There could be many reasons why a couple may wish to choose the sex of their baby.
There could be reasons related to the potential health of the newborn, depending on the sex, or maybe they wish to have a small family and want just one boy and girl.
Possibly, as in my case, you may already have a tribe of boys only and would love to have a little girl to complete your family. Whatever the reason, it is very important to make sure that you will be extremely happy with your newborn, regardless of whether or not you get the gender you are after.
There are plenty of different techniques and various theories to choosing the sex of your baby, and one is the effect of caffeine regarding conceiving a baby boy.
Now I must stress first that the theory of caffeine when trying to choose the sex of your baby is aimed at the father – it is not recommended that a woman drinks coffee or other high caffeine drinks, as this impedes female fertility.
Even just one – two cups a day is reported to lower the chances of conception by 10 percent.
To conceive a baby boy, the egg must be fertilised by the ‘Y’ chromosome, which are faster and more active than the ‘X’ or girl chromosome. Even though both types will be sped up by the father having caffeine prior to intercourse, it will give the boy sperms a boast and better chance to reach the egg as they normally tire quickly and don’t make the distance.
Studies have also shown that caffeine will in fact increase the speed of the male producing sperm more than it does the female producing sperm.
To apply this theory, the father should drink a couple of strong cups of coffee 15-30 mins before having intercourse. If you don’t like drinking coffee then other forms of caffeine are fine, for example strong black tea.
Keep in mind, a high caffeine food or drink is not recommended for long-term use.
This is just one small theory regarding how to choose the sex of your baby, and although no natural techniques can guarantee you the gender of your choice, it is possible to increase your chances of planning the gender of your baby naturally and having up to a 90% chance of having the sex of your choice.