Ways to Raise the Chances of Having a Baby Boy

How to get a baby boy?

baby boyIn our forum - Baby Gender Prediction board, most of the members asked us when is the best time for them to get pregnant with a baby boy. It seems that most of the people would like to have a boy. We usually offer you some date suggestions according to the traditional Chinese baby gender calendar based on your Chinese Age, but it's not the only element deciding if you could conceive a boy.

Here we offer some other ways that can increase the chances of getting a baby boy. Some research results claim these ways may raise the chances of conceiving a boy. However, there is no medical evidence shows that any of them is effective. 

Basic Knowledge about Baby Selection:

The baby’s gender is determined by the father. The women carry the X-chromosome in eggs. Men, on the other hand, have X (girl-producing) and Y (boy-producing), so, each of the sperm carries one of the two chromosomes. When the Y- producing sperm penetrate the egg, the boy will be conceived. And if ‘XX’ is formed, the baby will be a girl. 

The Baby Boy Diet

Mother-to-be: Alkalescent Food; Father-to-be: Acidic Food
What you eat before getting pregnant to some extent determines whether you give birth to a boy or a girl. It is believed that by eating different food, the PH for one's body would be changed. The alkaline substance released from the mother's vagina is thought to be more male-sperm friendly. So, the mother is suggested to eat more alkalescent food or those contains much sodium and potassium to raise the chance of getting a boy.
Common Alkalescent food include vegetables (like tomato, potato, carrot, cabbage, onion, mushroom, spinach, cucumber, lettuce...), fruit (like banana, papaya, pear, orange, watermelon, grape, strawberry, lemon, persimmon, apple...), bean products (like green beans, soya beans, red beans, bean curd...), flour products (like soda biscuit, dessert without cream...), tea, coffee, grape wine, kelp, marine algae and so on.
On the contrary, the father should eat more acidic foods include egg yolk, cheese, pastry, pasta, cakes made from refined white sugar, rice, fish (like tuna, flat fish, carp...), meat (like pork, beef, chicken...), ham, shrimp, peanuts, beer, chocolate and so on.
You'd better eat proper food at least one month before conception.  

→ Can Alkaline Food Help Conceive A Boy and Acidic Food Conceive A Girl?
Mother-to-be: More High-calorie Food
Some British scientists have made a survey and found those women who like to eat high-calorie food in daily life before getting pregnant mostly give birth to a boy at last. While, those are on a low-calorie diet are mostly get a baby girl. Therefore, if you plan to get a baby boy, don’t lose weight. Try more high-calorie food may take effect.
Mother-to-be: More Salty Food
Scientists in South Africa who have also made some research and found that the females eating more salty food and lean meat before pregnancy are much more likely to get baby boys than those liking to eat chocolates.
Mother-to-be: More Cereal for Breakfast
The study also shows the odds of a male baby go up sharply for women who like to eat cereal for breakfast compared with those who eat less. So, insist on having cereal for your breakfast before pregnancy. The chances of getting pregnant with baby boys will be high.

Choose the Right Season to Conceive

It is said that temperature could decide the baby's gender. A baby boy is easy to be created in the high - temperature environment and a girl in the low temperature. This is because the high temperature will affect the X-bearing chromosome and make Y-bearing chromosome more active. On the other hand, the low temperature is more favorable for the X-bearing chromosome and easy to make genetic make-up "XX". So, if you conceive during the summer time, you would have more chances to get a boy. In winter, you are more likely to have a girl. Although there is no enough scientific evidence to show it's authentic, it can be a reference.

Choose the Right Date to Conceive

Through the 700-year-old Chinese baby gender chart, you could find out which dates having more odds to get a boy for you. As it’s based on the mother’s Chinese lunar age and lunar conception month, it’s difficult to calculate for many people. So, we have made this Baby gender selection tool for you to check out the dates very easily. Just select your birthday in Gregorian calendar, the year you plan to get pregnant and baby boy, the calendar will show you the suggested conceiving time for boy in Gregorian calendar. Although, this calendar is proved to have a high accuracy, it’s not right to everyone.

Keep the Sperm Count High

A high sperm count would increase the chance to get a boy. So, when you plan to have a baby, you should avoid sex for 3-7 days before ovulation. This can ensure the father's sperm count high on your ovulation day. 

Time to Intercourse and the Position

You are suggested to have sex as close to your ovulation. You can use Ovulation Date Calculator to find out your ovulation date if your menstrual period is regular. Also, you can buy ovulation detection kits to test. For baby boy, you’d better have sex no more than 24 hours before ovulation and no more than 12 hours after that.

The rear entry position (also known as the doggy style) and standing up are the best positions to increase the odds of conceiving baby boy because the ways allow for deeper penetration thus increase the chance for the Y sperm penetrating the egg. In addition, the woman had better have five to ten minutes’ rest after intercourse.

Conceive during your Golden Age

It's said that the older the parents, the more chances to get a girl. The best time for the female to get a baby boy is between 23 and 30. And for the male, the best time is between 30 and 35. If you are plan to get a baby after 30 (for female), and 35 (for male), you would have more chances to get a girl. So, you'd better to give birth to a baby at your golden age to raise the chance of getting a boy. 

Father-to-be: Avoid Smoking and Drinking

Scientific research has confirmed that drinking or smoking helps to reduce the number of male sperm counts. In order to get boys, the fathers-to-be need to have hardy sperms. If drinking or smoking, those hardy ones will be reduced greatly. So, there will be few chances for men who drink or smoke seriously to get baby boys. If you are sure to have the plan of having a boy, better quit smoking and the habit of drinking.

Lastest Questions and Answers

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