Conceive A Baby Boy
As millions of couples around the world can testify, it’s entirely possible for a woman to get pregnant regardless of the sexual position that she and her partner use, the time of the month at which they make love, and sometimes even despite using contraception.
With mother nature so determined to produce a baby from every act of intercourse, you might wonder how on earth it’s possible for a couple to either influence the probability of conception or the sex of the baby.
Well, there are four main things that come into play here. The first is the sexual position that you use. Obviously, if you use a sexual position where the man’s ejaculation ends up near the opening of the cervix, it’s easier for the sperm to pass into the uterus as they have a shorter journey to make. And that means sex positions which give deep penetration may increase your chances of conception.
Secondly, it’s a fact that the sperm which will produce a baby boy, that’s to say those carrying the XY sex chromosomes, don’t live as long, but do swim faster than sperm carrying the XX sex chromosomes, which will produce a baby girl. This fact has become the basis of a whole load of techniques designed to give parents the edge when it comes to choosing the sex of their baby. Down below you’ll find some illustrations of sex positions which can supposedly increase the chances of conception and sex positions to conceive a baby boy — at least in theory — or to conceive a baby girl. Please note that in any case you have a 50% chance of getting a baby of the sex that you want; using particular sex positions to conceive a boy or a girl can give you the edge but there are absolutely no guarantees of success!
Thirdly, the internal environment of the vagina may influence the gender of your child. This means that things like temperature, or the acidity or alkalinity of the vagina, can favor or hamper the boy or girl producing sperm. So not all couples have an equal chance of producing boys or girls; the key here is to make sure that you’ve tilted the odds in your favor of your choice of baby boy or baby girl as much as possible by ensuring that you’ve done everything you can make the environment inside your vagina best suited to male sperm all-female sperm (as not very scientific term, but I’m sure you know what I mean!)
Lastly, it’s necessary for both parents to be fertile: for the month have a good sperm count and the woman to be ovulating viable eggs. Those factors that you only learn about if you don’t manage conceive, in which case it’s probably best to see your doctor. The standard advice given is to see a doctor if you’ve been having unprotected sex (i.e. sex without contraception) for a year without conceiving a baby, or, if you’re over the age of 35, to see a doctor if you’ve been having unprotected sex for six months without conceiving a boy or girl.
Before we go on to look at the sex positions which are supposed to help you conceive a baby boy and the sex positions which are supposed to help you conceive a baby girl, I’d just like to take a look at the most famous method of choosing the sex of your baby:The Shettles Method.
All the methods on the Internet at claim to be able to help you choose the sex of the baby you conceive, the one that comes up time and time again as being the most reliable is the Shettles Method.
Of course all systems that help you choose the sex of your baby regarded by the medical profession as very dubious and probably not giving any results better than you’d expect by chance alone (that’s to say, a 50-50 chance of conceiving a boy or girl). But it seems that when the Shettles Method is applied properly you can get a success rate of 75% or above.
Now to put this in context, remember that you would obviously get a success rate of 50% by chance alone – you have an equal chance of getting a boy or a girl. So this doesn’t represent any kind of certainty, but it may give you an edge when when you want to conceive a baby boy or if you’re dreaming of a baby girl.
So how does it work? The sperm which produce a baby boy have XY sex chromosomes; those which produce a girl have XX chromosomes. It turns out that sperm carrying XY chromosomes aren’t quite as strong, and they don’t live as long, but they do swim faster. These factors allow you to tip the odds in favor of conceiving a boy by following some simple steps. I should say that all of Dr. Shettle’s method is described in great detail here.
You have to know when you ovulate. Because of the limited life of the XY sperm, you need to limit sex to a period from 24 hours before ovulation to 12 hours after ovulation. If you have intercourse more than 24 hours before you ovulate, your chances of having a boy are much lower.
Dr Shettles suggests that the best way to determine the correct time to have intercourse around the point of ovulation is to check the state of your cervical mucus. Just before you ovulate it has a watery and elastic consistency similar to that of raw egg white. Charting your cervical mucus over a period of a month also allows you to be absolutely sure of the day that you ovulate. The cervical mucus also influences how easy it is for the XY – male – sperm to get into the uterus. Around the time of ovulation, when the cervical mucus is less acidic and slippery, the XY sperm can penetrate it more easily.
In addition, Dr. Shettles suggests that you monitor your basal body temperature very carefully. His system explains in great detail how to monitor your body temperature and watch for the change around the time of ovulation. If you wish you can also use ovulation predictor kits. These kits monitor changes in the hormone level in the body prior to ovulation, and allow you to check the point at which the hormone associated with population surges in your bloodstream. When you have detected this search, you can predict the time of ovulation fairly accurately. And Shettles also observes that sex positions which provide deep penetration also help to get this male sperm nearer to the cervix.
