At the moment you confirm that you are pregnant, the most common thought that goes through your mind is if this little baby is a boy or a girl? And what determines that? At conception, gender is determined by chromosome characteristics from Dad’s sperm, either an X or a Y. Each unfertilized egg carries an X chromosome while the sperm can carry either the X or Y. So if the sperm carrying an X chromosome fertilizes the egg, the baby is a girl and if it’s a Y then the baby is a boy!
Baby GenderThere are many ways couples try to conceive one gender or the other but studies show there are no guarantees that any of these methods work. The most popular though is the Chinese Fertility Chart. This method uses your age and the month that you will conceive to angle for one gender or the other.
Another popular one has to do with your diet. A menu with salty foods, red meat, fish, and beans is said to produce a boy. This diet method also says to avoid acidic foods to create an environment for the boy-bearing sperm to thrive. So, is that suggesting that you would avoid these foods if you are hoping for a girl?
Boy or Girl?But a method that they say has a 75%-80% chance of success in conceiving a girl is timing intercourse. The X chromosome or the female sperm are bigger and live longer than male sperm, but they are slower. So having intercourse a few days before ovulation will give the female sperm an advantage over the male sperm. Ideally, you want to have intercourse several days before you ovulate.
Will Your Baby be a Boy or Girl?When you reach 14 weeks the waiting ends to find out if your little one is a boy or a girl!
An ultrasound at this gestation period can determine gender. Most doctors say that gender can’t be seen until the 20-week mark, but mainly because they schedule the anatomy scan around 20 weeks and aren’t going to schedule an ultrasound just to determine gender.
We, at Unique Ultrasound are skilled at gender determination. We have lots of experience (it is our profession), and we will be successful in finding out if you are having a boy or girl, it’s guaranteed.
So don’t wait to go shopping or start decorating that nursery, come in for a Gender Ultrasound Session today!
Call for an appointment at (951) 694-8388 or stop in to see us at 28410 Old Town Front Street, #111 in Temecula.
Author: Unique Ultrasound