Here are some fast facts and some tips when trying to conceive a boy-
Timing doesn’t sway. Shettles got it wrong.
Timing is based entirely on one man’s mistake.
40-odd years ago, Dr. Landrum Shettles (who was actually an incredibly smart man in pretty much every way and did wonders for the cause of infertility), took a look at some sperm under a microscope and noticed something that no one had ever seen before. Some of the sperm had tiny little heads and seemed to be moving faster, while other sperm had big fat heads and were moving more slowly. He immediately concluded that the fat heads HAD to be X sperm and the skinny heads HAD to be Y sperm. He began to perform and publish studies based on this idea, write books, and we STILL can’t get rid of the guy 40 year later.
The problem is, he was TOTALLY WRONG. What he was really looking at, was capacitated and uncapacitated sperm. The capacitation process had not yet been discovered when Dr. Shettles developed his timing theory. Capacitated sperm are sperm that have lost the protective cap at their tip and are all excited about it because it means they’re ready to fertilize an egg. Uncapacitated sperm are bigger and more laid back because they still have their protective cap. Eventually, they’ll lose that cap and be small and move around a lot more too, but they are BOTH X and Y sperm, whether they have a cap or whether they don’t. Sperm capacitate in waves and they seem to be able to communicate with each other on some primitive level to coordinate this process, so as long as there are living sperm present, some will be capacitated and ready to fertilize any cute little egg who happens to show up dateless at the party, and some will be waiting their turn.
Have a Bedtime Snack, Have a Boy
Studies show that eating a bedtime snack and eating breakfast, meaning one never goes more than 8-10 hours without eating, not even at night, results in more boys.
High Calorie, High Protein Diet will Sway Boy
Studies show that it’s not as simple as consuming calcium and magnesium to conceive a girl and potassium and sodium to conceive a boy.
GenderDreaming has developed a TTC a Boy Natural Gender Selection method to help assist those that want to try to sway their odds naturally to have a boy. This method is referred to as the “High Everything Diet(HE Diet)”. In short, the HE Diet is a
- high calorie
- high protein
- high healthy fat diet, with
- high nutrient intake and eating in patterns that are more likely to help keep blood sugar steady.
This diet has a scientific basis using the Trivers Willard Hypothesis. This research showed that the gender ratios could be controlled by Parental condition at conception. Trivers and Willard believed that animals and humans would give birth to more males when parents are in “good conditions” and more females when parents are in “poor conditions”.
Conditions means more than just diet. There is more to determining gender than what you eat.