(Closed) Gender swaying; Did anyone successfully try for a certain sex and succeed?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
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    Tried for a girl, got a girl

    Tried for a girl, got a boy

    Tried for a boy, got a boy

    Tried for a boy, got a girl

    This is all [email protected] - it's 50/50 and nothing you do will sway it

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We didn’t want a particular gender (I’m pregnant with my first- a girl)- we just wanted to get pregnant with a healthy baby.  However I have heard the girl sperm tend to survive longer, while boy sperm tend to swim faster.  Thus if you BD before you ovulate your odds are a bit higher for a girl (the girl sperm are more likely to survive and be stronger once you ovulate), and after you ovulate a bit higher for a boy (the boy sperm are likely to beat the girl sperm to the egg).  I was tracking my ovulation, and the month that we happened to get pregnant we only BDed before I ovulated (just due to being too busy after)- and we are having a girl!! Not a fool proof method by any means (or something we were trying for particularly- just worked out that way), and it definitely will make your odds of conceiving lower each month, but it might make you slightly more likely get a particular sex.  

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    nowmarriedgirl :  I’m in the exact same position! i think it would be fun to try and sway for girl but i would love another boy too! following to see what other say πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I mean, there are only two sexes. So about 50% of people could claim that whatever they did “worked” since they got the sex they wanted. I could say, I wanted a boy so I ate watermelon, danced under the full moon and wore a cowboy hat during sex and I got a boy!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My husband swears we had a girl because we BD a few days before I allegedly ovulated and we only got busy on that day. He wants to try this method for a boy. I’ll humor him but I don’t really believe it – I think you get what you get πŸ˜‚

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee

    Keep in mind I live in Colorado, but it’s commonly known out here (and scientifically proven) that you can have a son if the male partner smokes a lot of pot before trying to conceive….lol. There’s lots of all boy families out here! 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Unless you’re going to pay for sperm sorting, there’s no chance to sway towards one gender or the other.

    We didn’t do anything, ended up with a girl. Had zero hopes or expectations.

    Try ’em if they sound fun, but don’t get your hopes up! Nature doesn’t really care about what we want.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

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    mrsaime :  is this a thing? I’ve never heard of it πŸ˜‚

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    mrsaime :  What? I’ve never heard anyone claim that (or noticed a lot of all boy families in Colorado).

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    mrsaime :  omg this is fascinating.  My DH smokes a fair amount and we have a boy.  hmmmm

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    We really wanted a boy first so I bought the book and used it to maximise our chances. Even if a load of crap it doesnt hurt you or the baby. We got our son, due in October. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

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    mrsaime :  that’s funny – I heard guys who smoke pot have daughters. Just googled and girls seems to be the common rumor if daddy tokes, lol!! Funny tho

    i have 3 older brothers and my dad never smoked weed (he’s so against it, old school). My brothers def used to smoke and have 5 girls between the 2 of them, lol!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    Maybe I need to do more research. But I’m pretty sure there’s studies out there on this!! The reasoning is because male sperm are stronger swimmers, so they will get to the egg first. Apparently the female sperm die off with the pot. I know people that swear by this method! lol

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

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    hikingbride :  Hmm. I know a lot of all-boy families!! I’m in the Springs. 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    Didn’t try anything to sway gender, but in The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, which I recommend, she says that science does not support the Shettles method and in fact the opposite of what he says seems to be true – sex about 4 to 5 days prior to ovulation swings to a boy and right before ovulation swings to a girl.

    My friends really wanted a girl for their second and tried to time things towards that but they ended up with a boy… I think it’s really mostly in nature’s hands!

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