Can You Trick Your Body into Letting You Pick the Sex of Your Baby?

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“Condition” refers to factors such as availability of food, body size, dominance, and overall health. The conditions of the mother at the time of conception will determine the sex of their children.

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Melissa Larson et al. took the theory a step further, proposing that the mother’s glucose level has a significant impact on sex determination as well. Larson believed that elevated levels tend to produce males. South African zoologist Elissa Cameron of the University of Pretoria also theorized in her studies that higher glucose levels in the uterus played an important role in whether an egg divides into a male or female.

The Trivers-Willard Hypothesis seems to be supported in cases of invitro fertilization (IVF) as well. When a woman's eggs are fertilized through IVF, the ball of cells that develops into the embryo is kept in a solution of glucose. It has been shown that the longer the embryo remains in this environment, the higher likelihood a male will be produced.

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With all that said, it seems that those who are seeking boys should maintain or even gain weight, while those wanting a girl should try and “trick” their bodies into thinking times are tougher than they may actually be.

This rationale, along with Trivers-Willard Theory, is backed up by this article in Psychology Today, stating that women seeking male offspring would do best to eat a diet rich in proteins, vitamin C, folate, iron, zinc, potassium, and fat; whereas those wishing for female offspring would benefit the most from diets full of vitamin A, B12, and other foods lower in fat and proteins.

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Can You Trick Your Body into Letting You Pick the Sex of Your Baby?

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  1. lucy says:

    Read ‘Swaying’ by Lucinda Blanchard on Amazon. It’s a fictional account of two woman who really want a daughter and try lots of crazy methods to sway the odds.

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