Is it possible to choose the sex of our baby? This is a question that many parents ask when they go for the much-desired child. Everything has been tried, including eating meat to have a boy, or chocolate to have a girl.
Thanks to the selection of embryos, artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, it is possible to plan the sex of the baby to be born, but generally, these methods are expensive and not available to everyone. What we are talking about here refers to the method of Shettles.
Method to conceive a baby of the desired sex
It is not an exact science, but it is available to all parents. It does not require medication, costs are very low, and it is relatively safe. Proponents claim that the technique has a 75 percent chance of conceiving the desired sex.
The method consists of scheduling sexual relations on specific days of the woman’s cycle. The sperm that carry the Y chromosomes, which give rise to a child, move faster but are smaller, more delicate, weaker and live less time than the sperm that carry the X chromosomes that, on the contrary, give rise to a girl, move more slowly, are larger, more resistant and live longer.
Therefore, the method says that if you want to have a male, you should have sex as close as possible to ovulation. And if you want to have a girl, you should have sex two to four days before ovulating. The question now is to know when you ovulate. This is the only drawback of the method since you should take your body temperature every day to calculate the time of ovulation or use an ovulation prediction kit.
Calculator to choose the sex of the baby
Well, in summary:
If you want a Boy
You must have sex 24 hours before or after ovulation. Intercourse should be done in a position that allows deeper penetration, and men should avoid tight pants and warm baths before intercourse to prevent heat from killing sperm Y.
If you want a girl
You must have sex 3 or 4 days before ovulation. The intercourse should be done in a position that does not allow a very deep penetration for fertilization to be slower. And the man can take a warm bath before sexual intercourse so that the sperm do not survive the heat and the X ones do.