Does the family history of your mother or father determine what the sex of your baby will be?

I often hear from people who want to know if family history plays a role in their baby’s gender. For example, I might hear a woman say something to me like, “I am one of five girls. There were no boys in my family. So does this mean that I will definitely have a girl too?” (The answer to this question is no, but I find it very interesting that very few people consider how the future father and his own family could play a role.)

Now a mom-to-be might ask me something like, “My husband’s family consists solely of boys. Does this mean that my chances of having a girl are not good?” As in the previous scenario, this question does not consider the baby’s mother’s family. (And the answer is also no).

In reality, both the mother and the future father will contribute to the sex or gender of their baby. And frankly, these are the only two people who will really contribute to the outcome. Members of the extended family play a small role (if any) in this scenario. I will discuss more about this matter in the next article.

The parents of the baby in question determine the sex or gender of the baby. The baby’s grandparents do not: I understand that if you are a member of a family of one gender over the other, then it is very tempting to assume that baby boys or girls only run in your family. Many people confess to me that they think there are only some unknown genetic factors that come into play in determining the sex of the baby. But let’s put this assumption aside for a second and try to look at it from a scientific point of view.

Simply put, this is how a baby’s gender is determined. If the baby’s chromosomes are XY, then that baby will be a boy. If the baby’s chromosomes are XX, then that baby will be a girl. The expectant mother will always give an X to this equation. So who is left to contribute? Yes, the father now keeps the contribution of a Y or an X. And studies have indicated that even men who have certain genders in their family have equal numbers of X and Y sperm chromosomes.

So when the couple in question has sex during or near the woman’s ovulation period, the man’s sperm will work to fertilize his egg. These little sperm (and both X and Y are represented here) will rush to the egg and only one will be the one to fertilize it. So the chromosome that completes the mission first is actually what determines the gender of the baby.

But this is really just the end of a story that has more variables. Look, we know that the man contributes similar amounts of X and Y. And we know that the woman is limited to one X. So it might seem like this is a game of chance, but that’s not entirely accurate either. As the sperm reach the egg, they will face many challenges. And these challenges can, believe it or not, affect the outcome and can help determine the gender or sex of your baby.

Also, the boy and girl who produce sperm have different attributes and different strengths and weaknesses. Girls can survive for a much longer period of time and boys can survive even in difficult conditions. Also, children are short lived and vulnerable in an acidic environment. But to balance this, the Ys are the faster of the two.

And this is where women come into play. If you have sex early in your fertility cycle and combine it with an acidic reproductive tract, then you have a better chance of conceiving a girl. But, if you have sex at the end of your fertility cycle and have an alkaline reproductive tract, then you have a better chance of having a child. Sometimes when women swear to me that their family never produces one gender over another, I suspect this may have to do with the PH levels of the women in the family. Some women even tell me that they have tested some women in their family and have shown that the PH levels are very similar.

This is a moot point, but you can easily verify it yourself by testing your own PH and to see if this appears to be true for you. For example, if the women in your family always seem to father girls, I suspect that you will tend to be more acidic. If the women in your family always seem to have baby boys, I suspect it could be alkaline.

The good news is that if you don’t want the gender that runs in your family, you can make a few changes to your diet and conception regimen to change this. PH is only one factor in gender selection, but it is important, especially if you think a gender seems to be common in your family and you want to overcome it.

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