How to conceive a baby girl - Myths

How to conceive a baby girl - Myths

Whether a boy or a girl, all babies are beautiful and deserve to be loved. Ever since you got pregnant, you might be wondering if your baby will be a boy or a girl. Some relatives or friends might have told you to do something or the other so that you have a baby girl. But pregnancy and childbirth is a natural process. You should never worry about your baby’s gender. Just let everything happen naturally and feel blessed about your baby.

In this blog, we talk about some popular myths about how to conceive a baby girl.

This blog does not encourage you to determine the gender of your baby. In India, it is ILLEGAL to determine the gender of your baby during or before pregnancy.

First of all, when and how is the gender of a baby decided?

In general, a male has XY chromosomes and a female has XX chromosomes. So, the eggs produced in your body will have an X chromosome, while the sperms in your husband’s body will have X or Y chromosome. During fertilization, if the sperm fertilizing the egg has a Y chromosome, your baby will be a boy and if the sperm has an X chromosome, your baby will be a girl. Your baby’s gender is decided at the time of fertilization based on the sperm that fertilizes the egg. So it depends on the father and not the mother. There is nothing you do can control the gender of your baby.

Now, let’s see what are the most popular myths about how to conceive a baby girl.

Myth 1. How to conceive a baby girl: Eat sour foods

eat sour foods

Many people believe that food habits can control the baby’s gender. They might tell you that by eating sour food, you will conceive a baby girl. This is not true. Eating sour foods will not guarantee that you will conceive a baby girl. But you should eat some sour foods to get vitamin C which will keep you healthy.

Myth 2. How to conceive a baby girl: Have more milk and milk products

more milk and milk products

Some people may tell you that by drinking milk, or by eating paneer and curd regularly, you will conceive a baby girl. This is also not true. But you should drink milk and eat milk products regularly for good health. Milk products might lead to weight gain, so have a limit on this.

Myth 3. How to conceive a baby girl: Avoid eating bananas

avoid eating bananas

According to this belief, if you stop eating bananas before your pregnancy, you will conceive a baby girl. This is absolutely wrong. Your food intake will not change your baby’s gender. Also, you should include some potassium-rich foods like bananas in your diet.

Myth 4. How to conceive a baby girl: Your husband should wear loose undergarments

husband should wear loose undergarments

According to this myth, if your husband wears tight undergarments, the temperature of his private parts will increase. This will increase the chances of having a baby girl. Like all the others mentioned above, this is also not true. Tight undergarments do not guarantee that you will conceive a baby girl. But, it is true that tighter undergarments can harm the sperm. So it is always better if your husband wears loose undergarments.

Myth 5. How to conceive a baby girl: Keep a red ribbon under your pillow

red ribbon under pillow

According to this belief, if you keep a red ribbon under your pillow, you will have a baby girl. There is definitely no relation between these things and your baby's gender. Do not believe these tips.

Myth 6. How to conceive a baby girl: Having sex on particular days of your menstrual cycle

sex on particular days of your menstrual cycle

You might have also heard people say that having sex at certain days of your menstrual cycle will help to conceive a baby girl. They say that having sex on alternate days after your menstrual period ends will help you in having a baby girl. Like all the other myths, this one is also wrong. Planning the time of conception does not guarantee that you will conceive a baby girl.

Myth 7. How to conceive a baby girl: Having sex in the daytime

sex in the daytime

It is also a very popular belief that the chances of conceiving a baby girl are high if you have sex in the day. But there is no guarantee is this. The time of sex has no control over your baby’s gender. Never believe such tips blindly.

Myth 8. How to conceive a baby girl: You should not have sex 4-5 days before your ovulation date

should not have sex 4-5 days before your ovulation date

According to this myth, if you don't have sex 4-5 days before your ovulation date, then you will be pregnant with a baby girl. This is also wrong. As you would have already read above, the time of sex does not control your baby's gender.

Myth 9. How to conceive a baby girl: Having sex daily

having sex daily

According to this myth, if you have sex daily, you will conceive a baby girl. This is absolutely wrong. Do not believe in any such tips about how to conceive a girl.

Myth 10. How to conceive a baby girl: Your husband should have an orgasm first

husband should have an orgasm first

According to some people, if the man has an orgasm before the woman during sex, then they will conceive a baby girl. Again, this is also wrong. It does not matter which one of you has an orgasm first. This does not determine the gender of your baby.

It does not matter whether you have a boy or a girl. He/she deserves your love equally. Please don’t try any methods, medicine or other items that tell you how to conceive a baby girl or boy. Also, if you know someone among your friends or relatives who are doing this, talk to them and help them understand that what they are doing is wrong.

During this time of pregnancy, you and husband should prepare for the wonderful surprise of your baby’s gender. Focus on your baby’s health for now. Just enjoy this time with your husband now and soon, both of you will surely be happy whether you have a baby girl or baby boy.

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