Planning for a specific gender/ "Plan My Baby" program

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Your link didn’t work for me, but my gut (and knowledge of different potential ways to influence the sex of a baby) tells me this is likely a scam.  I highly doubt this plan is going to have any special info that you can’t just find on the internet or in books.  There are many people who do think there are ways to increase your chances of having one sex or the other (BD timing, for example, assuming that “boy sperm” swim fast but don’t live as long and “girl sperm” swim slower but live longer).  I don’t necessarily buy it, but please don’t waste your money.  Do some research online, read books (like Taking Charge of Your Fertility or The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant), and save your cash.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Cynderbug:  No problem!  FYI, those books don’t deal exclusively with sex selection (I think they each have a chapter that talks about it), but they are excellent sources of information on TTC.  I would actually recommend TCOYF to every women, not just those trying to have a baby – I learned so much about my body reading that book!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

http://genderdreaming.com/forum/activity.php

I like this website. It’s not 100% guarantee, but that doesn’t matter to us anyways. I like the idea of using your diet to adjust your PH, and boy/girl sperm are more conducive to certain PH levels. Play around on the website. Look at the High Everything Diet for a boy. We are going to start ttc soon (late fall), and I’m loosely following the HE diet. I’m not taking in 2500 calories a day though, so who knows if that kills my chances. I am eating more of the foods they suggest however, and staying away from the acidic stuff that are more conducive to girls. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s a scam and taking advantage of hopeful parents to be. There’s absolutely no way to choose what gender you want and it is not true that you can sort of pick with your diet.

 

also seems like a sure road to gender disappointment.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The only real way to sway is by using sperm sorting and IVF. Not very romantic but a great option when you are trying to avoid sex linked diseases. Otherwise, be prepared for disappointment.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

There is absolutely no way to guarantee a specific sex. None. This is a scam.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yeah, I will add, it doesn’t hurt anything to try the methods that are out there, as long as you don’t get your heart set on it too much.  I believe TCOYF talks about the effectiveness of different methods – and most of them essentially work 50% of the time.  Which is exactly the same as random chance.  So try them out for fun, but please realize most methods will likely give you little advantage – and nothing is a guarantee.  You can do everything that’s supposed to “make a boy” and still have a girl.  I dearly hope that would be just as much of a blessing to you and your FI 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you and your husband will have to accept that you have a 50 per cent chance of either gender, no matter what program you might choose to follow, and have a big chat before TTC to come to terms with this. You really don’t want to feel disappointment while you are carrying your baby or when you give birth (whenever you decide to find out).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You can get the book “How to choose the sex of your baby” on the shettles method.  They say the success rate is around 80%.  As long as you won’t be too disappointed if you don’t get the gender you want, it might be worth a try.  I would not spend $47 on this plan.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@guitargirl:  The shettles method has been disproved time and again. There does seem to indicate there is a slight chance of swaying by changing your diet but IIRC it went from a 50/50 to a 55/45 chance.

 

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