If you're desperate to add a little girl to your growing family, you may be wondering if you can determine the sex of your unborn baby at conception.
Perhaps you've already cut meat from your diet, started to have sex more often, and persuaded your partner to take long baths.
But, have you made any changes in the bedroom?
There are some people who believe the position you have sex in, can actually influence the sex of your child.
Unfortunately there isn't much science to back this up, although you won't have to look hard to find anecdotal evidence.
So, here’s the low down on sex positions to conceive a girl naturally.
The Theory On Conceiving A Girl Based On Sex Positions
A leading scientist in this area, Doctor Shettles, believed that certain sexual positions gave the advantage to the sperm carrying the chromosome of a particular gender. Doctor Shettles found that boy sperm were weaker but faster than their female counterparts. He believed boy sperm could swim very fast but survived for shorter periods, because of this he felt that sexual positions that allowed for deep penetration gave the upper hand to boy sperm who could swim quickly towards the egg.
Girl sperm, while slower swimmers, have better stamina and are able to travel further to seek out the egg. For this reason, Dr Shettles believed that shallow penetration, which would lead to ejaculation a greater distance from the cervix, would give girl sperm an improved chance of reaching the egg. In this situation, boy sperm would swim very fast for a short time, and would probably never make it to the egg.
The following positions, which allow for limited penetration, are said to be ideal for conceiving a girl:
Sex Position For A Girl #1: Missionary
It may not be the most exciting entry in the kama sutra, but this position is said to be the best for conceiving a girl. You should lie on your back, and your partner should lie on top, and enter you. You should try to keep your legs in a missionary position, if you end up wrapping them around your partner's waist, you will allow for much deeper penetration. Remember, the whole point of this position is to limit penetration.
Sex Position For A Girl #2: Spooning
You should lie on your side, and have your partner enter you from behind. This position is called spoons, because you should look like spoons in a drawer, with your partner cuddled up against you as he enters you from behind. The position of your legs while spooning helps to keep penetration shallow.
Sex Position For A Girl #3: Girl On Top
This position makes it onto both gender lists for conception, and that's because it's all about control. If you were hoping for a boy, you would allow deep penetration in this position. Since you are hoping for a girl though, you will be charged with maintaining shallow penetration during sex. Your partner should sit or lie down on the bed, and you should straddle him. Slowly ease your way onto him, but be careful not to let him fully enter you. The key to this position, is to not let him go too deep.
Avoid An Orgasm For A Girl
Another popular myth about how to conceive a girl is to avoid having an orgasm during sex. For you, that is – obviously your partner will need to ejaculate for conception to occur. Some people believe that the secretion released during a female orgasm creates an alkaline environment in the vagina that helps boy sperm to survive longer. By avoiding orgasm, and maintaining a more acidic environment, you can increase the chances of girl sperm reaching the egg first.