(Closed) Boy or girl survey by counting the day of conception after intercourse!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How many days before conception you had unprotected intercourse? What is your baby's gender?
    3+ days, we are having a girl : (1 votes)
    3 %
    3+ days, we are having a boy : (1 votes)
    3 %
    less than 2 days, we are having a girl : (2 votes)
    6 %
    less than 2 days, we are having a boy : (4 votes)
    11 %
    3+ days, we don't know the gender yet : (0 votes)
    less than 2, we don't know the gender yet : (5 votes)
    14 %
    I am just curious, that's why I am here : (22 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Do you mean ovulation? It’s impossible to have intercourse and conceive 2+ days before it. 

    Post # 4
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    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The sperm that’s likely to be a girl, is usually stronger than the boy sperm.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    You can’t have sex after conception to get pregnant, so I’m guessing you mean to compare the date of ovulation to the date of sex.

    We are completely unsure which sexual encounter caused the pregnancy since we shouldn’t have gotten pregnant based on the count (though we were not temping)… so I can’t say.

    The say that boy sperm is stronger but girl sperm lives longer.

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Boy sperm is faster, but dies out quicker. The girl sperm is stronger, longer lasting.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Male sperm will swim faster and are stronger swimmers, but they die out quickly (usually with-in 48 hours of deposit) however female sperm are resilient and although they swim slower they love a more acidic environment and live much longer than male sperm (female sperm can live up to 5 days after deposit). 

    I get tired of reading all the incorrect (non-scientific) responses- I read a lot of medical journals and feel I have some knowledge that is valued.

    You are more liklely to have a female baby if: You have sexual intercourse a couple of days prior to ovulation – this provides the female sperm a chance to swim and hang in there for the egg to be released in a couple of days – therefore giving a female sperm the chance to fertilize the newly released egg. 

    You are more likely to have a boy if: You have sexual intercourse the day of your expected ovulation. The vaginal environment at this time is more fluid (less acid) allowing male sperm to swim fast which provides one of the male sperm a better chance to fertilize the newly released egg.

    Female sperm like a more acidic environment (prior to ovulation) while male sperm like a more fluid, less acidic environment (the day of ovulation).

    However most couples have sexual intercourse multiple times during these time periods so scientifically the research is very limited and difficult. Most couples in the end just want a baby (either sex), which makes knowing all of these great questions about sex, sperm, egg, release, ovulation, and timing of sex a very difficult question to answer with accuracy.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @newbabybee:  Thank you for clarifying. That’s what I speculated. I’m in the medical field (in medical school too), and I’ve seen medical research stating due to the fact that female sperm can last the longest, it’s stronger it that way. I suppose, it’s the way you look at it. The male sperm is definitely faster, though short-lived – which is why I say not as strong. Your most likely to get pregnant with a male during ovulation. Correct?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you read the book The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, you’ll find that the author, who bases everything in the book on evidence-based research, finds that the opposite of the Shettles Method (the old idea that male sperm swim fasters but die more quickly etc.) is actually true.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @candy11:  I’ve been pregnant before, and I knew when it happened because I had these painful cramps out of nowhere. It wasn’t planned. Not all women will experience this, but I did. 

     

     

    @hergreenapples:  Interesting!!! I will check! Well, I think whatever happens, happens. It would be nice to have a boy first (IMO), I liked having a big bro growing up. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @newbabybee:  Do you have a citation for this?  I was reading The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant and she cited a few studies that say, for the most part, that there is no statistically significant different in gender selection based on the number of days you have sex before ovulation and that a couple even showed the opposite effect, a slight bias toward girls if you have sex closer to ovulation.  The last study I read, which wasn’t investigating this directly but investigating the overall likelihood of conception according to which day you had sex, also mentioned that it didn’t notice any difference in gender selection according to the day of having sex.  And they were able to more accurately pinpoint which sex act led to pregnancy because they were looking at couples who had sex only once during the fertile window.

    I think the Shettles method is more speculation than anything else.  Like, it sounds like it should make sense, but just because something sounds reasonable doesn’t mean it’s true.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Interesting question. Regarding our BFP, i know that the time between our BD (only once in fertile window) and my ovulation (LH surge verified in OPK) was very little, like same day or one day, thus according to the shettles we’d be having a boy. When we find out I’ll vote in! 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The month I got pregnant we had sex one time, two days before ovulation, and had a boy.

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