One of the problems that bother many couples nowadays is to find a method for giving birth to a baby of a desired gender (for example, many couples ask themselves “how to conceive a boy naturally?”). The preference for a child of a certain sex may have personal, social, cultural or even medical reasons – such as protecting the child from inheriting a congenital sex-linked illness, like muscular dystrophy or hemophilia (which can be transmitted only to boys, if the mother carries the gene for this disease).
The sex of a future baby can be influenced only before conception (or postconception, but preimplantation) – by using preconception (or preimplantation) gender selection methods. All the gender selection methods fall into two main categories, described below.
NATURAL Tips on Conceiving a Boy
On one hand, there are the simple (“low-tech”) – and, at the same time, “at-home”, natural and free – methods for controlling the sex of a baby, among which the best known are: the timing methods, the diet methods and the Chinese Pregnancy Calendar Method.
The timing techniques aim to influence the sex of the future baby by scheduling the sexual intercourse at certain times, depending on the ovulation (the egg release). The best known timing strategy (which is also the best known natural preconception sex selection method in the world) is the Shettles Method (discovered in the 1960s by Dr. Landrum B. Shettles). This method offers three essential tips for conceiving a boy naturally (tips that refer not only to the timing of the intercourse, but also to sexual position and the woman orgasm): have intercourse on the day the ovulation occurs or as close as possible (and avoid intercourse until two days before ovulation), use deep penetration and the woman must have orgasm.
Diet Method of Drs. Stolkowski and Lorrain
All the diet strategies for conceiving a baby of a chosen sex are derived from the dietary method discovered by Drs. Stolkowski and Lorrain, which states that, when trying to conceive a boy naturally, the women should eat foods rich in sodium and potassium, and poor in calcium and magnesium (so the women must eat salted foods and avoid dairy products).
Chinese Gender Calendar Method
The Chinese Gender Calendar strategy (for conceiving an offspring of a desired gender) is based on a mistical calendar from antiquity and it states that a child’s sex is determined by his mother’s age (at the moment of conception) and the month in which that child is conceived. So, the couples wondering “how to conceive a baby boy?” must determine – using the “chinese birth chart” and the woman’s age – the month in which a boy can be conceived by that woman. [Read more…]