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22 Nov 2004

can you manipulate the sex of a baby before conceiving?
I know this might sound like a strange question, but I want to know if it is at all possible to "manipulate" your body in such a way to make the conceiving of a girl/boy easier. I once heard somewhere that if you eat the right types of food (can't remember what though) you can actually enhance the chance of getting what you want. Is this true? And are there any other ways to help choose the sex of the baby before or during pregnancy? For the woman or/and her partner?

My husband and I desperately want a girl and although we are just in the planning phase of getting pregnant, I would like to know what we can do to enhance our chance of getting a girl. We will also be thankful if we get a boy, but it would be interesting to know if there is any methods to ensure any one sex.
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01 Jan 0001

I agree with Renira.

Best wishes
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