Have you planned on how many children you wish to have? More than this, have you thought about how many girls and boys you want to have? Some couples would just go on and try repeatedly until getting both a boy and a girl. Good news though is that in planning for a baby, you can actually choose the gender of the baby you want to have!
Is it because of the advancements in technology? While it may be true that a lot of innovations have come forward when it comes to natural baby gender selection, everything still comes with the basics, which are diet and timing.
Following Specific Diet for Gender Planning
A lot of theories and assumptions have been said about the connection of what women eat to the gender of their baby. According to a University of Exeter study, 87% of women who eat cereals daily are bound to have a boy. Besides cereals and high calorie content, these nutrients are said to be present to women who gave birth to boys:
- Vitamins C, E, and B12
According to a study conducted by University of Exeter, eating hearty and sugar-laced breakfast can also increase the chances of having a boy.
Other food that is said to help women produce a boy is by consuming coffee and red meat while, if you want to have a girl, you should eat more calcium-rich foods like milk and cheese. These are of course unsupported claims and still need to be proven.
Most of the scientists believe though that women’s PH in their reproductive tract influences the gender of the baby. In focusing on how to plan baby boy, eating the following food to influence an alkaline environment will help:
- Sodium and Eggs
- Protein-based Diet
For women who want to have baby girls, eating the following is more advantageous to produce more acidic environment:
- Calcium-rich Food
This simple gender selection natural is known to have a success rate of up to 80 %.
Choosing the Right Timing for A Boy or A Girl
When it comes to family balancing, timing for baby-making is also considered an important factor. In fact, according to American specialist Dr. Landrum Shettles, the day of ovulation plays a role in targeting the specific gender of the baby.
Shettles method claims to have 75% success for girls and 80% success for boys, and uses the characteristics of the male sperm and female sperm in the process. Having sex on the day of ovulation is said to have high chance of producing a boy while three days after that will lean more on having girls. This is why pregnancy planning is the key to its success.
This theory is founded on the fact that male sperm is smaller and faster but short-lived while female sperm is larger and stronger but slower.
Other methods that use timing as their foundation are the following:
- O+12 Method
- The Ericsson Method
- Chinese Gender Chart
You can also use baby gender calculator in these cases.
Innovative and High-tech Gender Planning Options
Besides the natural way of choosing baby’s gender through timing and diet, technological advancements also play a big role in today’s hope for gender planning for couples. Some of today’s leading technology-related methods are the following:
- Semen Microsorting– semen in placed in a rotator and spun, where x gametes will end up on the outer person of the rotator while the y gametes on the inner part. Doctor then can choose the gametes to use.
- Pre-implementation Genetic Diagnosis– this is the most popular method for select baby gender process, considering how controversial it is to the point that it is even illegal in a lot of countries. It involves fertilizing Zygotes in Petri dish for development and removing and testing them for insemination of desired gender of the embryo.
- Selnas Method– is customizing chart of dates for couples to follow and uses electric charge to repel male cells and attract female cells.