Emelia. Age: 28.
The first evidence that women can influence the sex of their child by what they eat before they become pregnant is published today. Truth in old wives' tales on baby gender. The study, which links higher energy intake around conception to the birth of sons, provides the first explanation of why the number of boy babies is in decline in the west, suggesting it is the result of women consuming low fat foods and skipping breakfast, among other things. The research shows a higher calorie intake around the time of conception can shift the odds of having a son from ten to 11 boys in every 20 births.
Annalee. Age: 29.
Facts and Myths About Predicting the Sex of Your Baby
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.
Alivia. Age: 24.
Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes
The tests have been available to consumers in drugstore chains and online for a few years, but their use has been limited, partly because their accuracy was unclear. One company, which guaranteed European doctors now routinely use the tests to help expectant parents whose offspring are at risk for rare gender-linked disorders determine whether they need invasive and costly genetic testing.
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