Woman pregnant with baby girl

You've been dreaming of having a little girl ever since you were one yourself, but now that the time has finally arrived to start trying for a baby, you're wondering how the heck you increase your chances of conceiving a female.

Think pink

While there are no foolproof methods unfortunately, there are a few sex positions (and dietary and timing tips) that could help boost your probability of birthing a baby girl.

Try girl on top

Hoping for a girl? Then you might want to hop on top during sex! Although no single position can guarantee your baby's gender 100 percent, Dr. Ava Cadell, spokesperson for The Experience Channel and renowned love and sex therapist, says that to have a girl, the woman should be on top so that she can control the depth of penetration. Instead of "going deep”, your partner should ejaculate as close to the opening of your vagina as possible. This will make it much more difficult for the male sperm to reach your egg, since they have a shorter lifespan than female sperm do.

female sperm live longer,
up to 72 hours.

Do it missionary style

Turns out, good old-fashioned sex could be your golden ticket to getting pregnant with a girl. "Some believe that the best position to conceive a girl is the missionary position,” notes Stacy Rybchin, founder of My Secret Luxury. "Sperm with the X-chromosome (female sperm) travel slower and can survive up to five days.” Because penetration isn't typically as deep in this position, the sperm have a longer way to go, giving the females a clear advantage.

Experiment with spooning

Another common sex position believed to help couples conceive a female is spooning. And what girl doesn't love to spoon, right!? This position, like the others mentioned above, allows for shallow penetration only, therefore upping the chances of a female sperm actually reaching and fertilizing the egg first.

Time it just right

According to experienced nurse and midwife Carmen Kosicek, RN, MSN, couples trying for a girl should have intercourse more frequently, stopping two to three days prior to ovulation. "The female sperm live longer, up to 72 hours,” she explains, "so the theory behind this would be that the sperm left around when the egg is present would be the female sperm.”

Don't orgasm during sex

We realize this tip sounds sort of awful, but if your heart's set on having a baby girl, then it's important to resist the urge to orgasm! After an orgasm, your body produces chemicals that cause the vaginal environment to become more alkaline. Apparently, male sperm thrive in this type of environment, while female sperm prefer the more acidic one pre-orgasm.

Tailor your diet

Dr. Cadell points to a study done by researchers at the University of Exeter in England, which surveyed 740 first-time mothers, as well as a study by Maastricht University in the Netherlands, to prove her point: "Both studies confirmed that to boost the odds of conceiving a girl, women should say yes to calcium and magnesium rich foods, such as yogurt, tofu, milk, oatmeal, almonds, spinach, broccoli, beans, cashews and oranges.”

Conversely, they should steer clear of foods high in salt and potassium, like potatoes, bacon, bread, shrimp and smoked salmon. The reason for this? In short, the diet is thought to enhance the acidity of a woman's body, and thus her uterine environment, making it easier for those female sperm to thrive and survive, of course.

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Comments on "Sex positions for conceiving a girl"

dinesh September 19, 2013 | 1:00 AM

how to get a male baby while pregnancy is there any position for to concieve a male baby

SK Malima August 23, 2013 | 3:25 AM

We did our first try with missionary style but no girl yet. Now only one option left, what to do?

Mississippi Girl August 17, 2013 | 10:51 PM

Yes I am going to try this method hopefully it will help me and my husband with the conception of a girl since we already have a 3 year old boy

karena August 14, 2013 | 6:38 AM

Don't orgasm if you want to have a girl? Of course we talk about no orgasm for the Female? Hmmm.. Isn't that ironic, because so many of us who are born beautiful little girls first, then grow up to be beautiful woman often time not always, and not all but from time to time... we need to "fake an orgasm"... I wonder if our mom sets us up for a fall...She wants a girl so much, so she stops herself from enjoying the beautiful moment of becoming "one" with her "dad" and then yay they have a girl, with bunch of issues.. Insecurities, we feel we need to be the one that give in, we are afraid to be independent, (NOT ALL) but some of us women have some issues.. Maybe it all starts at conceptions, when mom stops herself ...dad of course doesn't...he must do what it takes to be "the man" and make a baby.. but the woman better not..if she wants a girl... I guess I'm not having a girl. or I will have a girl one day but I will fully enjoy myself, because I dont want my beautiful little girl to grow up believing she deserves less than a man in this already no so equal society... I will be aware that i'm trying to get pregnant, thus her/his life for me will begin that night, their amazing journey will be shaped by every thought I think for 9 months at first, I'm not going to make that angels 9 moths with me, an amazing experience for both of us.. no toxic thinking... no tears, unless tears of joy, if it will be she, she will hear from me that she is worthy of everything that she desires, that she is strong, beautiful, and even when she falls, and in life we all fall, she will have the inner power to stand up, learn and become a role model for others. I will make sure that our only 9 months together is not just getting ready for her to pop, its a the most beautiful 9 month of her/his life...my child will be conceived when my other half and I make love, and when we both enjoy each and every single moment of it, we can try all kinds of position but our child will know from day one, that it was desired, loved before conceived ...and loved during conception. To just have a baby, is not that difficult, I know friend who were married the sort of wanted sort of not.. a bottle of wine later.. "i'm pregnant" .. "congratulations" .. "thanks".. To me bringing a child into this world, is an amazing gift, responsibility .. I don't just want to do it, and I don't want to screw it up from day one.. I really wonder.. do we women have issues with orgasm because perhaps our mom during our conception did have one... Woman fake it all the time, I've been there myself. The relationship ended, once I got honest with myself...and I'm never doing it again.. we are equal ..once i notice an issue i nip it .. life is too short, i don't want to take one minute for granted..

Sasha July 09, 2013 | 4:21 AM

This article is quite accurate my partner and I tried the positions and now we are not just pregnant with a girl but we are pregnant with twin girls.

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