman doesn’t know when she ovulates, the chances of getting pregnant successfully AT ALL are not that great.

Ovulation predictor tests are probably the best bet for women who are just starting out on their trying-to-conceive journey. That way, women can get a really good idea of when they are ovulating for the best chance of conception. Women who wish to conceive a girl should remember that girl sperm live longer than boy sperm.

This is a good thing because it means that women can actually plan to have sex a few days before ovulation. Usually having sex between 2 and 4 days before ovulation is good for conceiving a girl.

Usually having sex between 2 and 4 days before ovulation is good for conceiving a girl.

As you might be able to imagine, timing ovulation is really important if you want to have sex 2 to 4 days before ovulation. Women who want to have sex before ovulation are definitely going to need to know when ovulation takes place. Basal body temperature charting is a great way for women to keep up with their monthly ovulation and then they will be able to see the pattern and have a good idea of when ovulation will occur.

No Orgasms?!

This one might not sound like too much fun but Dr. Shettles (the expert of gender swaying) says that if it is at all possible, women should avoid having orgasms during sex if they want to conceive a baby girl. The reason behind this, according to Dr. Shettles, is that having an orgasm creates a very alkaline environment in the vagina.

An alkaline vaginal environment is more favorable towards boy sperm, so this isn’t very good for conceiving a girl. Also, orgasms cause the uterus to contract, which helps the boy sperm make it to the fallopian tubes more quickly. So, having an orgasm can actually give women a better chance of having a boy, not a girl!

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If it is at all possible, women should avoid having orgasms during sex if they want to conceive a baby girl.

What Positions Work Best?

Are there actually sexual positions out there that can help couples to conceive a baby girl? While any sexual position can result in any gender of a baby, there are certain sexual positions that are more conducive to having a certain gender.

When it comes to having a baby girl, couples need to keep in mind that they should be having sex where the sperm will be deposited further away from the vagina. What does this mean? No deep positions, such as doggy style. Missionary could be a potentially successful position for conceiving a baby girl if the sperm is deposited near the entrance of the vagina and not deep within.

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Girl on top positions or “cowgirl” style can actually be another good position for conceiving a baby girl.

Shallow positions are preferable when couples are wishing to conceive a baby girl. Girl on top positions or “cowgirl” style can actually be another good position for conceiving a baby girl. When the woman is in control of the position and can keep the penetration on the shallow side of things.

When the man is ready to ejaculate, it should actually be done as far away as possible. In other words, women should have their man try to pull out a little bit when ejaculating, to give the best chance of conceiving a baby girl. However, this is a double-edged sword because getting pregnant in the first place requires the sperm get to its target and not all dribble out… Hmm.

What’s the Best Girl-Friendly Diet?

 If you have researched fertility diets before, you probably already know that there are different diets depending on whether a couple wants to conceive a boy or a girl. For example, experts suggest that women eat a more “alkaline diet” when they want to conceive a boy and that they eat a more “acidic” diet when they want to conceive a girl. So, what exactly does an acidic diet consist of? Read on to find out.

So, what exactly does an acidic diet consist of? Read on to find out.

Women who are wishing to conceive a baby girl should eat an acidic friendly diet. Experts say that by eating an acidic friendly diet, the body can actually change and can be more conducive to conceiving a girl. “Girl friendly” foods include things like green leafy veggies and whole grain bread, pasta and grains. Sweets are great for creating an acidic body environment, so indulge your sweet tooth if you are craving a baby girl. Corn and blueberries specifically are good for creating an acidic environment, as are fish and other lean meats.

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Say Goodbye To Salt?

Some experts say that eating a low sodium diet, or in other words, cutting out the amount of salt that a woman takes in can be very beneficial to conceiving a girl. Salt is pretty bad for you as a whole whether you are trying to conceive or not, and taking in too much sodium can be bad for any woman, so reducing sodium intake is actually a good idea for most of us.

Great ways to reduce sodium intake is to cut out deli meats, lunch meats, hot dogs and other salty snacks like potato chips. Blue cheese, olives, salad dressings and most of our everyday condiments are usually chock full of sodium as well, so be alert when using those items. As a whole, canned and frozen foods and snacks like soups or frozen “tv dinners” are also usually loaded with sodium.

Another unwitting culprit? Restaurant food.

Another unwitting culprit? Restaurant food. It’s usually stuffed to the gills with extra salt and sodium, so if you are trying to conceive a girl, it might be a good idea to cook at home. Cooking dinner at home will ensure that women can control all of the ingredients that go into a meal and therefore can control their sodium intake.

What do the Old Wive’s Tales Say?

Now, we have learned a lot about different things that can help to improve the chances of conceiving a baby girl, and how science can have a say in the chances. Now, we are going to cover some old wives’ tales that people say can help to contribute to the chances of having a baby girl. For one, some people believe that having sex in the afternoon can up the chance of having a girl. Also, having sex during a full moon is said to increase the chances of having a girl. Some people also believe that women who initiate sex will be more likely to have a girl.

Have sex in the afternoon
Have sex during a full moon
Initiate sex with your husband
Have husbands take warm bath
Have husbands wear tighty whities
Have husbands avoid caffeine

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No one has any proof that these work, and usually, it’s just a collection of things that Grandmas have been talking about for years!

As for the boys, we have some tips for them too to increase the chance of having a girl. Taking warm baths and wearing fitted underwear such as briefs can potentially help increase the chance of having a girl. If guys want to become dads of little girls, another wives’ tale is to make sure that they avoid caffeine before sex. These are just funny wives’ tales that have been passed down that are rumored to affect either boy or girl fertility. No one has any proof that these work, and usually, it’s just a collection of things that Grandmas have been talking about for years! They can’t hurt!

Conclusion

It’s super important to remember that all of the tips mentioned here and all of the tips that you can find on the internet are not guarantees to ensure that you will have a girl. There is no natural way to ensure that you will 100% have a girl. If you have tons of money and want to try out some of the technological advances that we have had in recent years, you can explore those options such as microsort, which actually and technically sorts boy sperm from girl sperm, giving a much better chance.

“There is no natural way to ensure that you will 100% have a girl.”

The most important thing to remember is to never give up. Whether you have your heart set on a little girl or a little boy, do whatever you can to help improve your chances. Another important thing to remember is to enjoy the ride, and enjoy the process of conception and having a baby. The most important thing to do when you are trying to conceive is to remain positive.

Try all of the things that you have at your disposal and give it the best shot that you can. There is no way to guarantee a baby girl, but there are things that you can do to improve the chances. Take it into consideration and do the best you can, and hope for the best. Pretty soon, you will be welcoming your little pink bundle of joy!

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.