Regardless of sex, expecting a baby is always a source of happiness for parents. But it is true that many couples, once they decide to get pregnant, have in mind the dream of having a boy or a girl.
Often still the desire of the future mother is one, and that of the future father is another. But, especially in the case of women, there are not a few reports of those who wish to have a girl, or thinking of the possibility of putting together a large trousseau, with more delicate pieces – with which the woman naturally has more affinity – Her great dream is to have, in the future, a friend to share the most varied feminine subjects.
And when the wishes of future parents are the same – whether they already have a boy or just because this is a common dream – they do not give up looking for ideas and or guidelines that can help in determining the sex of the baby.
And those who seek, in fact, come across many superstitions of popular culture to conceive a baby of the chosen sex!
Have you heard, for example, that in order to get a baby girl, it is necessary for a woman to take the initiative for intercourse? Or that, for this, sexual intercourse should be done during the afternoon, in days of the even-numbered month?
It is worth noting that these are beliefs that have been handed down from generation to generation, but which have no explanation, much less scientific proof. But still, some couples confess to trying!
What measures can help me get pregnant with a girl?
But aside from superstitions, is there really medical advice that can help the couple to have a baby of a particular sex?
A gynaecologist and obstetrician, explains first, how the sex of a baby is defined. “It is determined by the sperm that fertilizes the egg. The woman only produces ovum with x chromosome, while the man produces the x and y spermatozoids.
Thus, when the ovum is fertilized by spermatozoa x, it results in a girl, and when it is fertilized by spermatozoa y, it results in a boy, “he says.
According to the gynaecologist and obstetrician, there are measures that can help the couple to conceive a baby of a certain sex. “It’s worth pointing out that they do not always work, but they help a lot to have the sex of the baby you want,” he says.
The doctor explains that to get a baby girl, the following factors are important:
Diets rich in calcium and magnesium: milk, cheese, white beans and cereals.
Sexual intercourse two or three days before ovulation.
Vaginal acid ph.
For couples wishing to have a boy :
Diet rich in potassium and sodium: diet rich in meat and fish.
Sexual intercourse near or after ovulation.
Vaginal pH alkaline.
The importance of the date on which sexual intercourse occurs
If it happens near ovulation, it favours the birth of a boy. Before ovulation favours the birth of a girl. This is because of the sperm y, which generates the male sex, is more fragile.
Thus, when the relationship occurs two to four days before ovulation, at the time of ovulation we have more spermatozoa, which are more resistant.
So, if you’re determined that you really want to get pregnant with a girl, that’s the trick. After all, it costs nothing to try!
Choose to have intercourse without a condom before ovulation and invest in foods rich in calcium and magnesium. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor and always follow the advice given by him.
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