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Can you really control the sex of your baby?

When a couple finally decides to have a baby, the first question asked is: what gender do you want?

It is somehow, most of the time, expected that females will want a daughter and males will want a son. There are myths circulating that we can control the sex of our child-to-be, while some of us are also sceptical about it.

One of your choices is going to the doctor and asking about any possibility for you to control your baby’s gender. There is an artificial way called PGD or preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Using this method, the clinic can determine the gender of the embryos before they are inserted. The clinic will only insert embryos of your desired sex.

This procedure is said to have a high success rate. However, if it does not work for you, then you’re also throwing away a big amount of money.

On the other hand, there are also non-clinical alternatives. Most people do not have enough money to go under PGD so they opt for “natural” strategies. First, know more about the differences in sperm chromosomes. If you want a baby boy, you should know that the Y sperm produces boys. These chromosomes do not live long and are compromised when faced with acid. This means that you might want to make yourself more alkaline and conceive late.

If you want a baby girl, it is important that you know that X chromosomes produce girls. They live relatively longer than the Y sperm and they actually thrive in acid. If you are wanting a daughter, ensure your acidity and you might want to conceive early.

Sexual positions come into play as well.

While this does not assure your 100% success rate, the bottom line is that it is entirely possible to try to control the sex of your child. Clinical methods have a high success rate but are too expensive. On the other hand, non-clinical methods are not expensive at all and many people feel that they are certainly worth the try.



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