Boy or girl?

Baby gender predictor - advice on whether it is possible to choose the gender of your baby and tips on conceiving either a boy or girl.
Can you choose the sex of your baby?

Unfortunately there is no medical evidence that any of the old wives tales said to help you to choose the sex of your baby actually work. However there is always someone who will tell you it worked for them so why not give it a go!

You are said to conceive a girl if:
  • you have sex a few days before your day of ovulation. Female sperm are thought to be stronger and therefore last longer than male sperm, which may die off before reaching the egg.
  • you stop having unprotected sex four to five days before ovulation, to minimise the chances of the male sperm reaching the egg first
  • you have sex frequently to lower your partner's sperm count, and so increase the chances of the female sperm reaching the egg first
  • you keep penetration shallow
  • your partner reaches orgasm before you

  • you drink plenty of milk and eat dairy products such as cheese and yoghurt, unsalted foods, rice, pasta, certain vegetables, mineral water, limited amounts of meat and potatoes
  • you avoid salt and any salty foods, wine and beer, fresh fruit, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms, chocolate, coffee and tea.
  • your partner keeps his genitals warm by wearing close-fitting underwear and tight trousers (although this isn't likely to do his general fertility any good!)

  • you suggested the love-making

  • you make love in the afternoon

  • you make love on even days of the month

  • you put a wooden spoon under your bed and a pink ribbon under your pillow

You are said to conceive a boy if:
  • you have sex on the day of ovulation. Male sperm are thought to swim faster and reach the egg first.

  • you avoid sex for a week before ovulation and then only have sex once on ovulation day, to keep the sperm count high
  • your partner has a high sperm count. Male sperm are not as strong as female sperm, and so the higher the count, the more chance there is of a male sperm reaching the egg first
  • you have deep penetration during sex
  • you reach orgasm before your partner, this releases an alkaline fluid thought to be more male-sperm friendly than the vagina's natural acidity

  • you eat salty food, plenty of meat, fish, white flour, pasta, fresh fruit, certain vegetables
  • you avoid milk and dairy products, such as yoghurt and cheese, nuts, chocolate, shellfish and wholemeal bread.
  • your partner keeps his genitals cool by wearing boxer shorts and loose-fitting trousers
  • your partner suggested the love-making
  • you make love at night
  • you make love on odd days of the month


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Don't worry, ScaredBird. Everything will be ok. You love eachother, he wants this child.. Maybe sometimes it is better to have children sooner than later?
Take my example: almost 33 years old, no children, all this time was busy organizing my life. As result: my life is still very far from being perfect and I just hope to have enough time to have two children.
I hope you have somebody from your relatives or good friends to talk to and who can help you to go through this.
Whatever will be your decision, good luck to you. I'll pray for you.
by justme32 27th Aug 2010, 5:07pm
Im very scared about having my baby b/c im only 17..I really need someone to talk to..I'll be 18 wen i give birth but im still scared and sorta wish this would have never happend..I feel very depressed but my baby's father is excited about it..He's 19..He feels like a baby will get him on the right track in life and plus he just adores kids...I adore kids to but its mostly other people's kids :-)..But im just so sad right now though ;-(
by ScaredBird 12th Aug 2010, 10:55am
i also agree that you may most likely to have a boy if you have infrequent sex and you do it on your ovulation day.bcoz my husband was working abroad, he just got home for a vacation, after 2 weeks i already learned i was pregnant bcoz im too excited to know before he leaves the country im 23 weeks pregnant, i learned i was having a boy.
by mhel 12th Aug 2010, 9:08am
i am thrilled to be pregnant with baby number 3 but with 2 boys i feel an over whelming desire for it to be a girl this time but i feel so guilty for having these feelings.
anyone else in the same boat or am i just being so very selfish.
by hutchriding 18th May 2010, 5:37pm
I agree with making love on ovulation day if you want a boy!!!!!!!
by messaoudi 14th May 2010, 4:28pm
Some of these suggestions sound ok but some of them sound total nonsense. But i suppose if you really want a certain sex, people will try anything no matter what it is or how silly it sound. Also note that there is no medical evidence behind any of those suggestions
by twinkle28 8th Feb 2010, 9:23am
When does ovulation occurs after LH detected? Anybody with an infor?
by agap 10th Jun 2009, 9:54am
i have both cases symptoms of both. im still as confused
by irishmum1 9th Mar 2009, 9:21am