Predicting and Infuencing Gender

Will it Be a Boy or a Girl? Predicting and Influencing Gender


Can Timing of Intercourse Influence Gender Outcome?

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:

If the sperm carrying an X chromosome fertilizes the egg, a girl will be conceived. If the sperm carrying a Y chromosome fertilizes the egg, a boy will be conceived.

Timing 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 - or dynamics - of this movement, which is called the forward progression. Poor motility means the sperm have a difficult time swimming toward the egg. FertilAid for Men is a non-prescription male fertility supplement that has been shown to improve sperm motility.

Hence, "female sperm" exhibit less motility - yet have a longer life span. The "male sperm" exhibit increased motility, but have a shorter life span than the X chromosome sperm.

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 the decreased life span of the sperm.

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.

Comments

Sir l must commend you for a job well done.l got married 9 years ago and God has blessed my family with 3 lovely daughters. please l want to know what l can do with my wife so that she can get male child?
Secondly she finished her recent period on 27th Sept;2010,and the period took her 4 days,again her mensuration circle is always 28 days
With this info.what can we do

My cycle is 30 days long and my first day of last period is 18 th sept 2010. i want to conceive baby boy. tel my best day to conceive the baby boy..

My cycle is 30-33 days long and my first day of last period is 23rd sept 2010. i want to conceive baby boy. tel my best day to conceive the baby boy.....bt my hubby has low sperm count problem also......please advise?

my period date is 24/9/2010. my cycling is 28 to 30 days. which day is the best day for concive baby boy

hi
i had my periods on 26 sep ..wht is the best day to concieve boy..i usually have regular periods but due to misscarry 4 months back my perods are iregular.can u please help me.

I had my period started on 28th sept. i usually have a cycle of 28 days.what is the best day to conceive for a girl child?

the 1st day of menstr cycle was 10th sept2010.when i likely to hv a baby boy?

My husband and I have been trying for almost 5 months now to concieve( hopefully a girl). My periods start on the first of almost every month(31day cycle) how can I increase my chances of getting pregnant to a healthy baby girl? is there something both of us can do?

I had my period started on 12 sep. i usually have a cycle of 26 days.what is the best day to conceive for a boy child?

I believe this section is simply for people to make comments, or gain/provide support to other community members. Most of the answers to the questions that are asked can be found in the articles or tools provided from the site. For instance, soha, you could find your day of ovulation either through the ovulation predictor tool on this site or others and/or use an ovulation urine test to confirm. Since it is suggested that you time intercourse as close to ovulation as possible to have a boy, you'd want to limit sex to the day before or the day of ovulation. However, this isn't full-proof. You could still have a girl, no matter what you do.

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