1) The gender of your baby is solely determined by your partners sperm. So if you don't get what you want it would certainly be in your right to blame him.
2) A man ejaculates between 200-400 million sperm. Wowza!
3) Sperm only contain either an X chromosome or a Y chromosome.
4) All eggs contain X chromosomes. The combination of an X egg and X sperm will yield a female child. Whereas an X egg and a Y sperm will create a male child.
5) Sperm can live up to 5 days inside of a cervix, but an eggs only lasts 24 hours
6) Female sperm are bigger, live longer, are slower then male sperm and favor an acidic vaginal environment.
Many studies, including one done at Oxford University suggest a specific diet can also increase your chances of having a girl.
- For breakfast, choose fruit smoothies, yogurt, fruit and/or nuts.
- For other meals lean towards, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, fruits, vegetables (particular green leafy veggie’s) and nuts.
- For drinks, try high acidic juices such as cranberry, orange or grapefruit juice.
- Avoid high calorie and sugary foods if possible.
This makes a lot of sense to me considering during both of my pregnancies I was gorging on salty snacks like chips, pickles, and anything fatty. This time around, not only for gender selection, but for over all health I will be making much better choices when it comes to food.
Snacking on Healthy Goodness from Boyland,