How To Get Pregnant With a Boy or a Girl How To Get Pregnant With a Boy or a Girl
For the last 50 years, Dr Shettles has been considered the most influential fertility expert and the father of IVF. “How to Choose the... How To Get Pregnant With a Boy or a Girl

For the last 50 years, Dr Shettles has been considered the most influential fertility expert and the father of IVF. “How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby” is his influential book that made him famous.
This doctor’s theory is based on the differences between X (girl) and Y (boy) sperm, which is said to have a 75% success rate in aiding couples to conceive a baby of the desired sex. However, there is little official research that can prove this.

His theory on conception works on the principle that Y sperm are smaller and faster than their X counterparts but are also more fragile. On the other hand, X sperm are seen as larger and slower, but more flexible and able to survive for a longer period.

Also, you need to know when you are ovulating, which can also be done by monitoring your fertility signals, including your BBT, cervical mucus and cervical position, or by using an ovulation kit.

How to conceive a boy:

Dr. Shettles recommends the following if you like to conceive a baby boy:

  1. Refrain from having sex during the 4-5 days before ovulation because this will help to build up your partner’s sperm count. Have sex as close to the ovulation as possible, preferably on the day of evaluation because it is the time the woman is most fertile. When Y sperm is released just prior ovulation, they are quicker and will reach and fertilize an egg sooner than their X counterparts are able.
  2. The alkalinity of the “egg white” cervical mucus available before ovulation is the best vaginal environment for Y sperm to survive. Having sex as close to ovulation as possible is advisable because Y sperm are less able to thrive in more acidic conditions.


Because during the female orgasm alkalinity is increased, Dr Shettles advises having an orgasm before or at the same time as your partner if you want to have a boy. Also, the female reproductive system shrinks during and after orgasm, which helps the way of the Y sperm to the egg.

When the sex position is concerned, Dr Shettles recommends doggy style or other position that allows deep penetration. This places the sperm deeper in the vagina and nearer the cervix, in an alkaline environment and where the Y sperm have less distance to travel.

How to conceive a girl:

This is what Dr Shettles recommends:

  1. Unlike the previous tips, if you want to conceive a girl, have sex as much as possible on the days before ovulation but the refrain for 2-3 days before and on the day of ovulation. Sperm can thrive for up to 6 days in the female reproductive system and by the beginning of ovulation the tougher X sperm will remain to fertilize the egg.
  2. Have sex in a position for shallow penetration, like the missionary because it pushes sperm lower in the reproductive system where the environment is less alkaline. This environment is unkind to the Y sperm and gives the X sperm a further path to travel.

If you are trying to conceive a girl, women should abstain during the fertile period because the female orgasm increases the alkalinity of the vaginal environment, making it more kind to Y sperm.

Many people don’t believe this theory because there is no concrete evidence that proves it.

Additionally, if you try Dr Shettles timing method and haven’t conceived after a couple of months try having as much sex around ovulation as possible.

However, if you prefer a gender, try Dr Shettles’ timing method which is not too problematic if you already know your fertility signals and know your ovulation period.


Henry Okafor

  • Judy

    2016-10-15 #1 Author

    I think what you guys said was true and I would add that the man has to be in control lol!


  • Barbra Wehgbay

    2016-10-15 #2 Author

    I don’t believe this because I keep having boys no matter how much we try for new things to make a girl


  • tatianna

    2016-10-15 #3 Author

    omg im going to try this to get a girl lol


  • Aubri Mckenzie

    2016-10-15 #4 Author

    I think it’s accurate daddy Is in control lol . It’s kind of like a “how he’s feeling that day ” type of thing . At least that’s my theory .


  • Gini

    2016-10-15 #5 Author

    Looks accurate, I’ll try in 7 years lol


  • Faye

    2016-10-15 #6 Author

    I heard this before, tried it trying to get a girl, ended up with a boy???


  • Fatema

    2016-10-15 #7 Author

    Omg I never knew this but that’s amazing to know


  • Jason

    2016-10-20 #8 Author

    I heard this before didn’t work


  • Jazmond

    2016-10-21 #9 Author

    I never knew this.


  • Kevin

    2016-10-21 #10 Author

    Didn’t know this I learn something new everyday


  • kingsley

    2016-10-23 #11 Author

    God gives children.
    He gives male
    He gives female


  • emmanuel doris

    2016-10-28 #12 Author

    Hi, I like this so much and I believe it will work for me, please I want to get pregnant for twins a boy and a girl and my problem is that I have tried to count my ovulation but no way, in fact I don’t understand how to do count it. Thanks as i wait for your reply.


  • peace Bami

    2016-10-31 #13 Author

    How do I count ovulation,pls I’m waiting for your reply thanks.


  • Akinyede Folake

    2016-11-02 #14 Author

    I want to be pregnant.


  • Doris

    2016-11-04 #15 Author

    Your comment hw will I known ovulation day


  • Joy Ozoene

    2016-11-05 #16 Author

    I want to get pregnant this month i need twins a boy and a girl am close to my Ovulation now


  • Joy Ozoene

    2016-11-05 #17 Author

    Pls am waiting for reply


  • Nneka Amaka

    2016-11-09 #18 Author

    my period came 28th October and ended up November 1st. I don’t know how to calculate my ovulation day and i want to get pregnant this month thanks


    • miradotx

      2016-11-09 #19 Author

      Ur about to kick off hahaha congrats in advance hahaha


    • miradotx

      2016-11-09 #20 Author

      Call me i will teach you what you don’t know


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