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The Science of Conceiving a Girl

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Let's take a look at the science of conceiving a baby girl. When trying to conceive a baby girl, it is first important to understand how conception works. The Y-carrying sperm (the one that results in a baby boy) is smaller and faster than the X-carrying sperm (the one that allows you to conceive a baby girl). The X (female) chromosome is slower, but more resilient. It moves through the acidic environment more slowly and safely to fertilize the egg in order to conceive a baby girl.

If you want to conceive a baby girl, your chances are higher when you have intercourse two to three days prior to ovulation, as the male sperm is faster and will arrive first, find that there is no egg and die off. In order to have the best chance of conceiving a baby girl, you need to pinpoint when it is that you are fertile. There are multiple ways to do this, and the more things you do, the better your chances.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND - even if you did every single one of these, it's still not a 100% guarantee... but it helps your chances significantly. The natural rate to conceive a girl is 55%. If you follow the diet, and watch your ovulation time religiously, you can up that chance to 80-85%.

A fertility tracker system uses your saliva to help determine your daily fertile status. Levels of estrogen in your saliva indicate when pre-ovulation begins, and as estrogen rises, a woman will be able to view a full pattern of ferns with a peak just a day or so prior to ovulation.

As light ferning can begin to occur three days prior to ovulation, this is the best time to conceive a baby girl. With 100 times magnification (twice as strong as other lipstick model fertility monitors), the Fertility Tracker allows you to spot your fertile days and predict ovulation long before other models.

http://www.fertilitytracker.com/

You can chart your temperature and track your cervical mucous as well, also known as "Natural Family Planning.

Two methods of natural family planning are currently taught. The first is the mucus or ovulation method. In this method, the days just before and just after ovulation are determined by checking the woman's cervical mucus. When a woman is most likely to become pregnant, the cervical mucus is stretchy, clear and slick. The mucus during this time looks and feels much like an uncooked egg white. Shortly before reaching the "eggwhite" stage, most women will notice their they are "wetter", but it will not be stretchy discharge.

The second method is called the symptothermal method. With this method, the woman takes her temperature each day with a basal body temperature thermometer and writes it down on a chart. At the time of ovulation, a woman's temperature will rise slightly (about .9°F). The woman also checks the consistency of her cervical mucus like she does with the mucus method. She may also notice other changes, such as pain in the area of the ovaries, bloating, low backache and breast tenderness.

http://se.babycenter.com/preconception/suspectingaproblem/chartingyourtemperature/


Another step is to watch your diet. For a girl,
try a pre-conception diet rich in calcium and magnesium. Cut down intake of salty foods and red meat. This will make your vagina more friendly to the X sperm, and LESS friendly to the Y sperm. This means, no chips and steak. Yogurt and fish are great.

Sex position also is posed to have an effect. As the Y sperm are faster, but less resilient, especially if you've been following the diet, this can make a difference. For girl conception, try to have more shallow penetration. You want the male sperm to die before they reach the egg, and the females to get through, so the further from the cervix the ejaculation occurs, the more the males have to get through to get to the egg.


I'm trying to keep this purely scientific. Everything here is based off of scientific fact. There are other suggestions, such as the Chinese Lunar Calendar, but if you're seriously trying for a girl, go for science.


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by on Jun. 21, 2008 at 12:35 AM
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My2J.A.P.s
by Member on Feb. 24, 2009 at 8:07 AM


Quoting aliciatron:

 

Quoting RanaAurora:


Quoting Turtlekisses:

I just wanted to add- Heat is another good thing. Male sperm have a harder time surviving in a hot environment.

I asked my husband to switch from boxers to boxer briefs (because they're tighter) 2-3 months before trying to conceive and we also took hot baths together before making love. That way not only was I getting warmer, he was also making it hotter for the male sperm. I did that on top of getting below a 5.0 pH and checking for ovulation (because I was irregular). We stopped on the day I got a positive ovulation test.

True that!  Very good point.

