baby boyWhen you found out you were pregnant, did you want a boy or a girl? When a couple finds out that they are pregnant, whether they admit it or not, we secretly (or not so secretly) prefer one sex over the other. Sure, we all say that we don't care as long as the baby is healthy and I think that is true, for the most part, but there is a little part of us, the un-PC part, who has a preference. I gave birth to two beautiful little girls so I've got that under control but I did some research and found out the answer to how to get yourself a bouncing baby boy.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you conceive a boy.

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Know your ovulation: You need to know when you are ovulating so that you can time your sex to conceive a boy.

Have sex close to ovulation: Male sperm are faster swimmers than female sperm but they also die quickly. Female sperm are in it for the long haul. It gives the male sperm a chance to survive.

Keep his "boys" warm: It is believed that by keeping the testicles warm, they are more hospitable to producing male babies. Use your imagination, there is no "wrong" way to do this.

Goodbye missionary, hello doggy style: To help get the male sperm to where it needs to get to, you need a position hat allows for deeper penetration like standing sex, doggy style or cowgirl. The idea is that you get the little guys closer to their final destination. The closer the sperm can make it to the entrance of the uterus, the less acidic.

Eat a big meal: Apparently, boy sperm prefer alkaline environments. To make this happen, it's recommended that when trying to conceive a boy you eat more red meat, salty foods and pop. Not the healthiest meal but hey, if you want your baby boy, sacrifices will have to be made.

The Big O: Having an orgasm will help produce a more alkaline environment in your vagina. Male sperm love an alkaline environment. The orgasm causes contractions which helps the sperm to get to the egg faster beating out its female counterpart.

Drink your Robitussin: It is believed that by taking a dose of cough medicine that has guaifenesin in it before doing the deed, a woman can help thin out her mucus membranes in the cervix, allowing the male sperm to get through more easily.

Obviously, these are not all scientifically proven but they are rumored to help you conceive a boy. I am certain that by following these tips, there is a 50/50 chance that you will conceive a baby boy.

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Deborah is better known as Truthful Mommy. She is a writer, wife, and Mami to her beautiful daughters. Self-proclaimed tech junkie and Fashionista. Deborah spends her days in suburbia, shuttling little ones while planning social media world domination. Occasionally, she sleeps.

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