Is It The Man (Father) Or The Woman (Mother) That Determine Their Baby's Sex?
Most people understand that a baby gets DNA from both its mother and its father. So, a baby girl might get her blue eyes from her mother and her blond hair or athletic ability from her father. Or, a baby boy might get his singing voice from his father and his mathematical ability from his mother. But, what about a baby's gender?
I get a lot of questions about this and many of them indicate to me that there's some confusion about this topic. I often have people tell me that they don't think the mother or the woman has any influence on her baby's gender. And, I've had people also tell me that gender is determined by the mother's father (in the same way that baldness is said to be.)
I maintain that baby gender is, in its own way, determined by both parents. Yes, it is the man's sperm that will ultimately decide whether an X or a Y sperm fertilizes the egg. And, at the end of the day, it's that distinction that determines whether you will have a boy or a girl. But there are also many factors that the mother or woman has some influence over that can also influence her baby's gender as well. I will discuss this more in the following article.
The Man's Sperm Does Have A Great Deal Of Influence Over His Baby's Gender: As I alluded to, you could say that there's an equation that determines baby gender. XX will give you a girl baby. And XY will give you a boy. Here's why. The woman or mother will also contribute an X chromosome to the baby's sex. This doesn't change. The woman only has the capability to provide an X.
The father or man, on the other hand, has two different options. He can either contribute an X or a Y via his sperm that makes it's way through the woman's reproductive tract and hopefully eventually fertilizes her egg and results in a healthy pregnancy. A man's sperm is said to contain equal amounts of both X and Y chromosomes. So, theoretically, there is also an equal chance of either X or Y fertilizing the egg and resulting in either a boy or a girl baby.
Although The Woman Always Contributes An X, Other Factors That Have To Do With The Mother Can Have An Influence On Gender: While I would never attempt to argue that anyone but the male or father makes the ultimate contribution toward gender, I also don't believe that the woman or the mother doesn't make any contribution at all.
The timing in which the woman has intercourse and the PH of her reproductive tract can all make things more or less favorable for the X and Y chromosomes. In short, the mother is the passage way that the sperm (and the chromosomes) go through on their journey. And, if the mother is acidic, this tends to favor a girl baby because such an environment is detrimental to the Y sperm. And, if the mother is alkaline, this is more conducive to boy baby. Likewise, having intercourse early in a woman's reproductive cycle favors a female conception. And having sex after ovulation or later favors a boy conception.
Also, the father or man has no control over whether he's releasing X's or Y's into the equation. But, the woman does have some control over her timing and whether she is acidic or alkaline. So, in this way, I believe the mother does make a controllable contribution to her baby's gender.
I've put together a few websites that take a lot of the guess work out of choosing your baby's gender. You'll find: resources for douche recipes and food PH lists; step by step instructions; resources for determining ovulation times (and examples of good PH and ovulation predictors;)information on when to conceive; and support.
If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/.
If you want a girl baby, check out http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/.
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"Is it a boy or a girl?" Without a doubt, this will be the most typical question a pregnant woman is asked. Even when a great number of pregnant parents want to be surprised the moment their baby arrives, they're rather quickly becoming the minority. With the availability of modern technology, for example ultrasounds, about 9 out of 10 mothers and fathers would like to try guessing baby gender. Are you currently the type of person that would rather plan in advance?
The other day, I received an email from a woman who thought that she might be pregnant. She wanted to know if the gender of her baby would have already been decided (if she did indeed turn out to be pregnant.) She also wanted to know if there is anything that she could do after the fact to change or influence her baby's gender. I will address this in the following article.
I often hear from people who want to know if family history plays a role in the gender of their baby. For example, I might hear from a woman who will tell me something like: "I am one of five girls. There were not any boys in my family. So, does this mean that I will definitely have a girl also?" (The answer to this question is no, but I find it very interesting that very few people even factor in how the father-to-be and his own family might play a role.)
I have a couple of blogs that cover natural gender selection. One common question that I often get is "does the male or father determine the sex of the baby?" The answer to this question is both yes and no. I'll explain why in this article. The father to be does provide the sperm which ultimately determines sex. But the mother has a role to play also.
I have a few blogs set up to help couples who are trying to conceive a specific gender achieve this through natural, inexpensive methods that can work at home. I'm often asked "what exactly goes into determining the sex of the baby?" I'll answer this question in the following article. And, I'll tell you how (and why) these things work and how to make them best work for you, whether you're trying for a girl or boy baby.
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The other day, I had someone email me and ask, "If the father is responsible for and determines a baby's gender or sex, then does that mean that I, as the mother, have no say at all into whether I have a boy or a girl?" While it is the father who provides the X and Y chromosomes that will ultimately fertilize the egg, the mother-to-be has a lot of control as to how her body's environment will either encourage or discourage these when they are making a run for the egg
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