Increase Your Chances of Having a Baby Girl
The Shettles Method of gender selection is one of the most common methods that couples use when they are trying to have a baby girl. In this article, we will be giving you the basic overview of this approach. However, if you would like more information on the full method, you can purchase the book for further details.
Landrum B. Shettles developed the Shettles Method to help couples improve their chances of conceiving a baby of the sex that they preferred. By following the Shettles Method, couples can increase the likelihood of conceiving a girl.
Of course, it’s important to remember that the method isn’t 100% accurate. However, it does have a 75% to 90% chance of successfully helping you conceive a child of the sex that you and your spouse prefer. Some ways to influence the sex of your baby based upon this method is with regard to ovulation, the timing of your intercourse, as well as the sexual position that you use to conceive.
Knowing the Timing of Ovulation is Important
The theory regarding sex and sperm is that boy sperm are more “fragile”, meaning that they won’t last as long as girl sperm will. So, the key to conceiving a girl is to properly calculate when your ovulation will occur for a few months since pregnancy rarely happens on the first attempt. The best and most accurate ways to determine when you are ovulating can be done through charting, examining and charting your cervical mucus, or even purchasing an ovulation prediction kit. When used together, you will only give yourself a better chance of conceiving a girl.
However, it’s important to note that ovulation predictor kits can only give you an accurate predictor of ovulation 24 to 36 hours prior to ovulation itself. The problem with this is that if you’re trying to conceive a girl, you should have stopped having intercourse days before ovulation occurs.
Having Intercourse at Precise Times
Unprotected intercourse should occur up to three to four days before ovulation when you want to increase your chances of conceiving a girl. If you continue to have intercourse up to ovulation, you will then be decreasing your chances of having a girl.
Three to four days before ovulation, your cervical mucus and general vaginal environment will increase in acidity. Girl sperm tend to thrive in such an environment whereas boy sperm do not. If you notice that your cervical mucus is slippery with a consistency similar to raw egg whites, you must be careful. This is a sign of a more fertile and less acidic environment that is more favorable to boy sperm as opposed to girl sperm.
Using the Proper Position for Intercourse
While the position that you use for intercourse isn’t typically considered to be the most important factor, it is still extremely important. The Shettles Method suggests that to promote conception of a girl, you should use sexual positions that allow for shallow penetration. Because the entrance of the vagina is more acidic than the rest of the vagina, it is also recommended that ejaculation occurs as close to the entrance of the vagina as possible. A couple should use the missionary position with the woman on the bottom for the best chances of conceiving a girl. Also, a woman should avoid having an orgasm since the muscle contractions from having one can draw up the boy sperm into the proper place for fertilization.
Best of luck!