Trying to Conceive a Girl?
We have two little girls, but most of our friends have boys. They often ask us if there are things that we did to conceive baby girls because they really want to a baby girl. Honestly, we never did try anything with an intent to conceive a baby girl. Therefore, we thought it might be interesting to look into ways that people are using to try to conceive a baby girl.
There is no fail-proof way of conceiving a baby with a desire sex, but here are ways that people have used to successfully conceive a baby girl. If you are desperately trying to conceive a girl, you can try these out yourself.
1. The Shettles Method
It is very difficult to determine the gender of the baby before conception. But there are different methods which you can try to conceive a baby girl. One such method is called Settles method. For this method, you need to be well aware of your ovulation cycle and ovulation period. That is the time when you are in most fertile condition. Now in settles method, you fertilize the egg at least 2-4 days before the ovulation date. After that, you take a break for a while. Sperm can survive for 4-5 days in the female body. It is advised to fertilize the egg 2-4 days before ovulation because until ovulation only girl characters of sperm remain and they increase the probability of getting a baby girl.
2. The Whelan Method
Dr. Welen came up with this method. Till today, it is reported to have 57 percent success rate. Its approach is slightly different from Settles method. When you opt for Welen method you need to fertilize the eggs 2-3 days before ovulation if you want to have a girl. However if you want to have a boy you fertilize 3-6 days before the ovulation starts.
A lot of research is required for both these methods. Their success rate is good but not good enough.
3. Make it Your Mission
Some technicalities are also required when you are trying to conceive a girl. Boy sperm has the ability to swim fast but for a short period of time while girl sperm swims slowly but for a long period of time. In order to give girls sperm heads up you need to keep the penetration less. In this way, the sperm will take more time to reach the egg. By the time it will reach, only girl sperm will survive and hence it will enhance your chances of having a baby girl. You need to try it this way because in 57 percent cases this method has been successful.
4. Veg Out
Some studies have revealed that eating vegetarian food can increase the chance of having a baby girl. Especially food like spinach, nuts and broccoli is considered very efficient in this regard. Vegetables not only enhance your immune system but they are also good for health. Some studies and surveys have revealed that vegetables and even fruits have the capacity to improve the conception of a girl. It is highly recommended by doctors even to veg out to get a baby girl.
5. Low Salt
Recent studies have shown that low salt level in food increases the chances of conceiving a girl. If you are trying to get pregnant with a girl then you need to cut out salt from your food. You should even avoid salted meats, olives, blue cheese, canned foods, all these things have high salt levels which are not appropriate if you are trying to get pregnant with a girl. The low salt level in food stuff is also useful during pregnancy. In most cases the blood pressure of females increase during pregnancy and salts only give it a boost so it is better to cut down salt from your appetizers anyway.