O happy day, ladies! Having an orgasm makes the vagina more alkaline, which male sperm love, and causes contractions to speed up the movement of the sperm to the awaiting egg. These factors favor the faster male sperm reaching the egg before the slower female sperm.
Have intercourse as closely as possible to the time of ovulation, so the egg is more likely to be fertilized with the male sperm. According to the Shettles Method, developed in the 1960s, the male sperm are faster than female sperm and prefer an alkaline environment.
Folklore says the man should seduce the woman into sex to conceive a boy. We're thinking candles, roses, and lots of sweet talk. And make sure it happens at night and on odd days of the month, which is also said to help produce bouncing baby boys.
Before you allow your man to seduce you, eat a hearty meal of red meat and salty snacks, while your man drinks lots and lots of soda. Sure, you may both be a little bloated, but folklore says these foods just may help you achieve your little Mister.
Confer with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. According this ancient calendar, by cross-referencing the month a child was conceived with the age of the mother at conception, it is believed that you can determine the birth of your unborn child. Put it to the test!
Moving away from the folklore, if you've gotten to the point where you want to go the high-tech route, there is the option of sperm sorting. MicroSort Sperm Sorting has a success rate of 91 percent for a girl and 76 percent for a boy.
Want a guarantee you'll be painting the nursery blue? There's a procedure called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) which can be used with IVF in collaboration with a reproductive endocrinologist. Talk with your doc about these methods.