Despite most parents ultimately just wishing for a healthy baby, there are many cultural and social factors that can drive the desire for a baby of a particular sex. The medical technology for sex selection of embryos has existed in Australia for many years, but such an option is only available for medical reasons, such as sex-linked chromosomal disorder. This leaves parents who do have a gender preference looking for natural ways of predetermining the sex of their baby. In the s, the idea that timing sex around ovulation can tip the odds in favour of a girl or a boy was popularised by Shettles and Rorvik in the best-selling book How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby.
Can You Choose Your Baby's Gender?
Monday's medical myth: you can control the sex of your baby
Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. It was and Kathryn Taylor was ready to get pregnant — with a boy. I thought it would make him relate to the baby more, and just be more excited overall. I also wanted a boy first so he would protect his future siblings at school, and look out for them in general.
How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant After Having Sex?
If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Getting pregnant may seem like a rather mystical process. Once you learn the science and timing, it makes a bit more sense. Still, you may wonder how long it takes to actually conceive after having sex.
Many parents swear by at-home methods of gender selection. But can you really sway the odds? Ellen Durston, a newspaper reporter in Chicago, always wanted her first child to be female.