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Is this true ?

If you have sex before ovulation that your chances are higher for a girl and if you have sex during ovulation that your chances are higher for a boy .Just wondering cus i had sex during ovulation and i want a boy so bad this time around i already have my girl i go this friday either way to find out the gender :-)

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alexia_09

Asked by alexia_09 at 4:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Gender is determined by the fathers xy chromosomes. I highly doubt there are other factors involved in determining gender.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 4:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • No it's NOT true. The mans sperm determines the sex of your baby. PERIOD!!!!!!! NOT when you ovulate
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 4:20 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Sorry, but its all on the man and his sperm and NOT WHEN or HOW or WHAT TIME you have sex. I have a friend that wanted a girl so bad, she had her husband's sperm tested genetically - several samples - it they never found the girl chromosome in his sperm. I just laughed and said it was a good thing they had money and medical connections. They only had 1 child because she didn't want another boy.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:25 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • nonetheless, You should report back in after you find out... CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    jayme009

    Answer by jayme009 at 4:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Ultrasounds are not always 100% correct when determining the sex of your child. Good luck and hoping for a healthy baby for you.
    bcauseimthemom

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 4:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • From what I've read, it seems that there are 'male' and 'female' sperm (i.e certain sperm carry the X or the Y chromosome). Supposedly male sperm are faster swimmers, but don't live very long and female sperm are slower swimmers, but are hardier and can live longer. Hence, if you have sex a few days before you ovulate, the male sperm are more likely to die off and the females will still be alive when you ovulate. But if you have sex on ovulation day the male sperm are more likley to reach the egg first. Granted this does not make it 100% chance of boy or girl either way, but you can increase your odds. There are some good books out there on the subject. I am 5 weeks pregnant right now off of 6day old sperm (we're really hoping for a girl). :-D Good luck!
    jennalynne904

    Answer by jennalynne904 at 7:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • nope it's all determined by the sperm. he plants the seed you just grow it.
    raven1114

    Answer by raven1114 at 5:55 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

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