Making a Girl With the Shettles Method

Making a Girl With the Shettles Method

What is the Shettles method?

The Shettles Method is a natural gender selection method that bases its ideas on the fact that male sperm and female sperm are formed differently. The Shettles Method has been around for many years, and it is based on the research of Dr. Landrum Shettles.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Using the Shettles method, you can supposedly conceive either a boy or girl, by following simple rules set forth by Dr. Shettles. While researchers and scientists don’t always agree that the Shettles Method works, it is definitely not going to hurt anything, so feel free to give it a try if you feel so inclined!

X Sperm and Y Sperm

Female sperm are XX sperm, and male sperm are XY sperm. According to Dr. Shettles, X sperm (female sperm) survive longer in the cervix, and they are also slower than Y (male) sperm. Y sperm (boy sperm) are faster and smaller than X sperm (girl sperm), and they are also not as hearty, meaning that boy sperm die more easily and more quickly. Those are the basics of the differences between sperm, and Dr. Shettles says that you can influence whether you have a boy or a girl by using those differences to your advantage.

How to make a girl

Using the Shettles method, here is what you need to know in order to make a baby girl. First of all, you need to know when you are going to ovulate. When you want to have a girl, you need to make sure that you have sex 2-3 days before ovulation.

This is so the male sperm can die off, since it doesn’t live as long as the female sperm. Also, sorry ladies, but Dr. Shettles says that in order to have a girl, women should avoid orgasm during sex. This is because female sperm prefer the acidic environment of the vagina, and orgasm makes for a more alkaline environment.

Couples should also avoid sexual positions that involve deep penetration. This makes missionary position the best one for conceiving a girl.

More tips for conceiving a girl

There are a few other things that you can do to increase your chances of conceiving a girl, according to the Shettles method. One of them is to shift your diet, which in turn will shift the PH balance of your body. For girls, Dr. Shettles says that for a girl, moms should eat lots of calcium, lots of fruits and veggies, and should avoid anything salty.

Is this a sure fire method to concieve a girl? Of course not! However, it is a fun way to try to “sway” your baby’s gender one way or another, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to try!

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.