While carrying your baby, you’re probably wondering about his gender! I’m sure that no matter who your baby will be, he’ll be well-loved by you and your spouse. But if you’re more keen on having a baby boy and will do anything to give birth to a son, then there are ways on how to conceive a boy naturally. But how does that even work, exactly?
Read on as I show you the methods you can follow if you want to conceive a boy. I will also show you other tips and facts you’ll want to know about determining your baby’s gender.
Why Conceive a Boy?
There are various reasons why parents would want to conceive a boy. It may be to help continue the family name and business, or it can just be out of personal preference. After all, some parents would love to have a man in the house to help them around.
Also, there are cultures around the world with people that want their firstborns to be boys. Some parents might even want to conceive twins or triplets for luck!
Either way, loving your baby no matter what gender is important, so while you can follow these methods to conceive a boy, just remember that girls are equally strong and can be raised to be the best as well!
How to Conceive a Boy Naturally
Now that you know when your baby starts to form and reveal its gender, what are the methods that can “encourage” your baby to become a boy? Not to worry, as these methods will NOT harm you or your future child in any way. But if you do experience some side effects, then it’s best to stop what you’re doing and consult a doctor about it.
Here are the methods you can try for yourself if you want to conceive a baby boy:
1. Changes for Your Man
Yes, it isn’t just you who will need to start making some changes, but your partner as well! If your husband wants to have a son, he will need to follow some of these tips:
- Have your partner wear boxers, as loose underwear will help keep his private area fresh and help with sperm production. Tight underwear would hug his testicles, resulting in overheating and less chances of producing sperm. And because male sperm isn’t as strong as female sperm, it would greatly reduce the chance of having a boy.
- Drinking coffee or caffeinated drinks may make male sperm even faster. Even some sweets or anything energizing before having sex can increase the chances of having a baby boy.
2. Change Your Diet
Male sperm could swim better in an environment with better alkaline pH levels, so it’s best to start eating alkaline-friendly foods. Increasing your intake by 400 calories can also increase your chances as well. You can try consuming these types of food for better alkaline pH levels in your body:
- Pine nuts
- Sweet potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Potato skin
- Breakfast cereal
You should also avoid these types of food, as they are high in acid and will make your body less welcoming for male sperm:
- Spicy food
- Anything vinegar and citrusy
- Food with tangy flavors
- Dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and milk
Avoid alcohol and nicotine, as it would kill sperms, namely the weak male sperm. Do not smoke or drink.
You can also consult a doctor to find out what type of food and supplements will be safe for you while trying to conceive a baby boy. Focus on Evening Primrose Oils or Omega 3 fatty acids, which will also help increase the production of mucus that protects male sperm when moving into your cervical canal.
3. Changing the Way You Have Sex
The way you have sex can also help you get a baby boy. Focus on positions with deeper penetration, as this would aid in depositing sperm closest to the woman’s cervix. In turn, the male sperm will have a quicker time getting to the egg located in the fallopian tube. You can try these sex positions next time, as they help encourage deep penetration:
- Standing sex
- Doggy-style (rear entry)
Timing is crucial as well. Having sex very close to your ovulation date will increase the chances of getting a boy. It’s best to avoid having sex (or using protection) during the last five days of your ovulation. Have sex twelve hours before your ovulation to encourage better support for male sperm. They would be able to swim faster than female chromosomes!
You’ll be able to find out when your ovulation is through temperature charting, tests, or observing your cervical mucus. Using the Chinese lunar calendar may seem sketchy, but it’s actually pretty accurate for many women and worth a try. You can determine the month you can conceive a baby boy through it. Here is an example of the Chinese lunar calendar to help you get started.
4. Consulting a Doctor
There are procedures you can do to directly transfer the male embryos to your uterus, which will give you the 99% chance of conceiving a baby boy. You can try in-vitro fertilization and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, which would be done using your eggs and spouses sperm and sent into your uterus through hormonal injections.
BUT, they are not cheap and can cost up to $25,000! This is usually done for those who have the budget and want to conceive a baby boy.
Here’s a video with other tips that further explain how you can naturally conceive a boy:
Take note that while these are fun methods to try, they may be incorrect and only time will tell the true gender of your baby. You will just need to wait it out and follow the methods to have a boy on the way hopefully!
When it comes to determining your baby’s gender, there might be a part of you that yearns to care for a son. While you can try following methods on how to conceive a boy naturally and safely, you should also remember to settle your expectations and just be glad you went through a successful pregnancy with a beautiful child.
I hope that this article taught you the various methods you can do to conceive a boy. So if you want a son, try these tips out and see if it works!
If you have any comments or would like to share your tips and experiences about conceiving a boy, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.