Now, I know you are going to ask me, what are those miracle methods that she used to make her dream come true.
These can give out the best odds for getting the gender of your choice. However, they are quite heavy on the pocket.
Sperm Sorting Method
In this, the X sperm and Y sperm are sorted. Hence, if a baby boy is desired, the Y sperms are used. On the other hand, if a baby girl is desired, then the X sperm are used. The sorted sample is then used to impregnate the woman, through human artificial insemination. The success rates are high but not 100%. If a boy is desired, there is 10% chance that it can be a girl. If, on the other hand, a baby girl is desired, there is a 24% chance that it can be a boy.
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnoses
In this process, the eggs are collected from the mother and fertilized with the father's sperm. The consequential embryos are then, incubated for 3 days, until they have grown to 6 - 10 cells each. Then a single cell is removed from each of the embryos and studied. Each of these cells consists of complete copy of the DNA in its chromosomes. Analysis of this single cell can foretell the embryo's future. So, whether it will have a genetic disease, chromosomal abnormalities, and whether it will become a boy or a girl, we can answer these questions. The embryos containing cells of the desired gender are then artificially inseminated into the woman.
These have fairly good success rates. They are relatively slower acting, but they cost less as well.
The Shettles Method
As per the Shettles theory, X sperms and Y sperms have certain characteristics. X sperm (leading to a girl) is slower, larger, oval headed, more resilient, and long-lived. On the other hand, Y sperm (leading to a boy) is faster, smaller, round headed, fragile, and short-lived. As such, ideal conditions would see a Y sperm, with its speed, winning the race to the egg, leading to conception of a boy. However, under less than ideal conditions, the X sperm, due to its resilience, will out live the Y sperm, leading to conception of a girl. Hence, as per this method the timing of intercourse and the time of ovulation are kept track of, for best results.
This process negates the Shettles theory and states that, for conception of a girl, intercourse needs to be had 1 day after ovulation. Although, there are a list of instructions that need to be followed for best effects.
- The father cannot ejaculate at least 7 days prior (if possible, more). This will lead to more X sperm, as compared to Y sperms.
- Have intercourse only 8 - 20 hours after ovulation.
- Avoid intercourse until you are infertile. That is, either use condoms or avoid sex until your 'safe days'.