Men produce two types of sperm — X being female and Y being male. This will determine the sex of your baby.
Dr. Landrum B. Shettles was an American biologist who invented his method way back in the 1960’s.
Dr. Shettles has recommended gender selection methods which he claims is upheld by scientific evidence.
The Shettles method has two distinct advantages: the methods cost nothing and you do not require and medical treatments to conceive.
Doctor Shettles found from his studies that the male sperm are smaller, weaker and faster than the female sperm, which are bigger, stronger and slower. Therefore, he was able to come to the following suggestions to help couples try and choose the sex of their baby.
Shettles Method to have a boy
Aim to have sex when you are most fertile. Keep a basal body temperature chart and record your fertile days. When you have ovulated or are about to, then have sex. This is because Y sperm swim faster and can’t hang around for as long.
Avoid having sex until just before you ovulate. Wait until you are most fertile.
Be creative with your sexual positions. Deep penetration is thought to help because this helps the sperm to be deposited as close to the cervix as possible.
Simultaneous orgasm also helps the Y sperm to get to where they need to go.
Have a cup of coffee and share some chocolate before you have sex. The caffeine in these helps to propel the Y sperm and make them more active.
Shettles Method to have a girl
Aim to have a lot of sex before you ovulate. Track your ovulation cycles and mucous changes so you know when ovulation is close.
Shallow sexual positions may help.
The more frequently a man ejaculates, the less numbers of Y sperm. So the frequency of his orgasms is important if you want a girl baby.
Women need to hold back on having an orgasm. These help to initiate pelvic contractions which assist those Y sperm in their venture to the egg.
Baby Gender Selection Factor: Vaginal pH The Shettles method says an acidic environment is more favourable for the conception of a girl. It’s apparently not as welcoming for male sperm, and the acidic environment kills the weaker male sperm first. This leaves a greater number of female sperm to reach the egg. The ideal time to have sex for a boy is when the vaginal environment becomes alkaline, which is on the day you ovulate.