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Question:Can the foods you eat affect the sex of your child?

As in, if I eat more spinach, will I have a boy?

Asked by wishuponastar on 5/22/08 1 Answer»


No, the sex of your child is determined by the father. You have the X chromosome he will offer the "Y" which means a boy or a "X" which means a girl. The sex of your baby is already determined the day you conceived. It doesn't develop till later. Congratulations!!! Oh I bet you already have your answer though considering the date of the post.. lol

XX =girl
XY = boy

Answered by: NewMum2b on 2/16/10
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