There are some popular strategies that promise to increase the chances of getting pregnant with a girl, such as having intercourse before ovulating, eating foods with calcium or even getting in a specific sexual position. However, these are not science based formula and should be used in a recreational way.
Scientifically, who determines the genetic sex of the baby is the man, because he carries the X and Y chromosomes, while the woman has only the X chromosome. To have a girl it is necessary to have 2 gametes X, 1 coming from the father and the other from the mother.
The popular tips that may help you get pregnant with a girl are:
1. Using the Chinese gender calendar
The table in the image below represents the Chinese gender calendar, which is known for helping to getting pregnant of a boy or girl. To use this calendar you should take into account your lunar age, which is your age + 1. The pink squares indicate the months in which you are most likely to have a girl.
2. Eat foods rich in calcium and magnesium
It is recommended you eat foods rich in calcium, such as milk, cheese, butter and yogurt, and foods rich in magnesium, such as dark greens such as spinach, cabbage, and arugula, about 10 weeks before the first attempt to conceive and eat less sodium and red meats.
3. Have intercourse 2 or 3 days before ovulation
This technique was created by a physician in the 60's, and became known as Shettles method. Its basis is that the spermatozoa that carry the gametes X, who are responsible for conceiving a girl, are slower than the masculine ones, but more resistant, being able to survive for more time.
4. Having an orgasm at the same time or after your partner
One of the ways to impede the spermatozoids that carry the Y chromosome, which are faster, from reaching the egg before the spermatozoids with the X gamete, which are the ones that determine if the baby will be a girl should arrive first, you can have an orgasm at the same time or after your partner, because of the pH of your vagina.
5. Taking a vaginal shower before intimate contact
It is believed that if you wash your vagina with vinegar it may make your vaginal pH more acidic, helping the spermatozoa that carry the gametes X. To make this shower, simply add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a liter of water and introduce it into the vagina with a plastic tip, needless syringe so as not to harm yourself.
6. Best position to get pregnant
Staying underneath your partner at the time of intimate contact or in another position where the penetration is less deep allows the spermatozoa X, which are slower and more resistant, to reach and penetrate the ovules, leaving spermatozoa Y along the way.
Anyone who is trying to get pregnant can follow these tips but should also be aware that they can still get pregnant with a boy because there are other factors that determine the sex of the baby. But following these tips does not hurt anyone's health and can actually increase the chances of having a princess.
How to get pregnant fast
To become pregnant the most important thing is not to have any gynecological disease and to have intimate contact during your most fertile days. Enter your data in the following calculator to find out the most probable days for you to get pregnant:
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