Are you using a calculator or calender to determine ovulation?
If so those are VERY inaccurate.
Cervical mucus doesn't disappear after ovulation but it does change from egg white or watery to creamy, sticky or dry. Charting is the only TRUE way to knwo if you are ovulating.
You CAN push things in your favor to choose the gender of your baby. It's not a guarentee but you can push things in your favor.
There are female and male chromosome sperm. The female tend to swim slower but are more resilant. The male tend to swim faster but die faster and become damaged easily.
Some studies have shown that if you have intercourse 2-3 days BEFORE ovulation at the beginning of your fertile phase you are more likely to concieve a girl. If you have sex the last day of your fertile phase (the day of ovulation) then you are more likely to conceive a boy.
One study found it to be 80% effective. The biggest issue
at 4:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
though is figuring out typically how many days of fertile mucus you have each month. This typically doesn't change from month to month so if you had 3 days this month you will most likely have 3 days next month. Knowing how many days you have it EXTREMELY important or you may miss you ovulation day trying to time intercourse for a specific gender.
Get Dr. Shuttles book and Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.
By the way...we got the gender we wanted BOTH times we've used the Shuttles Method!
at 4:41 PM on Dec. 7, 2010
Typically you ovulate 11-17 days BEFORE you are supposed to start your period.
SO if you are expecting your period December 19th then you would ovulate some time between December 2nd and December 8th.
Luteal phases last 11-17 days unless you have a luteal phase defect which is more likely in people with longer cycles than people with shorter cycles so most likely you do not have one.
You SHOULD however still be BD because you may ovulate today or tomorrow. Hopefully you didn't miss it.
What does your CM look like?
at 7:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2010