Do You Need to Have Sex On Day 13 After My Period To Have A Boy Baby?

By: Sandy Dean:  People who are trying to conceive and who have a specific gender in mind are generally hoping that someone can give them a sort of road map on how to accomplish this.  Ideally, they’d really love to know the specific day that they can become pregnant with the baby of their choice.  And one thing that would make all of this much easier is knowing how to count the days from the beginning of your period.  After all, your menstrual period is a finite day that is pretty easy to pinpoint.  (The presence of blood can make it hard to miss.) There is really no guess work involved.  So having a number of days to count from that beginning point would be ideal.  The problem with this is that you hear any variation on the number of days from which you are supposed to count.

Someone might say: “I am trying to become pregnant with a boy baby.  My mother is telling me that if I want a boy, then I need to have sex on day thirteen after my period.  This would be easy to accomplish if it is true.  The thing is, my mom has two girls.  So I’m not sure if she knows what she is talking about.”

I have to say that this advice is a little suspect and I will tell you why.  Many women are told that when they want to become pregnant, they should just start having sex around day 14 of their cycle.  Now, this isn’t a number unique to anyone.  This is just a number that is thought to help women determine their ovulation period.  I can see why this advice is given.  People are thinking that a woman’s menstrual cycle from start to finish is roughly 28 days.  So if you find the mid point of that ( which would be about 14 days) this will give you a very rough and general estimate of about when ovulation should be occurring.

But here is the problem with this thinking.  Do you have a perfect 28 day cycle each and every month?  Do you know for sure that you ovulate at the mid point?  Because many women do not meet either of these criteria. I know I don’t.  The length of my menstrual cycle can vary for all sorts of reasons.  And by testing myself with an ovulation predictor, I know that I typically ovulate closer to day 20 than to day 14.  But I would not have known this if I had not tested.  And if I had tried to conceive on day 14, I would have been way too early.

Just for the sake of argument though, let’s say that your mom was right and that you would be approaching ovulation around day 14 (which is certainly no guarantee.)  For a boy baby, you want to intercourse AFTER ovulation.  Day 13 might be slightly before it, which would be more likely to give you a girl.

If you want to focus on your timing and you want a boy baby, the best thing you can do is to test yourself for ovulation.  To be safe, start about five days after your period and keep right on going until you get a positive reading.  Wanting a boy makes this process a little easier because you are pretty much given a green light once you get your positive reading.  The timing for a girl baby is a little trickier.

However, although this covers timing, there are other considerations.  Your PH is important too.  Ideally, you want to have an alkaline PH at the time that you are having intercourse after ovulation for a boy conception.  And you want to use the right sexual position, at the right time, with the right PH.

Not only does having sex on day 13 have you attempting this a little early if you’re figuring on ovulation half way through a 28 day cycle, but it doesn’t take PH or sexual positions into account.

I know that this can be confusing, but there really is more than one variable to consider.  And they all need to happen at the right time.   I’ve put together a couple of cheat sheets to try to make this a step-by-step and easy process. If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.comIf you want a girl, see

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