How to Improve Your Chances of Conceiving a Girl
You and your husband have decided you want to have a baby girl.
Some people choose to leave gender selection to chance, which can be great fun to find out whether they are having a boy or girl on the day he or she is born. But, if you are reading this, our guess is you'd like to tip the scales in favor of conceiving a particular gender. So, here goes.... the "How To" on improving your chances of having a baby girl!
What are the Factors That Can Help you Conceive a Girl?
First, understanding the science behind what creates boys and girls is the easiest way to increase the chances of conceiving the gender of your choice. In particular, knowing the differences between sperm is what is most important.
What are the differences in sperm?
As you may already know, sperm can be X or Y chromosomes. X chromosomes result in a girl baby when they fertilize the female's egg. Y chromosomes result in boy babies upon fertilization. The mother's egg always contains an X chromosome.
X (from mother) + X (from father) = Girl baby
X (from mother) + Y (from father) = Boy baby
What other differences exist between X and Y sperm?
X sperm chromosomes are heartier and live longer in a woman's body. On the other hand, Y sperm chromosomes are weaker and do not live as long, dying off more quickly inside a woman's body. X chromosomes also swim more slowly, compared to Y chromosomes.
Therefore, to increase your chances to conceive a girl, you will want to ensure that there are no Y sperm still inside your body so that the X sperm fertilize the egg when you ovulate.
How do you make this happen?
If you want to have a girl, you need to plan to have sex about two to four days before you ovulate. By then, the Y sperm will have died off, and the slower-moving, longer-living X sperm will presumably get to the egg to fertilize it.
This is just one factor that can help you in getting pregnant with a girl. For best results, you need to combine several techniques for higher success.
Other techniques include considering the pH levels of your cervical mucus, what foods you are eating, and more. The best way is to get reliable information from someone who has helped couples achieve the gender that they desire.