After having a baby boy in the house, most of the parents long for a baby girl so that they have a balance and a complete family. Then how to conceive a girl will become their one of the most frequent asked questions. Some people might just tend to prefer having a daughter over a son. In spite of the fact that there has been no scientific technique, many people tend to find answers as to “How to conceive a girl.” There are some ways which might not guarantee but increase the chances of having a baby girl.

Things You Should Know About Sex Selection

The gender of a baby is determined by the chromosomes. If the genetic make-up constitutes of chromosomes "XX", a girl child is conceived. And if the genetic make-up is "XY", a baby boy is conceived. The mother has a "XX" chromosomal setting and gives the "X" part during procreation. The father has a "XY" setting and can contribute "X" chromosome or "Y" chromosome. This means that the gender of the baby is determined by the father.

Over 200 million sperms are ejaculated in the vagina during intercourse, containing the "X" and "Y" chromosomes. A single sperm will fertilize the ovum to create a baby. To help the "X" chromosome from the father to fertilize the ovum, natural methods have been researched, which could increase the probability of this happening.

6 Effective Ways on How to Conceive a Girl

Various methods have been found to increase the chances of conceiving a baby girl. Although they have been proven highly effective, not every method might work for you.

1. Try the Shettles Method

It is important to know your cycle or take the ovulation test to know your cycle for this method. You have to have sex every day for 2-4 days prior to your ovulation. You should abstain from sex 1-2 days before ovulation and several days after that. This is to ensure that the slowly-swimming, more resilient girl sperms remain and fertilize the ovum. Having sex on ovulation day will result in the fast-swimming boy sperms to fertilize the egg. This method claims a success rate of 75%.

2. Get Busy in Your Bedroom

This theory recommends having all the sex in the way you want. If you want to conceive a baby girl, you should start having sex as much as possible a few days prior to ovulation. Increasing in sex will decrease the sperm count and this will lead to less number of male sperms (fast swimmers) getting a chance to fertilize the ovum.

3. Try Certain Sexual Positions

Certain sex positions are more favorable when it comes to conceiving a girl child. It is said that the Missionary position is beneficial in this scenario as it limits the level of penetration. Moreover, the further the sperms are ejaculated to the cervix, the higher the chances of conceiving a girl. This is because, unlike girl sperms, boy sperms can swim only for short durations. Any position which does not give deep penetration or are shallow can be experimented with. Another reason for this is the pH level of the vagina; it is more acidic to the entrance, which is favorable for the girl sperm.

4. Avoid Orgasm

This is one technique which may not be very popular with the women, but if it means having a good chance of conceiving a girl, it must be worth it. Orgasm should be avoided by the woman. When a woman reaches orgasm, an alkaline secretion is released which is good for the boy sperms. Without orgasm, the environment will remain acidic and thus girl sperm have good chances of reaching the egg.

5. Adjust Your Eating Habit

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. A vegetarian diet is said to help, especially foods like spinach, nuts and broccoli. Calcium and Magnesium rich foods, like fruits and rice, are also good in this scenario.
  • Eat acidic foods. An acidic environment is favorable for girl sperms; hence, foods which contain acidic in nature are also good. Eating them on those days leading up to ovulation is recommended. So, you can have soda, chocolates, citrus foods and vinegar. Also, it is advised to avoid alkaline foods if you want a baby girl.
  • Keep a low-salt diet. Maintaining low-salt levels in your diet will also improve the chances of having a girl. Cut off those highly-saline foods such as salted meats, blue cheeses and processed food.

6. Take a Hot Bath

It is said that girl sperms are more tolerant to warm temperatures, so taking a warm bath before sex can be beneficial if you want to conceive a girl child. However, you should not make this a practice since the ambient temperature for the male sexual organs is on the lower side. It would take over two months for deleterious effects to show on the sperm count.

Interesting Personal Experiences of Conceiving a Girl 

Many couples try to conceive a girl child and use one or many of the methods mentioned above. Some of them would like to share their experience in conceiving a girl child.

"We had not known much about the acid/alkali balance in the vagina or even the foods to eat for the balance, but we tried out the Shettles method. Get to know your cycle by using an ovulation test to determine how many days you are fertile. Usually it is around 4 days. The initial day or two of fertility you tend to conceive a girl (we did) and the later days when the strip is dark, you are likely to conceive a boy (we did)."


Jessie Johnson

"Our daughter was conceived during a planned encounter with soft music and candlelight, but our son was conceived on my husband’s lunch break from work. No soft music, no candles—just a wham-bam, thank you ma’am, and get back to work.

So, from my experience if you are trying to conceive a girl, have sex the way you would want it. Start with soft music, candlelight and all the time in the world. What better way to bring a little girl into the world?"



"If you want a girl, you should have regimented, planned sex that correlates to your carefully counted menstrual cycle days. On the other hand, my son was conceived in a very different manner. If you want a boy, your drunken husband should attack you on the living room floor on a random weeknight and you should have no idea where you are in your monthly cycle."



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