Trying to Conceive? (HOW TO CONCEIVE A BOY OR A GIRL)

Most of the time, you won’t know the exact date you got pregnant.

The doctor will do a test which will count the start of your pregnancy journey from the first day of your last menstrual period. This is normally 2 weeks after you have conceived.

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What is conception?

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Sperm Reaching the Egg

You might have wondered what the definition of conception is and is there a difference between conception and ovulation due to the fact that these two happens one after the other.  Ovulation is the cycle when you are at your best to conceive a child. Ovulation happens right before conception.

What does conception mean?

It basically means the exact time and date a child was conceived. When the mother has released her egg and the egg is waiting for a sperm.

The sperm can wait there for a couple of days but the egg will be dissolved if the sperm have not come in contact with it within one day. So it is best to have sex before and during ovulation to make sure that a sperm have reached the egg.

When does conception occur?

After the egg has been released, it moves into the Fallopian tube. It stays there for 24 hours waiting for one sperm to fertilize it. If there is no sperm to fertilize the egg, it will move through the uterus and dissolve.

How long does conception take?

You can get pregnant 1 – 3 days after you had sex. It all depends on when you ovulate and if there is a sperm to fertilize the egg. Conceiving does not take long; once the egg has been fertilized the conception process is done!

Trying to conceive?

The absolute desire to have a baby can persuade a woman to make better lifestyle choices. For a woman who wants to enhance their fertility, taking care of your body is the first step to take. A woman who is trying to conceive a baby should learn how her menstrual cycle works. When you know how this works, your chances to get pregnant are so much higher than just having random sex and hoping you will get pregnant.

It is important to know how far apart your cycles are so that you can accurately time your intercourse to fall pregnant more easily.

10 tips on how to conceive a baby that might help you get pregnant:

Use these tips to make the conception process easier. Bear in mind these tips will only help if you or your partner does not have any known fertility problems.

1: Monitor menstrual cycle frequently:

A woman trying to have a baby should record whether her first days of her period are likely to come the same number of days apart each month. Your period may be irregular, meaning your cycle lengths vary each month, making it a bit harder to know exactly when you will be ovulating.

By monitoring this information on a special calendar, a woman can predict within 2 – 3 months when she might be ovulating, when her egg will be released. A woman’s egg is fertile for 24 hours and a man’s sperm can hang around in the Fallopian tube for about 6 days waiting for the egg.

2: Record ovulation:

Women with regular cycles will usually ovulate 2 weeks before her period. Women with irregular menstrual cycles are harder to predict but is usually between 12 – 16 days before the next period. There are a few methods you can use to determine your most fertile days of each month.

Home ovulation kits can make some of the guesswork easier. They are good for figuring out when you may ovulate but read the instructions on the leaflet very carefully as products differ.

These tests use your urine to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone. The first 3 days after a positive result is the best time for couples to have sex to increase the chances of becoming pregnant.

A second method is tracking cervical mucus, which involves a woman regularly checking both the amount and appearance of mucus in her vagina. Women who checked their cervical mucus consistently were 2 times more likely to get pregnant over a period of 6 months.

Before ovulating, the amount of mucus increases and it becomes thinner and more slippery; when this happens it can then help the sperm make its way to the egg.

3: Have sex twice a day during your fertile days:

The fertile window is 6 days. 5 Days before ovulating and then one day when you are actually ovulating. This is because the sperm can last for 6 days as mentioned earlier. These are the days you are most fertile.

It is also recommended to have sex every other day if couples are too tired to keep up with this routine. When you and your partner have sex two times a day, you will get tired but you will also increase the likelihood of  to getting pregnant. It is best to have sex two days before ovulating to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

4: Try to achieve a healthy body weight:

Being to heavy can reduce your chances of conceiving a baby, but being too thin can be even harder to have a baby. Women who is overweight take twice as long to fall pregnant than women with a normal BMI. A woman who is underweight with a BMI of 19 and less can take up to four times longer to conceive a baby. They say women who are too thin might not be getting regular periods or stop ovulating all together.

5: Take prenatal vitamins:

It is recommended to take prenatal vitamins even before becoming pregnant. Doing this, you can find one that is more agreeable to your system and stick with it during your pregnancy. The reason for this is that some vitamins might not work well with your system making you feel nauseous and sick all the time.

Women are recommended to consume 400 mcg of folic acid every day for at least a month before getting pregnant to help prevent birth defects.

Taking these supplements are a good idea because the neural tube develops into the brain and spine 3 – 4 weeks after conception before many women even realize they are pregnant.

Getting a head start on folic acid supplementation is a good idea because the neural tube develops into the brain and spine three to four weeks after conception occurs, before many women realize they’re pregnant.

These are my 5 tips on how conceive a baby. Please remember that there are other things to consider as well such as stopping smoking, cutting back on alcohol and various other things that may influence your baby’s health.

How to conceive a boy?

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Baby Boy

You are more likely to conceiving a boy with these 7 things:

  • You must have sex on the day of your ovulation because male sperms swim faster and reach the egg first on the ovulation day. Wow, can you believe this. This is so amazing. I never knew this until I researched it a bit.
  • When you reach an orgasm before your partner does. This releases an alkaline fluid thought to be more male sperm friendly than the vagina’s natural acidity.
  • Do deep penetrating positions like doggy style.
  • The higher the sperm count, the better chance you have to conceive a boy because male sperms are weaker than female sperms and when there is more than enough sperm, the is a much higher and better chance for them to reach the egg.
  • Avoid sex a week before ovulation and have sex only once on ovulation day to keep the sperm count strong.
  • Your partner does not wear tight fitted underwear.
  • You eat salty food, lots of meat and fish, pasta, lots of fruit, nuts, chocolate and avoid milk and dairy product such as yogurt and cheese.

Watch the video below to get some tips on conceiving a boy:

How to conceive a girl:

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Baby Girl

It is much easier to conceiving a girl than it is to conceive a boy.

  • Avoid having sex positions with deep penetration. The spoon or girl on top is the best position when you want to have a baby girl because the sperm is not deposited as closely to the cervix as in for instance the doggy style position.
  • It seems that girl sperm favor a more acidic environment. This is mostly out of your control though eating some foods can increase the acidic pH. Foods such as blueberries, spinach and almond milk.
  • When having sex more frequently makes the sperm count less, and this is a good thing if you want to have a girl.
  • It is recommended for women to avoid having an orgasm during sex. Orgasms help produce a more alkaline environment which the male sperms favor.
  • Having sex 2 – 4 days before you ovulate can increase your chances of a girl and avoid having sex on your ovulation day, as mentioned earlier on how to conceive a boy.

Watch the video below to get some tips on conceiving a girl:

So there you have it; everything you need to know about conception and what to do when you want to conceive a boy or a girl. These tips will help you get pregnant faster; assuming you or your partner does not have fertility problems. Use these tips and tricks to your advantage but do not solely rely on it to become pregnant.

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