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How I Tracked My Fertility + Got Pregnant INSTANTLY
How to Have a Boy or a Girl
Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. It was and Kathryn Taylor was ready to get pregnant — with a boy. I thought it would make him relate to the baby more, and just be more excited overall. I also wanted a boy first so he would protect his future siblings at school, and look out for them in general. In fact, having a boy was so important to Taylor, who has a degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA, that she started researching what variables affect whether an X or Y sperm fertilizes an egg. She remembers rushing home from work each day to spend her free time obsessively scouring databases for scientific journal papers on the topic.
There are a variety of ways to help predict ovulation such as with LH ovulation tests Conceiving a Girl or Boy with the Shettles Method appear on the test card or stick to indicate whether or not the LH surge is occurring.
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Do you have visions of pink or of blue in your future? Whichever you have your heart set on, there are some ways — both scientific and silly — that just may manipulate Mother Nature and increase your odds of conceiving a boy or a girl. Take a look at these gender selection options:. If you and your partner are conceiving the old-fashioned way i. But as you might imagine, these methods are also less effective — and have not been shown to be any more successful than just letting nature take its course.
Whether your baby is a boy or a girl is determined by the chromosome it inherits from its father. The egg from its mother always contains an X female chromosome, but the sperm contains either a female or a Y male chromosome. When the egg is fertilized the chromosomes come together and if they are XY a baby boy is conceived and if they are XX a baby girl is conceived. In the s Dr Shettles found that female and male sperm had different characteristics. He believed that identifying these differences may help couples to try to conceive a boy or a girl. He believed that if a couple had sex around the time of ovulation the male sperm would be more likely to reach the egg before the female sperm.