Sunday, November 8, 2009

How is the Fetus's Sex Determined?

Each sperm has an X and a Y chromosome. The X will lead to having a female, and a Y would lead to having a male. However, there are differences between the "male sperms" and "female sperms". What I mean by this is, the sperm that contributes to having a female are slower swimmers then males. But, they live longer then males. If you have unprotected sex and have not ovulated yet, you have a better chance of concieving a female. Since female sperm are slower, the egg has more time to travel down the Fallopian tubes, then meet the sperm in the uterus. If you have already ovulated and have unprotected sex, then you are likely of concieving a male. This means that the egg has already traveled down the fallopian tubes and is fully ready to be fertilized, male sperms are quicker therefore they will most likely meet the egg before the females get the chance. It all depends when you are ovulating to what gender your baby most likely will be. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask! :)

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