Share via Email Unless there are serious medical grounds, it is illegal in the UK to choose the sex of your child. We sit around a glass coffee table. The room is clean and modern, the furnishings are that chicken soup colour favoured by architects — and expensive private clinics. Which is just where they are heading. The Gunns want a baby girl.
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If you want a boy, on the other hand, you should have sex as close as possible to ovulation — since the speedy Y-sperm will be more likely to get to the egg first. So to conceive a boy, you should have sex four to six days before ovulation. And to conceive a girl, you should have sex either two to three days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation. Gender-selection kits: There are a variety of kits available that are based on altering the conditions around the egg and sperm by using nutritional supplements and douches to make the vaginal tract more receptive to either the X- or Y-sperm. Most experts consider the claims of these kits to be suspect.
If you're already expecting then you'll probably want to know if you're having a boy or a girl, but if you're yet to conceive you might be interested in how to conceive a girl or how to conceive a boy, before you get pregnant. Want to know how to conceive a girl or boy? There are of course medical ways to choose whether you conceive a girl or a boy, but these are currently illegal in the UK, other than in exceptional health-related circumstances.