|At conception, gender is determined by chromosome characteristics - and it will be the male |
(or rather the male's sperm) that dictates whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.
Prior to conception, the unfertilized egg carries an X chromosome while the sperm can carry either an X or a Y chromosome. The gender of the baby comes down to one simple event:
Timing of Intercourse
|Studies indicate that the sperm with the X chromosome - or female chromosome - have a longer life span than the male sperm (with the Y chromosome).|
Yet the male sperm appear to have a higher motility. Sperm motility is measured in two ways: percentage of sperm exhibiting movement, and the quality of this movement, which is called the forward progression. Poor motility means the sperm have a difficult time swimming toward the egg.
It is said that the sperm carrying the Y chromosome uses energy faster than the sperm carrying the X chromosome. The energy utilization is said to be due to the speed in which sperm swim. Supposedly, the Y sperm is speedy or contains less mitochondria whereas the X sperm is slower or carries more mitochondria. Mitochondria are the energy producing cellular components which are absolutely necessary for life. Sperm contain, and can only produce, so much fuel for their journey.
If one sperm type swims faster than another, the consequence of that, of course, is faster arrival - but also faster expiration. That said, if a woman knows her cycle and when she ovulates, the odds of baby gender prediction can be in one's favor. Sperm can reach the fallopian tubes in about 20 minutes to 2 hours. Sperm are viable for about 4-7 days inside the woman.
Ovulation Dates ? - Use our Ovulation Planner with more baby gender prediction hints.
See some ways of gender prediction such as the Chinese gender chart or some old wives tales.
|At conception, the babies sex is determined by chromosome characteristics -|
The genetic sex of a child is established at conception based on the 23rd pair of chromosomes it inherits from the parent. The mother's egg contains an X chromosome, and the father's sperm will contain either an X or Y chromosome. It is the male (or rather the male's sperm) that dictates whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.
You want to have a Boy ?
It is believed that if intercourse takes place closer to ovulation, then the probability is greater that the child will be male, due to the high motility (forward progression) and also the decreased life span of the Y carrying sperm.
If you want a boy - aim for later intercourse before ovulation - say about 1 day before ovulation. Frequent intercourse around the time of ovulation. Have your partner wear boxers. A male with a high sperm count is more likely to have a boy.
The sperm with the X chromosome - or female chromosome - have a longer life span than the male sperm, but exhibit decreased motility. Therefore, intercourse that takes place earlier may provide increased probability of a girl.
You want to have a Girl ?
You want - a girl. You know you ovulate 14 days before your next cycle. You must deliver sperm no closer than 4 days before ovulation. This way, the Y carrying sperm will likely be expired and the X carrying sperm still viable. When the egg is released at about 5 days after intercourse, the X carrying sperm will be in the fallopian tube waiting. If an X chromosome sperm fertilizes the egg, a girl will be conceived.
The critical and perhaps not so obvious tip - don't repeat intercourse again for a week! Make sure fertilization is with 'mature sperm'. To sum up: If you want a girl - aim for earlier intercourse before ovulation - at least 4 days before you ovulate.
If you are trying for a boy or girl, the planner will also suggest some actions that may influence the sex of the child, based on the scientific research of Dr Landrum Shettles and David M. Rorvik, who published findings in a book called:
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Old wives tales about pregnancy
|There are many old wives tales out there as to how to ensure that your baby is either a boy or a girl. Some are well, a little odd, and some seem as though they may have a bit of truth to them. There is also some which are based on medical fact, but just how true they are we do not know for sure.|
Your baby is what you eat
If you want a boy:Y chromosome sperm require a PH balance that is more alkalai than acidic. This means that you may need to adjust your diet a little. Foods that are rich in potassium and sodium are ideal if you are trying to have a boy.
If you want a girl:In order to have the right PH balance in your body to ensure that the X chromosome sperm can reach the egg successfully, you need to give them an environment that is acidic, focus on foods that are high in calcium and magnesium.
Old wives tales and Sex
If you want a boy:
If you want a girl:
Other old wives tales on determining the sex of your baby include:
There is no 100% guarantee that you will be able to conceive a boy or a girl using these methods, but it could increase your chances significantly. No matter what gender your child ends up being, the important thing is that they are healthy. It is fun to try and naturally select the gender of your future child, but at the end of the day there are many different factors that will ultimately decide their sex.
The gender prediction test result is easy to read! The control test window will change color to either pink (Girl) or blue (Boy).Enjoy - First class
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