Not because of the social reasons that people want to select the gender of their baby, most of the times it is because of family balancing (at least in today’s educated society). Like, I am a mother of a daughter and wish for a baby boy the next time. My reason is not that there should be one boy to take your name ahead and all, it’s just I want to complete my family being a mother of a girl and a boy.
As my daughter turned three, I have started getting pressure from my elders to try for the second child. Though I am not prepared to even plan for the second child at the moment, but I really wish to conceive with a boy whenever I get pregnant. For this, my first source of information – I asked my Google baba if there is any option of selecting the same. When I was pregnant for the first time, I heard a lot of tips or you can say myths about guessing the sex of the baby in my womb. I checked on almost all and I knew it would be a girl. We all were so excited waiting for our girl child that I even had ‘Kanjak thali’ in my last month of pregnancy.
What I mean to say is that sometimes, the old wives’ tales come true and there are many such suggestions given by old ladies that there is no harm in listening to them (if at all we can select the gender of our baby).If you want to conceive with a boy:
If you want to conceive with a boy:
It is said that having sex on the day of ovulation helps male sperm swim faster and reach the egg first.
Female partner should reach orgasm first so that an alkaline fluid gets released, which is considered to be more male-sperm friendly than the vagina's natural acidity.
Deep penetration during sex (like doggie style) is advisable
Sex should be avoided for a week before ovulation and then only have sex once on ovulation day, to keep the sperm count high.
Making love at night when your partner suggested for the same creates the better chances of having a boy. Doing it on odd days of the month is another suggestion by old wives.
Male partner should keep his genitals cool by wearing boxer shorts and loose-fitting trousers.It is advisable for mothers to avoid milk and dairy products, nuts, chocolate and whole meal bread, rather eating salty food, meat, fish, white flour, pasta, fresh fruit and certain vegetables makes good chances to be blessed with a baby boy.
If you want to conceive with a girl:
Having sex a few days before your day of ovulation helps female sperm (thought to be stronger) reaching the egg being known to be the long lasted ones.
Male partner should reach the orgasm first and you should have sex to increase the chances of the female sperm reaching the egg first.
It would be good if you suggest the love-making and it is in the afternoon on the even days of the month.
You can put a wooden spoon under your bed and a pink ribbon under your pillow.
Say yes to milk and eat dairy products, unsalted foods, rice, pasta, certain vegetables, limited amounts of meat and potatoes, but avoid salt and any salty foods, fresh fruit, tomatoes and mushrooms, chocolate, coffee and tea.
Though it is very hard to find logic behind most of these points, but it is definitely fun reading these and above all, look at the face of your husband when you discuss these with them. When I told my husband about these stories, he was wondering – ‘Is she that dumb to believe all this or she is trying to fool me around.’ Of course these suggestions have no scientific proofs or any set of people who can claim all these to be true. The chances are always 50-50 whether you apply these or not.