Mother of 4 sons,would love ttc a girl!

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Mother of 4 sons,would love ttc a girl!
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 3:20am
Hi,My name is Kathy. I'am a mother of 4 boys! I just had a tubal reversal 6/7/10. I had no problems at all and I end up with good tube lengths( right 6cm and left 6.5cm). My TR doctor gave me a 75%-85% on conceiving. I will not be ttc until September or a little later this year. I have read alot of information on ttc a girl on ingender,but I would like to get advice from you ladies that are ttc a girl or who have had a succesful sway and conceived a girl. I know that my odds of conceiving are diffrent from before I had my tubal after my fourth son. So I don't want to just only put everything thing into just conciving a girl but also put everything into ttc our miracle baby in genral. I guess what I'm saying what do you think would be the most absolute things that I need to do or take to ttc a girl.If you also have any advice on conceiving twins I also would love info. Thanks!!!
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Sun, 07-04-2010 - 2:36am

Hi and welcome! Congrats on your successful reversal! I have 2 DS and I'm TTC a girl this time as well. I read Shettles' book and of course all the info on In Gender, but in the end, we are going to try timing and leave the rest in God's hands. I have started with 4 days before O and have not gotten pregnant yet. This month I am going for 3 days, possibly 2, because I really want to get pg this month. If we aren't successful this cycle, I'll just go for broke in August. Sorry I can't give you any success stories! As a matter of fact, by Shettles' method, my DS 2 should have been a girl...we BD 5 days before O! But he is a perfect, beautiful, and wonderful little boy and I wouldn't change a thing. God is good.

TTC #3
Cycle #4
Baby #3 due March 23, 2011
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Fri, 07-16-2010 - 1:58pm

I swayed for and am having a boy, so I don't have info on ttcign a girl, but I just wanted to say welcome and congrats on the successful reversal. How exciting to be trying again after you thought you were done!

There were quite a few ladies on this board that got their girls, hopefully some of them are still lurking around and can give you some more info.

I remember a lot of them drinking the crystal light and taking cranberry supplements?

Good Luck with ttcing and extra good luck for a pair of twin girls!


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Mon, 07-19-2010 - 10:41pm

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Tue, 07-27-2010 - 9:12am

dtd, dtd and dtd some more, as much as dh can keep up w/you from the time af leaves until 2 days (some say 3 days) before O.

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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 1:07am
Welcome, My name is Becky. I am TTC#4. I have 2 girls and one boy hoping for another boy this time. I have swayed all three of my children. For my girls, I started taking Robitussin (Sp?) the plain kind, about a week before O to get good CM
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 2:03am
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Fri, 10-14-2011 - 5:06pm
Hi Kathy! I'm Jane. I'm a serious old timer on this board ;o). I came here for the first time in 1999 when I found out #3 was a boy.

I actually found my original post for my second dd's attempt but totally don't advise you to get that close to c/o.

With my first dd we had an almost identical attempt except a 24 c/o w/her. I used KY Liquid w/dd#1 and 1/2 replens & 1/2 refresh w/dd#2.

Other things I did was j&d...lots of j&d (jump & dump). Get up right away & jump up & down for several minutes. [Strange but true.] Don't ever just lay down and go to sleep after attempting a pink bundle. Get up and walk around for at least an hour...dishes, laundry, whatever.

And when I say low pen...low penetration (for dh)...I'm talking about baring in there.

For dh, I wouldn't let him drink coffee all day and would put him into hot baths right before we dtd (did the deed).

The douche was store bought vinegar & water.

I stayed away from bananas and carrots (due to favoring boys).

Lmk if you have any questions for me at all and I'll answer them as best as I can.

I can safely say that for me what also worked in my favor was being of ama (advanced maternal age). I was 37 & 39 when I got pg w/my girls. I had noticably (sp?) less cm than I did in my 20's and earlier 30's.

Jane w/6, Ethan 16, Noah 15, Sawyer 12, Wyatt 7, Jada 5 & Ava 3