Tips on How to Conceive a Baby Boy

Would you like to try for a baby boy? Find out how to conceive a boy using natural and traditional methods. Many couples believe that the only thing that matters is giving birth to a healthy baby. However, a recent survey of prospective parents showed that approximately 80% had a preference for a certain gender.

Some parents who have tried the following techniques say that it is possible to influence the gender of your child by having a clear understanding of the Shettles Method. Here we offer tips on how to conceive a baby boy.  If you are looking to try for a girl click here.

The Shettles Method

This method claims a 75% to 90% success rate. It revolves around learning the characteristics of sex chromosomes carried by a man’s sperm.

What is the Shettles Method

According to Dr. Landrum Shettles, author of How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, each sperm carries either a (X) or (Y) sex chromosome. A sperm that carries an X-chromosome will make a daughter, and a sperm that carries a Y-chromosome will make a son. The Shettles Method uses these characteristics to increase your ability to conceive a boy or girl.

Y-sperm are fast moving and more likely to ‘beat’ X-sperm to fertilise eggs. However, they are also quite weak, and might not survive long. The Y-sperm also prefers an alkaline environment.

Alternatively, the X-sperm is slow-moving but very tough. They can stay up to 4 days, waiting for an egg without weakening or dying. An acidic environment is favourable for X-sperm because Y-sperm can’t tolerate that PH level.

Essentially, the Y-sperm would win a race against the X-sperm towards the egg. However, an X-sperm would win against a Y-sperm in tough internal conditions.

How to Conceive A Boy Using The Shettles Method

Ovulation Prediction To Conceive A Boy

The Shettles Method for conceiving a boy requires sexual intercourse to coincide with ovulation. This is based on the theory that Y-sperm are fast-moving and are more likely to beat the X-sperm to fertilise an egg. Therefore, it is very important to pinpoint your time of ovulation accurately in order to conceive a baby boy.

Try our easy-to-use ovulation calculator to get started.

You can also use other ways to pinpoint your time of ovulation such as:

Modify your diet to help you conceive a boy

Before you start trying to get pregnant you should first check your PH level. You can get vaginal PH testing strips online or at a pharmacy. Vaginal PH levels greatly influence the sperm that will produce a boy or girl. The Y-chromosome or male sperm, are very weak and cannot survive for very long in an acidic environment before they start to weaken and die off. In addition, if you want to conceive a boy you need to increase alkaline levels in your body. You can do this by modifying your diet or vaginal douching.

One of the most effective ways to increase your chances of having a boy is to adjust your diet. Modifying your diet will alter your body’s PH balance. To try and conceive a boy, you should increase your sodium and potassium intake.

Here is a short list of foods to eat:

  • sweeteners like stevia and ki sweet
  • most fruits and vegetables
  • spices and seasonings
  • vinegar
  • tea

To conceive a boy, it is also advisable to avoid acidic based foods, because this will help in optimal chance of having a baby boy, and create a less suitable environment for the girl sperm.

This can include, but is not limited to foods such as:

  • fruits – cranberries
  • fats and oils
  • grains
  • nuts and butters
  • dairy
  • beans and legumes
  • pasta (white)
  • alcoholic beverages

Effective sexual positions

Male sperm are less tough than female sperm, which is why it is best to consider having “doggie style” sex or any position that involves deep penetration. This means that sperm will be deposited closer to the cervix, giving the more aggressive and quicker moving male sperm a head start. It is often said that having sex with the woman on top will lead to a girl, while making love with the man on top will produce a boy.

What can men do to help?

A woman’s body PH can influence the gender of the baby but, the ph of a man’s sperm does not affect in any way. No matter what his family history is (in terms of baby gender) and no matter what makes up his diet. Also, a man has a 50 / 50 ratio of Y to X sperm except for male infertility problems.

The best thing a man can do to conceive a boy is to support his partner in terms of the food she eats, understanding the Shettles’ method, waiting until the time is right to have sex, and understanding sexual positions. However, it is believed that when a man drinks coffee before sex, the sperm with Y (male) chromosomes become more active.

Common folklores

Even though medical experts disagree with these traditional beliefs, it can’t hurt to try a few, right? Just make sure that the method is harmless.

Chinese Gender Calendar Chart

According to a survey, they find the accuracy rate of this method less than 75%. However, most Chinese say that the Chinese gender calendar chart is over 90% accurate when is only used properly.

Click here to know more about the Chinese gender calendar chart or to use our free Chinese gender chart, just type in your lunar age and your month of conception below.

Traditional beliefs on how to conceive a boy

  • Let your partner initiate sex and focus on his pleasure.
  • Legend says that if the man climaxes first, you’ll conceive a baby boy.
  • Schedule your love-making sessions during the odd numbered days of the month
  • Have sex at night, preferably when there’s a quarter moon on the night sky.
  • Some people believe that you will conceive a boy during the “honeymoon” phases of a relationship. Therefore, have as much sex as possible.
  • If the hairline at the base of your last child’s neck is straight across, your next baby will be a boy
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