So, you want to get pregnant with a boy? Well, a few years ago you would just have to do your thing and hope for the best! But, not anymore! These days, methods from the tried and true, to the downright wacky are everywhere! Whether you want a boy or a girl, there are steps you can take to better your chances. Of course, none of the methods listed below are proven effective, and some are just wives tales, but what have you got to lose??
Without further ado, here is our list of methods for getting pregnant with a boy!
1. Know When You Are Ovulating
Sounds obvious, but when you are trying to conceive, you want to make absolutely sure.Ovulation kits are now widely available and drug and grocery stores everywhere, or you can do a quick web search for a ton of tips on how to tell when you are ovulating.
2. Have Sex Close To Ovulation
Fun Fact? Male sperm are the faster swimmers, but they also die super fast. Female sperm can hang around for a while and take their time getting to the egg. By having sex as close to ovulation as possible, you will give your little guys (ha!) a head start!
3. Say Good Bye To Missionary Sex (At least for now!)
Try a position that will give deeper penetration, such as “standing sex”, you on top, or on all fours. The basics of this? Deeper penetration will “deposit” those little sperm guys closer to the uterus, giving them less far to travel and a better chance of “winning”!
4. Eat Like A Man
For some reason, boy sperm prefer alkaline environments, which means environments that are less acidic. So, to increase alkalinity, experts recommend eating more red meat, salty foods and soda. So, go ahead and have a big meal, girl! It’s all for the sake of baby!
5. Have An Orgasm!
Orgasm is another one of the things that helps produce a more alkaline environment that is conducive to producing boys!
6. Drink Cough Syrup (Wives tale or not?)
Some women swear by taking a dose of cough medicine before sex. Why in the world? Well, experts say that cough medicines that contain the ingredient guaifenesin can help to thin mucus membranes in the cervix, helping those little swimmers to get through.
7. Make Your Man Wear Boxers
Boy sperm hate heat, so wearing boxers may help your man to keep things cool and breezy for the boys down there. Hey, whatever it takes!
8. Use The Chinese Lunar Calendar!
Tons of people swear by this gender-predicting method, and it has been around for hundreds of years. It uses the mother’s age and the month in which she conceives to determine the baby’s gender. You can use the calendar to determine which month you should try to conceive in to get the sex of baby that you are hoping for. Some lunar calendar experts say this method is up to 99% accurate! Why not give it a try?
9. Check The Moon
This one is definitely a wives tale, but the legend is, having sex on the night of a quarter moon guarantees a boy!
10. Make Your Man Drink Coffee
Some people swear that you can increase your chances of getting pregnant with a boy by having your man down a cup of coffee before sex. Maybe the caffeine gets those little guys swimming faster?