How To Conceive A Girl
Want to have a girl? There are many reasons to want a girl over a boy, ranging from not having to worry about circumcision to perceiving them as nicer and cleaner than boys. Whatever your reason, there are several different approaches to choosing gender and ensuring you’ll have a girl baby, but some are definitely more scientific than others. It all depends on how much you want to spend and how much you want to rely on time-tested traditions.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is one possible method for determining the gender of your baby, but in order to do it you have to do in vitro fertilization, which means you could be looking at a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars. Not to mention it involves fertility drugs with side effects and an invasive procedure.
However, it’s nearly 100 percent effective, so if you really want a girl and have the money, this is your best bet. It involves doctors extracting eggs, growing them to 3 to 5 day embryos, and analyzing the gender. Then, the desired gender is implanted, and presto, you have yourself a girl baby.
There’s also MicroSort, which involves a dye technique that helps doctors figure out which sperm are male-producing and which are female-producing and then only the desired gender-producing sperm are used.
It’s also expensive, though, so if you want something with less of a price tag, read on.
Chinese Lunar Calendar
Hundreds of years ago, people wanted to know and choose the gender of their baby, too. Without the benefit of modern science, they developed their own methods of choosing gender. That’s where the Chinese Lunar Calendar comes in, which claims to give specific conception dates for specific genders. Just look up the right dates for girls and go forth and conceive.
The only issue is that there’s no scientific data to back it up. But hundreds of years of history can’t be wrong, right?
Change Up Your Diet
Weeks prior to conception, some say that if the woman splurges on some tasty decadent desserts, she’ll be able to conceive a girl. This also lacks scientific basis, but who doesn’t want a get out of jail free card for splurging on desserts? Just tell people you’re eating that mountain of lava cake for your future child.
Figure Out When You’re Ovalulating
Some say that if you’re able to conceive two to three days before ovulation, you’ll be able to conceive a girl. This is supposedly because girl sperm swim slower but live longer than male sperm, so by the time the sperm reaches the egg, it’ll all be girl sperm.