TTC a girl with only 1 cycle

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TTC a girl with only 1 cycle
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:13pm

I know I know I know. This will be a long shot. We had our baby boy in December (on my bday). I've had baby fever for several months, and my DH said "wouldn't it be cool to have a baby on my bday also?" His bday is March 14. So, we're going to TTC for a 3/25 baby (with a possible early induction).

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:31pm

Hi Steph, welcome to the board! Brycen is adorable, btw :) One of the things I've seen discussed is increasing your intake of calcium and magnesium, you want to create a more acidic environment in your body. Supposedly that creates a better environment for girl sperm. Sperm can live for several days inside your body, you could use the opks as a measure when to stop DTD.

Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:53pm
Would supplements be ok to take? If so, should I start taking them now to get a good acidic environment going?
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 4:58pm
I would go easy on supplements but would start them know since you'll be ovulating soon. Even drinking a couple of glasses of milk each day would help.

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:48pm
I swayed for my girl, here is a general link to what I did if you haven't seen it. http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/TTC-Sway-Updates/SUCCESSFUL-Girl-Sway/m-p/117097909/message-uid/117097909#U117097909
Anyway, drink lots of crystal light. I took the calcium suppliment and the cranberry supplement once a day. If you have any questions about my sway or anything else let me know! I had a 2-3 day cutoff of dtd before ovulation. once my opk was positive we didn't dtd anymore...also dumped all the spermies out right after dtd. TTC a girl can definitely take longer, but we still got pg on the 2nd try. I understand wanting a baby around a certain time. I wish swaying guaranteed the desired gender....I just had to take my chances~! My 1st is a march baby! ingender.com forums also have a ton of info.

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 6:17pm
Thanks for the advice! That's exactly what I'm looking for. What's the story behind Crystal Light? I have True Value packets of imitation Crystal Light. Is that the same? Should it be cranberry flavored? I think I get plenty of calcium in my diet since I love dairy, but I'm not sure on magnesium. Should I DTD as much as possible UNTIL I get that smiley face on the OPK and THEN stop? Thanks again and congrats!
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 7:09pm
crystal light is supposed to be great at making you acidic, which boy sperm won't live as well in supposedly. true value is the walmart brand right? I've heard that works great. doesn't have to be brandname or cranberry flavored. you want to keep drinking it and taking the supplements until you know for sure you have ovulated, even if you have stopped dtd. yes dtd as much as possible until you know you'll ovulate in 2-3 days (the reason for charting for months ahead) I actually think I stopped dtd before the positive opk,(I recommend stopping for sure when get positive opk) but I tested so much I could tell when it was getting close enough to ovulation to stop...also charted for 6 months off and on. I stopped too soon the 1st month and didn't get pg. as for magnesium, I'm sure it's great to take, I just never took it (probably didn't want to spend more money on supplements) I had my dh take the calcium and cranberry supplements. I made sure NOT to eat red meat, potatoes, bananas or tomatoes...and tried my best not to eat sodium. There is more I did (yes I seriously went crazy) hope my rambling makes sense :)

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 11:04pm
Yes it made perfect sense! Thank you so very much! I didn't think it was possible, but I'm even more excited now!
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 3:12pm
I got a positive opk today! I was estimated to O on 7/3, so I was worried we missed something. We dtd yesterday before the holiday festivities. We will dtd again tonight when dh comes home. I'm eating sweets, stopped caffeine, drinking crystal lights, taking magnesium, cranberry suppliments, and still enjoying drinking milk. How many days should I keep thus regiment up before the egg would actually get fertilized?
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 3:14pm
I would probably continue it for another few days. Good luck!

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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 3:54pm
If you want a 2-3 day cutoff before ovulation, I wouldn't dtd again now that you've had a positive. Of course that's up to you if want to increase chances of pregnancy :) I was charting so I knew I ovulated about a day or so after my positive opk. I personally stopped dtd then. Sugary and salty foods are to avoid while ttc girl. You want to stop taking cranberry supplements as soon as you've actually ovulated, fromwhat I remember they are a type of blood thinner which may increase your chance of miscarrage if pg. Everything else should be fine to take.Lots of girl pg vibes for you! :)

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