Choosing your Baby’s Gender with BBT Tracking

More than 50 years of scientific research in the field of determining a baby’s gender has revealed that the time of conception influences your baby’s gender. Experts say that if you want to achieve a girl, then you should have sex before ovulation. For a boy, sexual intercourse should take place on the day you ovulate or just after.

One way to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation is to keep track of your basal body temperature (BBT), the body’s resting temperature. You should check your temperature at the same time every morning, tracking your results with a chart or app. By tracking your BBT, you can more accurately calculate your day of ovulation. 

Prior to ovulation, a woman’s BBT usually varies from 97.2° to 97.7° Fahrenheit (36.2°-36.5° Celsius). However, the day after ovulation, the BBT rises from 0.4 to 1.0 degrees as a result of hormonal changes. This switch of temperature with a tendency to a higher level often lasts until a woman’s next period starts. After tracking basal body temperature for a few cycles, a woman will have a better understanding of her ovulation dates. 

Timing intercourse for conceiving a girl

If you are trying to conceive a girl, the optimal time to have intercourse is two or three days prior to ovulation. Since female sperm live longer than male sperm, the male sperm will die in the days leading up to ovulation. This allows the female sperm to outlive the male sperm and to arrive first to fertilize the egg. The female sperm are also more capable of surviving in acidic vaginal environment in the days leading up to ovulation. If you’re unsure of how to time your attempt, Nili’s 12-month fertility program can help you optimize your timing and increase your success of having a girl. If you dream of having a baby girl, get started <here> with our program today.

Timing intercourse for conceiving a boy

If you are trying to conceive a boy,  intercourse should take place as close to the time of ovulation as possible. The male sperm are faster, and therefore have a higher success rate of reaching the egg ahead of the female sperm. If you’re unsure of how to time your attempt, Nili’s 12-month fertility program can help you optimize your timing and increase your success of having a boy. If you dream of having a baby boy, get started <here> with our program today.