If you have dreams of little league, a blue nursery, or a son to pal around with, you probably already know that there are a few things you can do at home that will greatly influence and help your odds of achieving this goal. This article will discuss the steps which (if followed diligently and correctly) will make a baby boy much more likely.
Why The Plan You Have When You Try To Conceive May Not Be The Best Way To Get A Baby Boy: Most couples try to conceive in the same way. They pinpoint what they think is the woman's “fertility window, " and begin having intercourse as often as possible before and after the window, hoping that one of the attempts “sticks" and results in a pregnancy.
While this method can be very effective in getting pregnant quickly, it's not the best way if your heart is dead set on a baby boy. Why? Because the sperm that produces a son is very weak and can not live in the reproductive tract for very long. (To counter this, the boy sperm are faster moving than the girl sperm. )
So, if you try to conceive during the early part of the fertility window, you are basically giving time for the boy sperm to die off and allowing the hardier girl sperm more access to the vaginal tract.
Predict Your Ovulation Correctly And Conceive Close To Or After The Egg Is Available: Since the girl sperm can thrive for days and the boy sperm can not, conceiving too early before the egg is available greatly favors having a baby girl. If you want a boy, you should conceive on the day of (or slightly after) your ovulation.
Obviously, it's very important that you know exactly when you are going to or have ovulated. Although some will encourage you to use basal body temperature or cervical mucus to predict ovulation, I feel these methods are too subjective, leave too much to chance, and have a large room for error. Instead, I recommend saliva ovulation predictors because they are extremely accurate, reliable, inexpensive, and reusable. They also show even slight chances that can give you a heads up.
Create A Highly Alkaline Vaginal Environment With A Low PH: Hopefully, I've already established that the boy sperm can not survive in the vaginal tract for long. They survive for an even shorter period of time if the vaginal environment is hostile (which means acidic, with a high PH). If you are trying to conceive a boy, you'll need an alkaline environment with a low PH. Some women are naturally acidic (which is sometimes why girls can run in families). This doesn't make having a son impossible for a naturally acidic woman, it just means you will have more work to do if this is your case.
There are two ways to create an alkaline environment with a low PH. One way is by avoiding acidic foods and consuming alkaline ones. The other way is by douching with specialty solutions with ingredients that depend on your PH. Of course, gender selection clinics can sell you these douches and food lists for quite a bit of money, but there are recipes and resources that allow you to do everything you need at home.
I highly recommend testing your PH with vaginal testing strips so that you know where you naturally fall and how much you need to alter to be “in the boy zone. " Using the foods and douching combination will result in faster results, but you can change your PH with only foods if you're opposed to douching (it may take a bit longer though. )
Use The Correct Intercourse / *** Positions That Allow The Boy Sperm A Short, Successful Easy Trip To Fertilize The Egg: For a boy, you want to use positions that place the sperm as close to the cervix as possible (deep penetration). It makes no sense to time your ovulation / conception properly and create an alkaline PH, only to blow all of this hard work by using shallow penetration which favors a girl baby.
I've put together a website that takes a lot of the guess work out of conceiving a boy . You'll find resources for the food lists, specialty douche recipes, saliva ovulation predictors, and PH testing strips discussed in this article. Have a look if you like at http://conceive-a-baby-boy.blogspot.com/