Advice on trying for a baby Girl ??

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Registered: 10-11-2004
Advice on trying for a baby Girl ??
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Mon, 10-11-2004 - 12:13pm
Hello and thanks for reading this. I am 40 and have two boys age 2 and 4, conceived naturally. My husband and I have talked in the past about "trying for a girl" although we know there is no guarantee. But recently there has been more info about things you can do to "increas" your odds of having a girl. Many are wives tales, (like holding your legs up vertically after having sex!!) but some might be true??? I read that Taking Charge of your Fertility book a few years ago (gave it away when I thought two kids would be it) and remember she had some tips.

Anyway... I just can't decide what to do. My 2nd son is about to be potty trained and my life is almost back to normal, meaning I've been working out again, looking for a part-time job, have time for myself!! But then I get anxious that my window of opportunity to have another baby is about to close. I feel uncomfortable at the thought of being almost 60 when my potential 3rd child graduates high school...how do you ladies cope with those types of thoughts??? Also, will I be happy having another boy?? I can't imagine life without my two little boys, but will I feel overwhelmed and outnumbered if I have 3 boys plus a husband??? (boys are much more active than girls, from what I've seen of friends kids!!)

well, thanks again for reading. I look forward to your input!

-Marisa

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Registered: 09-22-2004
Tue, 10-12-2004 - 9:24am
I read that sperm can survive 3-5 days after bd. I also read that "female" sperm can survive longer than "male" sperm. So, the plan is to bd a few days before you expect to O to have a girl.

People today are taking care of themselves better than the previous generations. Did you ever hear the recent expression that "40 is the new 30?" I meet older ladies today who look many years younger than their age without any cosmetic surgery.

GL!

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Registered: 10-11-2004
Tue, 10-12-2004 - 9:39am
I actually heard the phrase "50 is the new 30" which is even better for us!!

thanks,

-Marisa
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Registered: 09-22-2004
Tue, 10-12-2004 - 9:07pm
You go girl!
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Registered: 07-26-2004
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 7:24am
Hi Marissa,

I have read about a clinic in Holland/Belgum? that do a proceedure that seperates the xx sperm from the xy sperm, and only the 'right' type are then used to fertilise the egg. It is not 100%, but very close at about 80 - 90%.

It costs, but it can be done.

Hope this helps

Joy

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Fri, 11-05-2004 - 9:01am
HI longbaygirl. I just got an advertisment on my computer that says they can help you pick the gender of your baby........ www.genselect.com

I haven't been to their website yet and really don't know a thing about it except is seems to be a "kit" you order.......good luck to you and wish me luck too, I am new here and haven't even posted yet but I just wanted to let you know this when I saw your post.

-Missmaddo