The Best Sex Positions For Getting Pregnant (And Upping Your Chances Of Having A Boy Or Girl!)

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The Best Sex Positions To Get Pregnant & Increase Your Chances Of Having A Boy Or Girl

By Dr. Ava Cadell

The best baby making sex position for getting pregnant is still the missionary position with a pillow placed under the woman's pelvis,which allows his semen to pool around the cervix, where it can swim through the hole in the cervix more rapidly. Equally as important, is for the woman to have an orgasm.

This makes the vaginal environment more alkaline and her uterine contractions can help sperm swim quickly to fertilize the egg. Since only 25 percent of women can achieve orgasm during intercourse, it’s best for her to use a vibrator to stimulate the clitoris during penetration to ensure she orgasms.

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If the woman has a tipped uterus or cervix, then the best position for conception would be Doggie style as rear-entry lifts the uterus and cervix with the vaginal opening and gives the man maximum control of deep penetration.

Never douche after sex, as it will alter the PH balance of the vagina and flush out the cervical fluid that helps the sperm in their egg quest.

Make sure that when using lubricants that it’s sperm-friendly. Many have the undesired result of killing off the swimmers. Pre~Seed is the most popular sperm friendly lubricant on the market and the only one that has been included in independent research studies. Pre~Seed was invented by Dr. Joanna Ellington, a scientist whose research has focused on sperm physiology

Men need to keep the temperature of their genitals cool for higher sperm count, so avoid hot Jacuzzi’s baths and saunas.

How timing can influence conception.

Timing is really important and that means having sex one or two days before ovulation and then again on the day of ovulation, since most women are fertile only during their fertility window.

According to the Shettles Method, in order to have a boy insemination should occur as close as possible to the moment of ovulation so that the faster, Y-sperm arrive first and achieve conception. When seeking a girl insemination the couple should seek to have sex 2½ to 3 days before ovulation. Dr. Landrum Shettles claimed a 75 to 90 percent success rate for his simple, at-home method, which advises how to time intercourse to conceive a boy or a girl. 

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The Whelan Method is pretty much the opposite of the Shettles Method, so to conceive a boy; you should have sex four to six days before ovulation. And to conceive a girl, you should have sex either two to three days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation. Elizabeth Whelan, Sc.D., based the theory that biochemical changes in a woman’s body may favor the Y-bearing (boy producing) sperm occur earlier in a woman’s cycle.

The time of the year is also significant, according to a new study in Israel where 6,000 men with normal sperm production were tested and they discovered that the production of sperm was greater in Winter.

What to do if you want to have a baby girl.

The notion is that a woman should be on top so she can control the depth of penetration, instead of deep penetration, men should ejaculate as far as they can from the egg during sexual intercourse. This will ensure that the male sperm, which have a short lifespan, will die before they get the opportunity to reach the egg, thus making sure that you conceive a girl. 

Researchers at the University of Exeter in England surveyed 740 first-time mothers and a study by Maastricht University in The Netherlands confirmed to boost the odds of having a girl, mothers should say, YES to calcium and magnesium foods such as yogurt, spinach, tofu, almonds, cashews, beans, oatmeal, broccoli and oranges and, NO, to salt and potassium foods such as anchovies, olives, bacon, salami, smoked salmon, shrimp, potatoes, processed meats, bread and pastries.

The way that this diet influences the gender maybe based upon how it changes the mineral content of a women’s uterine environment (changing the consistency of the cervical mucus), which makes it more hospitable to one type of sperm or another. Similarly, other theories suggest that the “gender diet” can change the pH (acidity) in the woman’s body and therefore change the polarity of the egg. By ingesting the correct ratio of minerals, a woman can alter her uterine environment making it more conducive to attract either an X or Y chromosome from the male’s sperm.

What to do if you want to have a baby boy.

The theory for making a baby boy is for the man to be on top in Missionary position with the woman’s buttocks on a pillow for deeper penetration to deposit the sperm closest to the cervix. After intercourse, the woman should remain on her back for about fifteen minutes to let the millions of sperm in every ejaculation make their way into the fallopian tubes toward the egg.

As for the woman’s diet, a study in the UK suggests upping calories with plenty of nutrients by at least 400 calories with daily potassium and salty foods that include red meat, cereal, bananas, fish, vegetables and other energy foods.

These sex positions and diets are based on some research, but cannot guarantee the babies gender, however you can have a lot of fun trying.

NOTE: If you’ve been trying to conceive for a year or more without success, visit with a professional fertility specialist. 

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Dr. Ava Cadell is America’s #1 Sexpert as a Clinical Sexologist, Sex Counselor, Founder of Loveology University and President of the American College of Sexologists International. Author of 9 books including the upcoming Sexycises by Sexperts: Intimacy Through Yoga, Dr. Ava is also a sought-after media therapist and global speaker whose mission is to empower people to overcome sexual guilt and shame so they can enjoy the benefits of healthy, sexual relationships.

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