If We Have Sex On Alternate Days For A Whole Month, Which Gender Is More Likely To Be Conceived

By: Sandy Dean:  I sometimes hear from young couples who want to try to become pregnant.  Understandably, they are excited about the prospect of starting a family and they want to get started right away.  They also want quick results – so many of them will figure that quantity is important in this process.  By that I mean that they have chosen to have sex frequently – say, every other day.  They figure that by doing so, they can cover all of their bases and not leave any day that could be a conception day “wasted.”

For example, someone might say: “once my husband and I made the decision to have a baby this year, I decided why waste any time?  We stopped using condoms immediately.  And now we have decided to have sex every other day.  I don’t want to lower his sperm count by having sex every single day.  And I know that sperm can last for a while, so I figure that alternating days have me covered.  But I’m wondering what this schedule will do in terms of giving me a girl or boy baby?  Which is more likely?”

That’s hard to predict because when you are using the on / off schedule, there is no way to predict if you are actually going to ovulate on an “off “day or an “on” day.  And this is vitally important.  Your ovulation day (and when you have intercourse in relationship to it) can largely impact your baby’s gender.  I understand your thought process, but I think that your plan could be better.  Why? Because what if you ovulate on the morning of an “off” day?  If you want a boy baby, then it’s best to have sex pretty quickly after you have ovulated.  But if that’s your “off” day, then this timing isn’t optimal.  Of course, if you ovulate and then have sex on your “on” day, then this would favor a boy baby.

Now, if you wanted a girl, then this alternating schedule still has some flaws.  If you are trying for a girl, you want to have sex well before ovulation, BUT you want to stop having sex once ovulation happens.   You can’t do this if you are still following that alternating schedule.

The better way to go about this is to be very well aware of when you ovulate.  You can easily do this by using saliva or urine ovulation predictors.  (You can see examples of the saliva sticks on Ebay here.) If you want a girl, you may want to give yourself a month to get a good feel of when you ovulate so that you are ready to go the next month.  Once you know EXACTLY when you ovulate, then you can have sex accordingly, depending on the gender that you want. (Although please do be aware that some women ovulate at different times on different months.)

While the alternating schedule does assure frequency, it is like trying to hit a bull’s eye that you can’t see.  But if you are using an ovulation predictor and know when you are ovulating, then you can see your target much more easily.  The more information that you have, the easier it is to be successful in choosing your baby’s gender.

Speaking of which, I’ve put together a couple of free websites that outline the process to choose your baby’s gender step by step.  If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.comIf you want a girl, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com

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