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Do you want to pick the sex of your baby?

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Even though some people won't admit it, there are those who do actually care what sex their new baby will be. But is there any way to turn the odds in your favor? There are a few different ways...

Dr. Shettles

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An expert with over 50 years experience in IVF, Dr. Shettles, wrote a book called How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, where he gives instructions on how to choose the sex of your baby.

Chromosomes

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To have a boy, you need a sperm with the 'Y' chromosome, versus the "X' chromosome. Since all female eggs contain the 'X' chromosome, combining two X's will get you a girl while combining an X with a Y will give you a boy.

Swimmers

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The 'Y' sperm are smaller but swim faster, while the 'X' sperm are heartier and larger, but swim slower.

Speed Swimmers

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When it comes to timing of ovulation, the size and speed of the sperm make all the difference. How? If the egg is already in the Fallopian tube, most likely the faster swimmers, the' Y' sperm will get there first and result in an 'XY' fertilization, giving you a male fetus.

Size

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Size does matter. If a woman has not ovulated yet, the quicker 'Y' sperm will swim up the Fallopian tubes, but will not find an egg. Meanwhile, the slower, larger 'X' sperm are still making their way. The longer the sperm stay inside there, the more they die off, and the smaller 'Y' sperm die first. That means by the time an egg is ovulation, only the heartier 'X' sperm are alive, resulting in an 'XX' fertilization ... a girl fetus.

Timing

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"That time of the month" takes on new meaning, as it all comes down to timing and tracking ovulation is key. Dr. Shettles advises that to increase sperm count, you should abstain from sex for 4-5 days before ovulation, and then have sex on the day of ovulation. Position also helps deposit the sperm deeper into the vagina, so technically speaking, doggy style is great for having a boy.

Tracking Ovulation

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There are ovulation kits to help you track your ovulation, as well as tracking your morning morning temperature (BBT), cervical mucus, and cervical position.

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Now that you know, maybe nine months from now (if your timing is right) you'll be the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy.