is ther any way to "manipulate" what baby sex you have?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: have you been able to determine?
    i tried for a boy and got a boy : (3 votes)
    2 %
    i tried for a boy and got a girl : (1 votes)
    1 %
    i tried for a girl and got a girl : (2 votes)
    1 %
    i tried for a girl and got a boy : (0 votes)
    i have no idea, i just tried for a baby - duh! : (36 votes)
    19 %
    you cant determine what sex u have, its 50/50 : (117 votes)
    63 %
    i think you can determine what sex, to some degree : (24 votes)
    13 %
    hells yea you can determine what sex as long as your really strict on charting etc! : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I have heard of it, and even bought the book. No idea if it really works. My cousing SWEARS by it. I haven’t personally tried it though, however based on what my LO turns out being I will probably “try” for the opposite the next time. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    you get a 50/50 chance each time.

    women produce XX, men produce XY.  xx is girl, xy is boy, yy (not possible) is boy.

    make a pundit square.

    the egg survives 12-36 hours after ovulation, sperm can live up to 4-5 day days.

    so best sex for baby making is 4 days prior to O up to ovulation.

     

     

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @nearlymarriedlass:  These are tales! It’s called SELECTIVE REDUCTION if you want to ensure you have a boy or a girl (aka an abortion).

    Post # 6
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Waiting until ovulation day actually reduces your chances of conceiving.

    Post # 7
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    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I believe that if you strictly follow the Shettles Method – and there’s more to it than just sex on certain days prior to ovulation – you can increase your chances of having one sex over the other. But nothing is foolproof, and at the end of the day you’re going to get what you’re going to get.

    Post # 8
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t think it’s possible to do it naturally, no. I believe if you do IVF you can though (to limit genetic deformalities that are particular to one sex or the other). 

    Post # 9
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I think you can definitely use the Shettles method to sway your chances a bit but don’t be upset if it doesn’t work.  You’re also dealing with dad’s sperm and some men produce more Xs than Ys or vice versa.

    Post # 11
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Well, pear-shaped women, more conventionally attractive couples, and effeminate (i.e., delicate) featured men will have a higher chance of having girls.

    Apple-shaped women, more “rugged,” masculine looks couples, will have a higher chance of boys.

    However, chance is still a huge factor and lots of “rugged” couples have only girls and lots of “delicate” couples have only boys.

    Post # 12
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    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I have heard this as well.

    I have had friends, do the chinese birth chart, eat certain foods to get a boy, only have sex on the first day of ovulating to get a boy and also only doing doggie style to get a boy lol

    They all got boys…

    Although that doesnt mean it necessarily worked…but i plan on doing all those things bc i want a boy first then a girl

    PPl dont realize how lucky they are when they have one of each….a boy and a girl

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Shettles method is a bunch of bunk in my mind. My baby boy can attest to that since DH and I only BDed on O-4 and O-6 in the cycle we conceived. And my ovulation date is solid due to OPKs

    ETA: Chinese gender chart said girl for us.

     

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