Has any successfully "chosen" a baby's gender?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You realise that anyone that says they succeeded had a 50-50 chance, so their “evidence” is anecdotal… The research is contradictory and inconclusive on timing so you really shouldn’t put much weight on people’s experiences.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sparklerunner:  I’m curious about this too!  I definitely have a gender preference for our first and want to use diet, timing, and positions, but I’m not going to be one of those ladies who puts lemon juice up there to increase acidity or anything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@208bride:  Hahaha I just loled at your comment! I hope that isn’t a thing!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think anything can “help” or “aid” in picking a gender for your baby, other than what chromosone that specific sperm is carrying.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im marrying a man with 4 brothers and 1 sister… I suppose you can say i have “chosen” to have baby boys. Lol i’ve heard of people going to america to have their sperm tested (based on the speed the sperm swims through some medium, apparently they can decide which are y and which are x before introducing the desired sperms to an egg) but it seems a little risky for the price.  

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sparklerunner:  Totally is a thing!  I read about it on this website actually!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve read that male sperm swim faster but die sooner, whereas females swim slower and live longer… so this is saying that if you have sex at the start of your fertile window, you will most likely have a girl. By the time you actually ovulate, the boy sperm would have died off.

 

If you have sex right before you ovulate, you have a better chance of having a boy because the girl sperm swim slower and the boys will beat them to the egg.

 

Who knows though.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

I think you have what you’re meant to have

I don’t think anyone that had a boy wishing for a girl resented their son – they realized they were meant to have a son or vice versa. 

At least I’d hope so!

 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@abc123joanna:  I’ve read that male sperm swim faster but die sooner, whereas females swim slower and live longer…

Based on this, my mom insists that is why my little brother is a boy. She’s the ony “success” story I know of. But as a PP said, success is always 50/50 lol

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@sparklerunner:  I don’t think having a child should be like playing the Sims. Eat 10 watermelons, have a girl. Eat 10 apples, you have a boy. Insert cheat code and have twins!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@sparklerunner:  I’ve heard that certain chemicals in certain foods make you more likely to have one sex over the other but that might just be an urban myth.

There is no real way to choose a baby’s gender except for gender selection using IVF. That procedure is kind of a moral issue for a lot of people and I can see why. Gender selection is even illegal in some countries – except in the cases of genetic conditions that affect one gender, but I think that comes under the ‘legitimate uses for IVF’ umbrella. If anyone wants to add to this comment/tell me that I’m totally wrong then go ahead. I’m not an expert. 

IMO, this is something that’s better left up to nature unless there is a medical reason for choosing a gender. 

 

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