So you want to know how you can get pregnant with a girl. My first tip? Don’t even attempt to conceive until you are absolutely positive you’re okay with having a boy because there is absolutely no way to guarantee the baby you have will be a girl. It just isn’t possible. There are things you can do to increase your chances or getting pregnant with a girl but not one of them offers a 100% guarantee that your little bundle of joy will be Paula and not Paul. So how to you get pregnant with a girl or at least increase the chances of that happening? Let’s take a look at some of your options.
Ovulation may play a role.
There is a school of thought that says having conceiving before you ovulate will increase the chances you will get pregnant with a girl. According to this theory, if you conceive on or close to your ovulation day you will be more likely to have a boy. I’m not entirely sure I buy into this theory but there does seem to be evidence to support it. Sperm that contain the Y chromosome (sperm that produce boys) are smaller than sperm that contains the X chromosome (sperm that produce girls). This also means Y chromosome sperm move faster than X chromosome sperm. Following that logic, having sex closer to the ovulation date would make it easier for the smaller, faster sperm to reach the egg. Again, I’m not convinced I believe that to be true yet but it doesn’t hurt to try.
Diet may impact your chances of conceiving a girl.
Calcium and magnesium are said to play a huge role in whether you conceive a girl or a boy. Some women have had success conceiving baby girls by taking calcium and magnesium supplements but before you run out to the store, make absolute sure you consult with your doctor beforehand. You absolutely do not want to take anything that may not be safe for your baby. Your doctor will be able to tell you exactly what you can and cannot take. If supplements are off limits, try eating cranberries, drinking milk or consuming other foods and beverages high in calcium and magnesium.
Cervical mucus is helpful but not if you’re trying to conceive a girl.
Cervical mucus is a great way to predict when you’re going to ovulate (read more here) but it is also a great way to reduce your chances of conceiving a baby girl. It isn’t impossible to conceive a baby girl if you have cervical mucus but there is some evidence to support the idea that it is a little less likely. If you have your heart set on a girl, you want to do everything you can to increase your chances of conceiving one. Try taking an antihistamine before you have sex. Sudafed is said to work wonders. This will help dry up cervical mucus allowing for increased chances of conceiving a girl.
Some people recommend douching to get rid of cervical mucus and increase your chances of getting pregnant with a girl. I do not support that theory at all. Here’s why. Douching can be extremely bad for your vagina. Your vagina is a fragile place with a fragile balance of things taking place. Douching gets rid of the bad bacteria but it also gets rid of the good bacteria which can throw off the balance of your vagina and leave you with a yeast infection. That is not a good thing. A little cervical mucus also helps you get pregnant. An antihistamine will reduce the amount of mucus without eliminating it entirely. In addition, it also isn’t so harsh on your fragile vagina.
Don’t waste your money on junk products.
There are a whole lot of people out there willing to try to capitalize on your desire to have a baby girl. While there are many excellent books on the market, don’t waste your money buying kits or supplements. A large portion of them just don’t work. If you’d like to invest in a book, check reviews on that book. The internet is a valuable resource that will help you separate the trash from the treasure. The point here is that you absolutely have to be smart when it comes to this sort of thing. There are people out there who will take advantage of it. Be careful not to let them.
Have sex during the new moon phase of the moon.
This one might seem a little out there and there is precious little science to back it up but several of my friends swear it did the trick for them. They all have baby girls so maybe there is something to it. According to in-gender.com, negative ions in an environment create a favorable circumstance for conceiving a girl while positive ions favor boys. There are more positive ions than negative ions during the full moon. The opposite is true during the new moon phase where the number of negative ions are higher. If you’re charting your ovulation, look for a time when your most fertile period occurs during the new moon and try to have sex during this time. Will it guarantee a girl? No, but it won’t hurt your chances either.
Be okay with having a boy.
If you stress yourself out trying to conceive a baby girl, you may not only prevent yourself from having a baby girl but may prevent yourself from having a baby at all. Stress is extremely bad for the body, especially when a woman is trying to conceive. Nothing on this list guarantees you a baby girl. You could do everything on this list and still wind up with a son and really, what’s wrong with that? While you may want a little girl you will still love a baby boy just as much. If you don’t think you’ll love a son as much as you’d love a daughter, it might be time to reconsider whether or not you actually want to have a baby.
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