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Some parents-to-be secretly hope for one sex over the other. Some even want to tilt the odds in the favor of one.
If you want your baby to be a boy, should you eat more red meat? To get a girl, should you treat yourself to chocolate? Or make love under a full moon?

Everyone's heard at least one of these stories, and we all know they're just urban myths. But what if, by chance, one of these methods actually works?
1-Your child is what you eat
According to “folk wisdom”, what you put in your body before conceiving may affect what comes out nine months later.

If you want a boy...
  • Eat more meat; the redder the better.
  • Stick with salty snacks such as chips.
  • Drink coffee before sex, since this causes the sperm with Y chromosomes to become more active.
  • Dads-to-be, you should stock up on soda, especially cola drinks.

If you want a girl...
  • Both partners should eat lots of fish and veggies followed by a chocolate dessert.
  • Give in to your chocolate craving, or just eat sweets in general.

2- It's all in the timing
In a society where many people still check their daily horoscope for guidance, is it any surprise that superstition and folklore also dictate when to make love if you want to pick your baby's sex?
If you want a boy...
  • Make love when there's a quarter moon in the sky.
  • Make love at night.
  • Schedule your lovemaking sessions for odd numbered days of the month.
  • Have as much sex as possible, since many people believe more boys are conceived during the "honeymoon" phase of a relationship.
  • Let your partner initiate sex and focus on his pleasure. Legend says if the man climaxes first, you'll conceive a baby boy.
If you want a girl...
  • Get together on the even days of the month.
  • Make love in the afternoon.
  • Try to have sex during a full moon.

Surprise your partner! Legend says women who initiate sex are more likely to give birth to daughters.
3- Keeping your cool
According to some stories, being relaxed when you conceive means you'll have a girl. If you're a worrywart, a son's in your future.
4- Just plain way out there!
Some say that if the hairline at the base of your last child's neck is a ducktail, your next baby will be a girl. If it's straight across, prepare for a boy. Another story says that the baby's sex is determined by which partner is dominant in the relationship at the time of conception.
Gender Prediction
Beware, pregnant moms. From the moment you tell your friends and family about your pregnancy, the congratulations you receive will be uttered in the same instant as, "Are you having a boy or a girl?" Occasionally, even the due date takes a backseat to the baby's sex.

Perhaps this is our desire to envision a complete little person before the birth, a need to begin attributing characteristics, considering names, and finding the perfect blue booties or pink layette. Are you confused about your coming angel’s name? Click here and know what does each name means.

Sometimes curiosity about a baby's gender leads to some gender-guessing games that may leave moms-to-be wondering:
  • Baby girls' heart rates are faster than boys' heart rates!
  • Carrying your baby high indicates a boy, while carrying it low means you're having a girl.
  • Suspending a gold wedding ring (or needle) from a necklace or string over a pregnant mom's belly will predict the baby's sex by the way the ring swings; circular motions for a girl, back and forth for a boy.
  • If your body hair or nails grow faster during your pregnancy, you're having a baby boy. If hair and nails grow slower, you're carrying a girl.
  • You are more likely to experience severe morning sickness if you are carrying a girl.
  • Moms crave sour and salty foods with a baby boy and sweet foods with a baby girl.
All of these are just myths that make the guessing game fun until you find out for sure. In the end, a newborn, be it a boy or a girl, will need the same care. Click here to know how to take care of your newborn!