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TTC a little girl Mrs.Hart 'IBakeBoysOnly Due June 2; TTC since Sep 2013; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 3554 posts
4th Nov '12

Have any of you ladies bought a book on how to TTC a certain sex? Did it work? I know two people who said it did but it just seems fishy to me. What books did you buy? Or is there any good websites with information? Every website I found didn't give to much detail. Any positive comments would help. Thanks ladies.

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1863 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting NkW:" Have any of you ladies bought a book on how to TTC a certain sex? Did it work? I know two people who ... [snip!] ... websites with information? Every website I found didn't give to much detail. Any positive comments would help. Thanks ladies."


Good luck but honestly I don't think there is much you can do, it depends on the male's sperm and which one gets to the egg first. There are a bunch of wives tales but that is the same as trying to predict gender...they are usually 50/50 lol

mom2AB&C 3 kids; Akron, Ohio 394 posts
4th Nov '12

watching this....i want a boy :(

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1863 posts
4th Nov '12

http://www.babyzone.com/getting-pregnant/family-planning/conceive-boy_67200



here's this article, not sure how much it will help but thought i'd post it for you guys :)

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
4th Nov '12

There is no way to make sure a sperm with an X chromosome will fertilize your egg Lol. That is all wives tales.

luvmy2grlz&boy! 19 kids; Neepawa, Manitoba 2371 posts
4th Nov '12

My last pregnancy we had sex only on the day I felt myself ovulate, and we got pregnant with a boy. Which is what we wanted. We unfortunately lost him. I'm now pregnant again, and did it the same way, had sex only on the day I felt myself ovulate and I'm 23 weeks pregnant with a boy.



I can't say obviously if that is what actually made us get pregnant with a boy, but supposedly it is the way. I guess to have a girl they say to have sex in the early days of your fertile week and or after you ovulate.



I still believe it is only a 50/50 chance either way though.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
4th Nov '12

Look into the Shettles method.

tylersmom + #2 34 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 894 posts
4th Nov '12

Research suggests that girl sperm live longer but don't swim as fast. Boy sperm swim fast but don't live as long. I think its the shettles method that's says if u want a boy have sex closer to ovulation. I have no idea how accurate this is though.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12446 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting tylersmom + #2:" Research suggests that girl sperm live longer but don't swim as fast. Boy sperm swim fast but don't live ... [snip!] ... its the shettles method that's says if u want a boy have sex closer to ovulation. I have no idea how accurate this is though."


That's what I've read too. If you have sex a couple days BEFORE ovulation you're more likely to have a girl because the girl spermies can last longer, and the boy spermies are fast so they'll get there before you actually ovulate but won't live long enough to still be there when you do ovulate. Also something about the foods you eat, one of them thrives in a more acidic environment or something.

Damon's Mama 1 child; Kingman, Arizona 1403 posts
4th Nov '12

I read online doggy style gives you a boy and missionary gives you a girl. It said the boy sperm is fast but weak so if you get them in deeper they will get to the egg before they die. Girl sperm is slow but strong so if you release not so far in the boys will die and the girls will make it. Of course this isn't for sure and a total wives tale but we did and got our boy. Good luck hope you get your girl.

luvmy2grlz&boy! 19 kids; Neepawa, Manitoba 2371 posts
4th Nov '12

We also made sure that hubby finished while in doggy style position. Maybe it does help.

Mrs.Hart 'IBakeBoysOnly Due June 2; TTC since Sep 2013; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 3554 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Damon's Mama:</b>" I read online doggy style gives you a boy and missionary gives you a girl. It said the boy sperm is fast ... [snip!] ... make it. Of course this isn't for sure and a total wives tale but we did and got our boy. Good luck hope you get your girl."</blockquote>




I've got pregnant with both boys while doing missionary :/ maybe I just can't produce girls

Mrs.Hart 'IBakeBoysOnly Due June 2; TTC since Sep 2013; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 3554 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" Look into the Shettles method. "</blockquote>




Thank you. I'm for sure looking into it.

Mrs.Hart 'IBakeBoysOnly Due June 2; TTC since Sep 2013; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Michigan 3554 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" That's what I've read too. If you have sex a couple days BEFORE ovulation you're more likely to have ... [snip!] ... when you do ovulate. Also something about the foods you eat, one of them thrives in a more acidic environment or something."</blockquote>




My periods are always different so I don't know when I ovulate exactly. I guess I'll be buying the ovulation sticks.

-aychsweez- 17 kids; Memphis, 6228 posts
5th Nov '12

Just for fun, do the chinese gender calendar and see what months you would conceive a girl :P