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trying to pick sex of your baby?

Has anyone tried to pick the sex of your baby naturaly? ive read up on the shettles ( SP?) method. ive heard other things too. we want are next baby to be a girl because she will probalpy be our last due to health resaons. ive read up on him keeping his boys warm. me changing my diet. everything. has anyone on here tried different methods to pick the gender of the baby and had it work> what did you try?

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Asked by KJ_on at 12:11 PM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I tried twice for girls and got boys. I have 3 sons.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:15 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Gender Selection: To Have A Boy

    If the boy sperm are faster but have a shorter life span, then the Shettles objective is to time lovemaking in nearest proximity to ovulation - right before ovulation takes place or the day you ovulate. The concept here is that Y-chromosome sperm will swim quicker than the X-chromosome and more of the Ys will reach the egg sooner. Therefore, the chances of having a boy are increased. Remember, the egg can survive for only 24 hours following ovulation. Only one sperm can fertilize the egg (out of the millions who start the journey), so timing intercourse close to ovulation would favor quicker Y-chromosome sperm, even if their lifespan is short.
    To Have a Girl ,According to the Shettles Method, to have a girl, we simply reverse the terms. Instead of timing intercourse directly prior/during ovulation, make love during the transitional days and two to three days before you ovulate.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • CONT...Try to avoid sex when your cervical mucus is most fertile (when you have egg-white cervical fluids). Shettles suggests that women avoid having an orgasm and recommends shallow penetration to make it more difficult for the male sperm to make the big journey. Hence, missionary position is advised, or any shallow-penetration strategy that deposits sperm further from the entrance to the cervix.
    The principle here is that these integrated methods will favor the slower, more resilient sperm. Female X-chromosome sperm can endure a more acidic environment, live longer, and swim further than their male counterparts.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • i know the method i just want to know if it has worked? or anything else? i want to hear your stories of trying to pick the gender naturaly. i already know the consepts.

    Answer by KJ_on at 12:22 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • It doesn't work. There is NO way to "pick" the sex of your child. It depends on what sperm goes to the egg, and what DNA is has nothing to do with what you eat, what you keep warm, what positions you have sex in. You can't CHOOSE what sex your child is. If that was the case people would be doing it all the time. You can read up and find things...but if you're gunna have a girl, you're gunna have a girl...and it wont be because of anything you do...and if you're gunna have a boy, you'll have a boy, and it wont be because of something you DIDN'T do.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

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