Gender Determination: iVillage Community

Gender Determination Message Board
Are you dreaming in pink or blue? Are you hoping to conceive a girl or boy? Learn more about choosing the sex of your baby with others. Hear what women have to say about this board:

Before I had children I watched some documentaries on people who chose the gender of their children for genetic and family balancing reasons. I did not realize that one day I would become one of them. I naively thought I was going to have a perfectly balanced family and I never realized how important the topic of gender determination was.

I know that not all of us will be able to hold the daughters (or sons as the case may be) that we long for, but it helps to know that I can share the journey with others who understand no matter what the result. It just helps to know that I am not alone in thinking that way and the other women here won't think I am a bad mother for the way I feel.
-- boys2andgirls0

The most important thing here is the support and understanding you receive. All of our feelings are valid no matter how 'abnormal' they are to others. On the Gender Determination board I have found that there are many others that have the same feelings that I do. It's so nice to have a safe haven here and not be judged.
-- cl-mom2electra_layci

The information available on this board is priceless in terms of gender attempts, theories, thoughts, and personal stats. It is a very comprehensive resource and I can't imagine that there is a gender theory out there that isn't fully represented somewhere in the archives of this board.

One of the greatest aspects of this board is the ability to converse completely openly about a sometimes sensitive topic, knowing that you can have complete anonymity. This is a subject that some women keep hush about in real life, but need an open outlet of friends to talk to.
-- frecklemama

The subject of gender determination is not an easy one and not all people will understand as some women are infertile and some who have children of both sexes will never need to take the time to understand. Although I could tell some people in my life about this, I think it would be asking too much from them to truly understand and I don't want to be disappointed if they don't. It is so hard to press nurses and doctors for their time, so I can come here and get information from well-educated women.
-- forgracie555

I am the youngest girl of three brothers and ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of having a daughter. As fate would have it I had two beautiful sons. I never thought I would try for a daughter but I recently read an article and have been doing research ever since. I am not discussing this with anyone because I don't want to burden anyone with the moral dilemma of whether this is right or wrong. I am learning so much on this board.
-- prayingforpink2005

I owe my sanity to this board. Without reading others feelings on having all one gender, their dreams of having a daughter or son or the different methods of gender selection, I would feel completely alone. I can't and don't talk with any of my friends about all the gender issues that are discussed on this board. Where else could I learn about what has worked for others? I rejoice with everyone's success and my heart aches with everyone's struggles. I am continually amazed at what a supportive group of people post on this board.
-- seekinggrace

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