Admitting that you have a gender preference when you are going for a baby is one of those crazy taboos that few people are willing to cop to. After all, some people say you ought to be grateful just to have ANY healthy baby. Of course we will, but some of us can't help but have SOME preference. Perhaps we already have two of one and are going for the third to get that other sex. Or maybe we want our kid to have a same (or opposite) sex sibling.
Whatever the reason, we have every right to wish and hope, and there is science that backs up the idea that we can actually have our way. Here are 6 different methods of choosing which sex you get during conception. Let us know if they work for you! See below:
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The calendar can be used to help conceive both a boy and a girl. For a girl: Have sex way before ovulation and then long after. For a boy: Have sex right before ovulation or immediately after. The theory here is that girl sperm swims slower than boys so they can out-swim the boys if you want a girl. Meanwhile, if you want a boy, they will win the race closest to ovulation.