Many are unaware that sex positions play an important role in one’s fertility. If you, like many are still confused about this issue and are curious about which positions are best, this article may prove informative.
However, if you’re willing to put it to the test, the following are several that many swear by.
Doggy style: The best sexual position for conceiving a boy
Many claim that having sex from behind, also known as the doggy style, is the best position for conceiving a boy.
This is based on the scientific knowledge that X chromosome sperm (female sperm) swim slower than Y chromosome sperm (male sperm), thereby allowing male sperm to “win” the race by fertilising the egg first.
This particular sex position is claimed to support the speed of Y chromosome sperm.
Do it standing up
Apparently to conceive a boy, all you gotta do is have sex standing up! This position, like doggie style, enables deep penetration and is also thought to give the faster male sperm an advantage seeing as sperm must swim against gravity to get to the egg. While not backed by science, it's worth a shot if you're hoping for a male.
Wait until you ovulate
Timing is, of course, everything when it comes to making a baby. Believe it or not though, the day you do the deed (and the days you don't too!) can potentially influence the gender of your child. To increase your chances of a boy, experienced nurse and midwife Carmen Kosicek, RN, MSN, advises avoiding intercourse in the days (at least four or five) leading up to ovulation. Then do it the day of, she directs. Since male sperm are faster swimmers, the theory here is that'd they'd reach the egg first before the females. "Now, the trick is figuring out exactly when you ovulate!' Don't worry ladies there are kits for that.
Consume more calories
And eat cereal for breakfast! "A study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that upping your calorie intake by at least 400 calories per day and consuming cereal especially, along with bananas, fish, vegetables and other high energy foods, can help lead to conception of a boy,' reveals Dr. Ava Cadell, spokesperson for The Experience Channel and renowned love and sex therapist. Interesting, huh?
After sex, try this trick. Lie with a small pillow under your hips for 20 minutes. This can help sperm swim toward your uterus, thus increasing the rate of conception.
Some experts believe that it may actually be an advantage for the woman to achieve an orgasm in order to conceive.
When a woman has an orgasm, the contractions cause the cervix to dip lower into the vagina, a condition that may help conception by sucking the sperm up into the uterus.
Having sex and trying to get pregnant is important for a married couple. However, this isn’t always an easy job. If even after repeated attempts, you have been unsuccessful, ask your doctor for what alternative means can be used instead.