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Subject: planning for a male baby
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: rwala-ga
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Posted: 10 Jan 2006 10:52 PST
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Question ID: 431612
Is there any method can be used in preconception period in order to
achieve a male fetus?
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 10 Jan 2006 14:14 PST
Hi rwala,

Thank you for your question. 

Please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only,
and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice
from your physician or health care provider.  Note the Important
Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.


Low-Tech Ways to Choose Your Baby's Gender

========= - How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby:

The Method Best Supported by Scientific Evidence The Shettles Method
Baby Gender Selection Book

How to Conceive a Boy - Determining the Time of Ovulation:

"Determining when you ovulate is vital when you are learning how to
conceive a boy. Shettles recommends that you have sex as early as 24
hours before ovulation to no more than 12 hours past ovulation in
order to increase your chances of conceiving a boy. Having sex too far
in advance to ovulation will dramatically decrease your chances of
conceiving a boy. The timing of intercourse in relation to ovulation
is a vital factor in increasing your chances of having a boy.

Shettles suggests three specific ways in which to do this."


"Frequency and Timing of Intercourse:

Shettles says in order to increase the chances of having a boy, you
should have sex now earlier than 24 hours before ovulation to 12 hours
after ovulation.

Intercourse closer to ovulation the faster but less robust Y (boy)
sperm. The cervical mucus present at ovulation is less acidic and
"slippery" enough to help the Y (boy) sperm reach the egg more

Sexual Position:

Shettles suggests that if you are trying to conceive a boy, deep
penetration from your partner, preferably with the "doggy style"
position, will deposit the sperm closer to the cervix giving the more
aggressive and quicker moving "boy" sperm a head start to
fertilizating the egg first.

Sex and Orgasms:

When trying to conceive a boy, Shettles suggests that orgasms during
sex are a good thing as the body produces substances after orgasm that
makes the vaginal environment more alkaline, which favors the "boy"

The contractions which accompany an orgasm help move the sperm up and
into the cervix, giving the "boy" sperm an extra chance at being
available when your egg is available for fertilization.

Considerations for the Men:

Have your partner wear boxers. Wearing tight fitting underwear
increases the heat levels around the testes and can, in turn, lower
the sperm count. Wearing loose fitting underwear helps keep the testes

Have your partner drink a caffeinated beverage right before sex. This
makes the Y-Sperm more active."


Tried, But Not Always True - Methods to Choose Baby?s Sex Range From
New Tech to Old Ideas

"Natural Methods

Diet: To conceive a boy, the mother should consume foods high in
sodium and potassium, and minimize her intake of calcium and
magnesium. To conceive a girl, the mother should consume foods high in
calcium and magnesium and avoid foods that are high in sodium and

Timing: To have a boy, the Shettles technique recommends having sex
no earlier than one day before and up to one-half day after ovulation.
To have a girl, he suggests having sex no later than two and one-half
to three days prior to ovulation.

Acidity: Some methods, including the home kit, GenSelect, claim that
douching with an acidic or alkaline solution can tip the balance to
having a boy or girl. The idea is a girl is more likely to be
conceived in an acidic environment, while boys are more likely to be
created in an alkaline one. Therefore, douching with vinegar (or
specifically devised acidic solutions) is recommended for those
wanting a girl, while douching with baking soda (or specifically
devised alkaline solutions) is suggested for those wanting a boy."


To conceive a boy:

Pregancy and Baby - Conception Choice,,4_173821,00.html

" are more likely to conceive a boy if you don?t make love until
ovulation, which is usually around fourteen days after the beginning
of your last period. But I have to say that there?s no firm evidence
to support this in practice."

========= - NATURAL SELECTION Can you choose the sex of your baby?

NOW for the fun bit! To conceive a boy, try deep penetration.
According to Dr Shettles this ensures sperm are deposited near the
opening of the cervix, where the alkaline conditions are more
favourable to male sperm. The best position is rear entry.

If you're trying for a girl, go for the missionary position, which is
more likely to place sperm away from the opening of the cervix.

Shallower penetration means sperm have further to travel to get to the
cervix, passing through acidic secretions. Female sperm are hardier
and more likely to survive.

A WOMAN reaching orgasm first increases the flow of alkaline
secretions in the vagina - best for male sperm. Contractions of the
womb during orgasm also help propel sperm towards the cervix, giving
male sperm a helping hand.

The good news if you're trying for a boy is that multiple orgasms -
before your partner - are recommended. But it's bad news if you're
trying for a girl, experts advise women to avoid orgasm!

A HIGHER sperm count is associated with male sperm. This means if
you're looking to conceive a boy, men need to keep things cool down

If the groin gets too hot, it can lower sperm count so he should avoid
saunas, steam rooms, hot baths and tight underwear.

But don't raise the temperature if you're trying for a girl as this
can lower the overall sperm count, affecting fertility.

IF you're longing for a girl, scientists believe you can boost your
chances by conceiving in the spring. In Western Europe, April is the
best month for girls and you're more likely to conceive a boy in

Researchers believe it is nature's way of giving boys a head start as
newborn boys are often weaker and more vulnerable to infection. The
seasonal difference means boys are less likely to face harsh winters.

CONFIDENT women are more likely to have sons than daughters.
Researchers believe assertive women have more testosterone, making
them 80 per cent more likely to conceive a boy. More laidback women
are more likely to have girls.

Consult your GP before starting a pre-conception diet."


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Best regards,
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
From: galincog-ga on 10 Jan 2006 11:09 PST
There are no guarantees, but you might find this interesting:
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
From: research_help-ga on 10 Jan 2006 12:45 PST
Most of the "methods" to conceive a boy work about 50% of the time.
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
From: equilen-ga on 10 Jan 2006 17:46 PST
Isn't 50% your chances of getting a boy anyways, irregardless of the
method you use? I mean, the proportion between male and female in the
world is ~50-50 for a reason, right?
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
From: research_help-ga on 11 Jan 2006 05:59 PST
Yes, equilen-ga, your chances of randomly having a boy are about
50/50.  Your chances of having a boy using the methods above is about
50/50.  I guess I was being too subtle in pointing out that science
has shown that these methods are not really effective.  Ofcourse, you
have 50% of the users who swear they work, because they happened to
have the desired sex and you have the other 50% of users assuming that
they did something wrong because it did not work.
Subject: Re: planning for a male baby
From: fannyjackson-ga on 28 Jan 2006 18:11 PST
Check out  and
They have a lot of infomation about gender selection

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