In response to my post yesterday on calculating your ovulation and fertile periods, I received this question. I decided to respond to that today as it ties up this discussion. So, here goes….
Q: Thanks doctor with this can someone use this (knowledge of ovulation and fertile period) to determine the sex of the child?
A: Honestly, when it comes to matters of whether you have a male or female, it’s all up to God 😀
Starting from where we stopped yesterday, when ovulation occurs, a mature egg is released and if there is a sperm cell available and a conducive environment, fertilization occurs. The sperm cell that fertilizes the egg is key to determining the sex of the baby. The sperm cell has one X and one Y chromosome (XY) while the egg has two X chromosomes (XX). The woman always contributes an X chromosome….that’s all she has! She has no Y chromosome and so no matter how much she desires to have a male child, she cannot provide the Y chromosome. The man on the other hand, has both X and Y chromosomes and so he, essentially determines the sex of the child. If he provides an X chromosome, it combines with the female’s own X and forms a girl. If he provides Y, that combines with the female’s X and forms a boy
It is believed in some quarters that the male sperm cells swim faster and so having sexual intercourse on the day of ovulation guarantees having a baby boy…but trust me! The world is littered with women who tried this and it didn’t work! It’s just not up to you! That’s the point 😀
For more on my post yesterday on the calculation of ovulation day, please click on https://chatwithdrketch.com/2018/03/02/hlwdk-daily-health-tips-best-bet-to-ovulate/
People who go for In Vitro Fertilization may have the option of selecting their baby’s sex, but even this is not offered indiscriminately.
I know that traditionally, we like to think that our family lines can only be propagated through the male species, but there are great men worldwide who have only girls as children. I don’t think the world will forget them in a hurry! Your daughters will bring you absolute joy and happiness and perhaps cater for you in ways that you would not have even expected. Both genders are important and we need to accept both as gifts from God.
Have a great weekend, y’all 😀