Most people who become pregnant have a preference as to which gender that they will have. While some couples long to have a little girl, others are looking have a boy instead. Before you conceive there are ways to increase your chances of having one gender over the other and below you will find ways to improve your odds of becoming pregnant with a boy rather than a girl.
1. Timing is important
When you are looking to become pregnant with a boy, is important to know that male sperm swim a lot faster, but female sperm will live longer. This means that you will need to monitor your ovulation cycle carefully so that you will be able to have intercourse as close to ovulation as possible. This will give male sperm the edge over female sperm because they will reach the egg faster and have a better chance of fertilizing.
During this time, you will need to rely on a special ovulation predictor kit or a basal thermometer in order to make sure you know when you’re ovulating. These items are fairly simple to use and take only a few minutes each day to produce the results that you’re looking for. However, it is important that you are consistent when using them so that you will be able to calculate your ovulation precisely.
2. Avoid intercourse on certain days
If you’re looking to become pregnant with a boy, you will need to make sure that you do not have intercourse 4 to 5 days before you ovulate. Sperm can live in the body for several days after it is put there. Since male sperm swim faster but do not live as long as female sperm, having intercourse during this timeframe will make it more likely that only the male sperm will be present when the egg is ready to be fertilized.
3. Change how you have intercourse
It is believed that having intercourse in a position that allows for deep penetration can make it easier for male sperm to fertilize the egg because it is placed closer to the cervix meaning it will have an easier time reaching the egg in order fertilize it. By having intercourse in certain types of positions, you will be able to increase your odds of becoming pregnant with a boy rather than a girl.
It is also believed that when the woman has an orgasm while having intercourse, that the sperm is drawn further into the cervix and will give her a better chance of becoming pregnant with a boy rather than a girl. When you are having intercourse with your partner, it is best to attempt to have an orgasm for this reason.
5. Better Sperm
Sperm health is also important when it comes looking to have a boy. If you have a high sperm count, it is thought that you will have more male sperm available that can increase your chances of conceiving a boy. In order to keep sperm healthy, you should not have an orgasm for two to five days before her ovulation, attempt to keep the testes cool and talk to your doctor about medications that may be preventing you from having a healthy sperm count.
6. There are no guarantees
Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that you will become pregnant with a boy over a girl. However, the above items can help increase your chances of having a boy and if you consistently use these methods while you are trying to conceive, you may be able to control the outcome a little better.
There are many couples who are looking to have a boy rather than a girl. Even though there is no guarantee, by a choosing to follow some of the items listed above, you will at least be giving yourself more than a 50-50 chance of having a boy.
If you do find that you are pregnant with a girl, keep in mind that regardless of the gender of your baby, you will want to remain healthy so that your pregnancy is safe and does not come with any complications. Each gender has its own unique characteristics and can provide you with the fun surprises that parents of either gender have grown to love so much.