After having three boys, we bet Victoria Beckham is hoping to have a baby girl. Apparently these methods could have helped her — or any woman — influence the sex of the baby!
Are you secretly hoping to have a baby boy? Or how about a girl? Well, you might be in luck. There are supposedly certain things a couple can do to help influence the sex of their future baby. Oh man, if only Posh and Becks had known — they could have guaranteed themselves a little girl.
We’re assuming being a mother of three boys to Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5, Victoria Beckham, 36,is hoping to welcome a pink bundle of joy this summer. Here’s the methods she could have used to help her baby dream come true!
Eat More Cheese
Apparently, sperm can be influenced by the environment in the uterus. Those carrying the Y chromosome — which produces boys — prefer an alkaline environment, while those carrying the X chromosome — which results in a girl — do better in an acidic one. So to produce a girl, a woman should eat more dairy products and vegetables, and avoid alkaline foods such as bananas and chocolate. Statistics show vegetarians produce more girls!
Women with high levels of testosterone are much more likely to produce boys. But, “Testosterone dips with age,” reproductive scientist Dr. Valerie Grant tells the Daily Mail. “You could have six boys in a row then produce a girl in your 40s.” Victoria has waited a while since having Cruz — maybe there’s a Beckham beauty in her belly?
Get stressed at work
Stressed men are more likely to produce girls! One study says that men with high-stress jobs produce less testosterone and therefore are more likely to father girls. According to researchers at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, studies show the normal ratio of 100 girls born to every 105 boys changed to 135-100 for fathers in high-stress jobs.
Time the conception
A 1970s study by Dr. Landrum Shettles shows that waiting until three or more days after ovulation can help a couple produce a girl. Boys are conceived very close to ovulation because the Y sperm are naturally faster and shorter-lived and get to the egg first. So if a couple waits longer after ovulation to conceive, the X sperm has a fighting chance to beat the Y sperm! It’s 75 percent successful!
Wear tight clothes
Dr. Shettles also says that men who wear tight underpants and take hot baths can damage the delicate Y sperm, which then increases the chance of an X sperm fertilizing the egg and producing a girl! David Beckham does wear some tight undies!
Scientists say women who eat fewer calories around the time of conception (1,750 compared to 2,250 per day) are more likely to conceive a girl. Victoria is super slim — does she skip the most important meal of the day?
Since Y sperm are faster than X sperm, sexual positions like standing up are not recommended for a couple hoping to have girl. This kind of position gets the sperm very close to the egg, meaning the Y sperm would get there first. Also, women are encouraged not to have orgasms because they release alkaline secretions, reducing the chances of conceiving a girl. Let’s hope Posh and Becks kept it conservative!
What do you think of these tips for influencing the sex of a baby, Hollymoms?