While I've seen no scientific evidence, my dad has noticed over his years that men who have desk jobs (and therefore are warming their "family jewels") seem to produce daughters much more often than men with jobs where they'd be standing and walking.

hm my dad had a desk job and had me his brother was a mechanic and had 2 boys.... interesting! my husband is a mechanic so i better get on him about wearing boxer briefs! oh and i've also noticed men who are more athletic have baby girls (which my husband isnt :p)

That is interesting!  My brother is a financial advisor (desk job) and has 2 daughters.  My husband is a supervisor at a meat-packing plant (also a cold environment) and we have 2 boys!  VERY interesting!  I can't wait to start TTC!  I want to use every scientific technique possible so I have no doubts we tried our best! 

Mommyof2boyz
by New Member on Mar. 21, 2009 at 9:51 AM

My husband works at a desk he is a 911 dispatcher.. but he is also a volunteer fire chief at his station and there he is on his feet alot. He works a 12 hour shift as a dispatcher.. This science stuff did help me think about it more. I am not ttc but in the next couple years we want to. I have two boys and am in desperate need of some estrogen..lol.

Lsilvamom
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 9:33 AM

All this information is very helpful. Thank You. We're not going to try until October but I want to do as much research as possible.

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lovemyshawn
by on May. 7, 2009 at 4:27 AM

OMG this is so help ful we arent ttcing right now but hope to in the next two years i really hope this works i cant wait to have a girl that i have more in comine with i cant wait now i need help with names any suggetions any one thank you :D

Khurtsmom
by New Member on Jul. 1, 2009 at 2:36 AM


Quoting My2J.A.P.s:


Quoting aliciatron:


Quoting RanaAurora:


Quoting Turtlekisses:

I just wanted to add- Heat is another good thing. Male sperm have a harder time surviving in a hot environment.

I asked my husband to switch from boxers to boxer briefs (because they're tighter) 2-3 months before trying to conceive and we also took hot baths together before making love. That way not only was I getting warmer, he was also making it hotter for the male sperm. I did that on top of getting below a 5.0 pH and checking for ovulation (because I was irregular). We stopped on the day I got a positive ovulation test.

True that!  Very good point.

While I've seen no scientific evidence, my dad has noticed over his years that men who have desk jobs (and therefore are warming their "family jewels") seem to produce daughters much more often than men with jobs where they'd be standing and walking.

hm my dad had a desk job and had me his brother was a mechanic and had 2 boys.... interesting! my husband is a mechanic so i better get on him about wearing boxer briefs! oh and i've also noticed men who are more athletic have baby girls (which my husband isnt :p)

That is interesting!  My brother is a financial advisor (desk job) and has 2 daughters.  My husband is a supervisor at a meat-packing plant (also a cold environment) and we have 2 boys!  VERY interesting!  I can't wait to start TTC!  I want to use every scientific technique possible so I have no doubts we tried our best! 

Something else to think about, something my dad pointed out. Most pilots have daughters most race car drivers have sons, it's the different G's that are pulled.


Khurtsmom
by New Member on Jul. 1, 2009 at 2:39 AM

here is a website for PH sticks:

http://www.energiseforlife.com/item--Alkalive-pH-Stix-pH-Test-Strips--96.html

I will be using these this round to get my acidic levels up for a high chance of girl, you can get 80 strips for 8 bucks, I figure I will take them daily to make sure I am sustaining my PH balance and then after I get a positive test I can make sure I get my body balanced again.


kelly87
by Member on Jul. 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM
Quoting RanaAurora:




that is so true cuz my bf works for coke cola and he has two boys and he is always walking he puts the soda on the shelves
Golds
by New Member on Jul. 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Hi all TTC girl,

We will start ttc a girl in 2010.  We have 3 boys and would really love to have a little girl.  I will try all these that were mentioned.  Is there anymore ttc 2010?

 

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mommyofderek
by on Aug. 21, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Ok I am totally freaking confused about all this pH and this and that. I do NOT want to have another boy so I need someone to dumb down this pH stuff TTC a girl stuff. Maybe I'm tired IDK but I need some help here either reply here or in PM 

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LovingIT2008
by Member on Aug. 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Yeah I am 2

Quoting mommyofderek:

Ok I am totally freaking confused about all this pH and this and that. I do NOT want to have another boy so I need someone to dumb down this pH stuff TTC a girl stuff. Maybe I'm tired IDK but I need some help here either reply here or in PM 


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