Ever Wish You Could Choose To Have A Baby Boy Next?

By Kathy Forcey

There are many people who try and try to have a baby boy. They may already be the proud and loving parents of adorable little girls, but would also welcome a boy into the family. But it just doesn't seem to be in the cards. So, how to have a baby boy when the odds seem stacked against you?

Did you know that the father's sperm is what determines if the baby is going to be a boy or girl? Many people do not realize this and many women feel like failures for not producing a fine baby boy for their husbands. Gender is a at best a 50/50 proposition if left to its own devices, but you can actually help it along.

Male sperm is known for moving faster than the female sperm but is by and large weaker. Not only that female sperm can live much longer than the male sperm. Given these factors, it's interesting to note that there are still more boys born than there are girls. In about 100 births, boys outnumber girls 51 to 49.

Male sperm will die off before the X sperm. For this reason, if you have sexual intercourse between four to two days before ovulation, then the chances of any Y sperm surviving is considerably reduced. The X or female sperm can live longer, up to seven days in the reproductive tract, and have the ability to fertilize the egg upon ovulation.

If you are able to track your ovulation cycle, you can time intercourse to coincide with the release of an egg into the fallopian tube. There are various ways to monitor ovulation, including rising basal temperature or even better, ovulation testing kits which can detect changes in luteinizing hormone (LH) levels in the urine which in turn indicates ovulation is about to occur.

Things the father-to-be can do to improve the odds of conceiving a boy are to wear looser underwear and avoiding strenuous activity for a while until you can confirm a pregnancy. Cutting down on smoking and drinking can also improve sperm count and increase the chances of healthy Y sperm. Doing these few things have helped many couples who struggle with how to have a baby boy.

When it comes to how to have a baby boy, it is possible to be proactive and work the odds in your favor. While you can't be assured that you'll have a boy, at least you don't have to sit there "hoping" it is a male. Even small changes such as eating a diet that your doctor recommends to tweak body pH levels can assist you in conceiving a boy. - 30525

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