kleonrose said on
You don't get to choose what sex you have. I thik it is possible to get the sperm cells which carry only the Y chromosome to be isolated then implanted into the egg, but I'm sure that this lengthy process is VERY expensive, if at all possible. Also it has to be done in a lab or medical facility, you need to be sure that you or your partner would be comfortable going through that process just to have a male child.
Oceanlover said on
Some people believe that implantation during certain sexual positions have been shown to determine the sex of the baby. There's no factual proof that this works but you can give it a shot. There's also the belief that the sperm which carry the Y sex chromosome are faster than the ones which carry the X. This means that the closer the sperm are released to the egg, the better chance there is of having a male child.
CUEVAS said on
The Shettles Method of male conception operates under the assumption that, under perfect conditions, male sperm, which are small and fast, but fragile, can reach the egg faster than female sperm which are large and slow, but strong. Inasmuch, it is important to have sex as close to ovulation as possible. When the woman is sure that she is ovulating, the couple should engage in intercourse. In general, aim to have sex in the narrow window starting 24 hours before ovulation and ending 12 hours after ovulation.
christoph345 said on
Although the ethics of it is being questions, technological advances have actually allowed parents to choose the genetic traits of their baby. This goes beyond the gender, and parents can choose traits such as hair colour, eye colour and even level of intelligence. Couples who choose IVF to conceive a child can decide the gender, as the egg is usually fertilised outside of the woman's reproductive system, and the best embryo (along with the demanded gender) is implanted in the uterus for further development.
redrice89 said on
You could use all those traditional rememdies, and old wive's tales to conceive a baby boy, but sometimes it just might not work. The gender of a baby is determined by yours and your partner's genes, and is rather arbitary if the conception is done in a classic way. If you have money, go for the modern treatments. But if you don't, then learn to treasure your child no matter what their gender. If you're worried about gender inequality, then take heart that women are just as capable as men. Even if your discriminating eyes cannot see it.