We Want a Girl

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We Want a Girl
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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 9:48pm

OK, so if it was up to DH we would be NPP now, but he's insane... so to help placate his baby bug I've agreed to help him resaerch ways of increaing your odds for having a girl.

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 10:30pm
Not sure but if you find anything let me know. I would like a girl since this will be our last. However i would be happy with a boy too.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 12:15am
There are tons of methods but the one that got us a boy (albeit accidentally) was DTD the day of O. Many people end up with girls if they DTD 2-3 days BEFORE O because girl sperm lives longer then boy sperm (true fact). There are various foods they say help etc but the one I have seen have the most accuracy is when you DTD. Of course the issue lies in having to time it right and possibly missing out on O. Good luck!

Oh and it's tight underwear that restricts blood flow and sperm making, so boxers are the way to go. Although Rob wears tidy whiteys and he managed to knock me up 3 times (although the 2nd pregnancy did take 3 months to achieve, that;s a normal time frame AND he fertilized two eggs within 2 days of each other - my girl I ovulated 2 days after her brother).

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 7:04am
Google the Shettles method ( that's the DTD 2 days before O theory) which is I think the most convincing one. There's also theories about what food to eat (acidic for girls, or was it boys??). The tight underwear is meant to kill off the Y sperm but chances are if men overheat they just kill them all off, so I wouldn't do it.

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 4:06pm
You can scan the threads on Gender Determination to see what others have done to sway for a girl. http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Gender-Determination/ct-p/iv-psgender

There is also some ideas on this slideshow, hard to say which ones work or not but it doesn't hurt to try ;) http://www.ivillage.com/how-choose-your-babys-gender/6-b-365838From what I've read, you want an acidic environment for a girl, alkaline for a boy.

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 1:43pm
This website has a lot of info: http://ingender.com/ - I know that taking chasteberry/vitex (which I did to regulate my cycles) can also pull for a girl.
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 2:29pm
I'm not sure about those... we dtd 4 days before O and we had Fede. JUst saying that nothing is 100% efficient.

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 9:00pm
LOL Mari... I am pretty certain we did it 3 days before O and would up with Teddy. But then again I wasn't temping (just watching fluids), so maybe I was off somehow.
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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 1:33pm
I actually believe in the theory (X sperm lasts longer, Y sperm dives faster). But I suppose there are exceptions to the rule, so you can't be sure.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 1:38pm
So true. I sent DH the link mentioned above, and now he's all like "I will take what we get". Ha!!!! Men don't like thinking about all that can go into TTC.
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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 1:40pm
That made me laugh :)

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