A few weeks back I wrote a post about how to conceive a girl baby and talked about both The Shettles Method for conceiving a girl and the O+12 method. I also briefly touched on the Whelan Method but to be fair didn’t write about it as much as Shettles because I didn’t have all the information.
So this post I’m going to go into more detail on the Whelan Method and also look at some other sex selection theories as well so you have all the information.
The Whelan Method for Conceiving a Girl
This method was developed by Elizabeth Whelan and is based on the works of Dr Rodrigo Guerrero of Colombia’s research from the 1970’s.
Like the Shettles Method, this also relies on ovulation timing but is in fact the exact opposite of when Shettles says to time intercourse.
From a study of over 1,300 women who charted their temperature’s using basal body temperature (BBT), it was found that on the day of the temperature rise (indicating that ovulation had just occurred) that there was a greater chance of having a girl baby than a boy on that day.
In fact the studies went on to say, you had the best chance of having a boy baby if conception occurred six or more days before the temperature rise.
The success rate of the Whelan method says that it works 65% of the time for a boy, and 57% of the time for a girl.
So if you want to try the Whelan Method for getting pregnant with a girl
Take your temperature every morning using basal body temperature before you get out of bed and chart your temperature changes. On the morning that you notice an increase of about half a degree or more have intercourse as soon as possible within the next 24 hours.
The Ericsson Method for Conceiving a Girl
A little more scientific than the previous method’s I’ve outlined on this getting pregnant blog, the Ericsson method uses intrauterine insemination (IUI) to deposit the sperm containing the gender of your choice into the woman’s body close to when she ovulates.
Developed by Ph.D. Ronald J Ericsson, he developed a method of separating the X and Y chromosome sperm through a filtering process and then depositing them into the uterus.
This method claims a higher success rate than the others, with a 73% success rate of having a female baby and 71% success rate of having a male child. This method obviously cannot be done at home however, and must be done by a qualified fertility doctor or IVF clinic. For that reason it can be quite costly.
If you want to try the Ericsson Method for getting pregnant with a girl:
Visit your local fertility doctor or clinic and discuss your options.
Using the Chinese Gender Chart for Conceiving a Girl
And finally we come to the Eastern way of trying for a girl that suggests that certain months are better for conceiving a boy or girl depending on your age. Legend has it that this calendar was buried in a royal tomb near Beijing over 700 years ago.
While no real studies have shown whether this calendar works or not (some claim a 90% success but no scientific studies have ever been conducted on it), it can be fun to try and predict the outcome of your babies gender with the Chinese Gender Chart:
All of these methods that I have outlined on this blog are still not guaranteed 100%. The only real way to ensure you have a baby with the gender of your choice is through artificial insemination or selective abortion – and even then the results are not guaranteed, not to mention the ethical dilemma’s they create.