There is some other factors which we should mention because you’ll see them repeated in the folklore we can’t vouch for whether or not they are accurate: a high sperm count is helpful in producing a baby boy, so the male partner should wear boxes rather than tightfitting underwear which allows the testicles to remain cool and increases the sperm count. In addition, and somewhat improbably, drinking coffee before sex apparently increases the activity of the XY (male) sperm.
The missionary position, also known as the man on top
There is general agreement from all experts that the missionary position, whether man is on top, offers the greatest chance of having a baby. It gives deep penetration which allows the man to deposit his sperm near the opening of the cervix, while ensuring that the woman’s prone position, lying on her back, keeps the sperm near the cervical opening for as long as possible before it drains out the vagina.
It follows that if you can adjust the angle of the woman’s hips so that her vagina is tilted downwards, the sperm will have an even greater chance of passing into her uterus and up into the Fallopian tubes where it can fertilize an egg. This is shown in the illustrations below, and the photographs demonstrate how you might want to put it into practice!
Of course not only is man on top or missionary position good for conception, it’s also very enjoyable sex position in its own right since the couple can look at each other, there’s lots of bodily contact, opportunity for kissing, and indeed the chance for playing with your partner’s breasts and pulls with both your mouth and fingers.
Not only that, but both partners can move up to the enjoyment of the sexual rhythm. If you trying to conceive a baby, it’s probably a good idea to lay down for half an hour after intercourse is complete to try and keep your partner’s semen in your vagina. (Your body may not always agree, of course, because – as you will have experienced – semen is actively expelled by the vagina, in a process called “flowback”, anything from a few seconds to a few hours after sex.
Even so, laying down like this maximizes your chance of conceiving a baby. Best sex position to conceive a baby boy. Reason: The male sperm are shorter lived but swim faster, and may have a greater chance of getting to the uterus first when sperm is deposited near the cervix.
Doggy style or rear entry sex position
You all know what this is, of course: the woman kneels facing away from the man, while he stands on kneels behind her and enters her from behind. It offers very deep penetration, and the opportunity for the man to make very deep thrusts, which helps get the sperm close to the cervix.
Clearly it’s not quite as good as the man on top position for keeping semen within the vagina after making love, but if the woman does a quick rotation and lies down on her back, then it’s almost as good.
From a lovemaking point of view, it can give a man a very intense orgasms because of the exciting view he gets of his partner’s behind, it allows the woman a great deal of freedom of movement if she wishes to enjoy this, because the man the chance feeling powerful and sexy, and the woman the chance to let her sexual instincts flow; the man can have her close and reach around and pleasure his partner by playing with her breasts or clitoris, while she can reach between her legs and stimulate his testicles and the base of his penis as he thrusts.
In short, it’s a very sexy position can produce good orgasms — although it’s not regarded in any way is helpful to conception the woman to have an orgasm during intercourse, it’s obviously very pleasurable if she does so (although unfortunately quite uncommon!). Next best sex position to conceive a baby boy. Reason: same as for the missionary position.
Edge of the bed sex position
If you have the woman laying on the edge of the bed, and her partner enters her from either a standing or kneeling position, you can get good penetration and once again ejaculate near the entrance to the cervix. It’s also an exciting position because it’s different the ones usually used by couples, but it still gives deep penetration and mangling the vagina which helps retain the sperm in the entrance to the cervix was long as possible. Also a good position to conceive a baby boy. Reason: same as for the missionary position
Side by side spooning — the best sex position to conceive a baby girl?
If you’re dreaming of a baby girl, you really want a position that offers shallow penetration and deposits the sperm a little bit further away from the cervix. One of the best ways of achieving this is to use side-by-side sex position with partners facing the same way — this doesn’t allow the man to enter his partner’s vagina quite so deeply, but it’s still tender and loving position, perfect for babymaking, with ample opportunity for mutual caressing, fondling and contact. It’s also good for laying together after making love, and, according to popular wisdom, will increase the chances of the XX, or female, sperm reaching the uterus first.
Woman on top sex
As you can see by now, any position which tends not keeping semen near the entrance to the cervix is probably one that favors a baby girl. And clearly in the woman on top position, at least when the woman has her body upright, is one which will tend to allow the semen to drain out of the vagina faster, and therefore increase the chances of a XX sperm producing a baby girl. At least that’s the theory!