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

posted 6 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 # 62
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    @kes18:  You are wrong about your application of the gamblers falacy as you are starting with the assumption that the results are independent. There are plenty of people who are genetically predisposed to have one gender or the other. That being said, if it was truely random which gender you will have then the odds of having 9 boys in a row is 1 in 512. You are right that in a random situation the odds of the 9th child being a boy is 50/50, however the odds of all of  them being boys are not 50/50, think of it like roulette (the most common example for  the gamblers fallacy) on a wheel with no green the odds of red or black are 50/50, however the odds of 9 reds coming up in a row are 1 in 512. The same applies to boys.


    Post # 63
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MakingHerWait:  Yes I figure the male/female odds aren’t truly 50/50 since there could possibly be individual factors (like possible methods or stronger male sperm) but you really can’t take that into account when we’re generalizing here.  But MMMMMMMMM is just as likely (1/512) as MMFMFFMFF (1/512) or any other combination, right?  But yeah, the odds of haivng 9 kids and 0 girls is more unlikely than having any other combo where you would have at least 1 girl.  Either way, it’s still 50/50 for the next kid.  I’m terrible with statistics and probability By The Way, horrible.

    Post # 64
    1031 posts
    Bumble bee

    I really think that you just role the dice and get what you get. Darling Husband and I hit o-2,o-1,o,o+1,o+2. I had been away for six days/nights due to work and we got it on like a couple of teenagers who just discovered how it worked. By that we should be having a girl. We are having a boy.

    Post # 65
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @joya_aspera:  i never knew any of this – your analogy makes sense. i learn something new on the bee every day!

    Post # 66
    907 posts
    Busy bee

    @keesl:  Thats an interesting point about girls are more family oriented, it makes sense though:)

    Post # 67
    4690 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @Nic01:  wooohoo, go for it!!! Good luck!

    Post # 68
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I have no idea if this actually works. Here’s my timeline:

    My due date is April 2nd.

    I am pregnant with a girl.

    I am fairly positive July 10th was my ovulation date because I wrote a note about having sore boobs start that day. This also matches my due date.

    We had intercourse on July 5th, 8th, and 10th. One of those days (I’m guessing the 8th) was the day the lucky sperm made his debut.

    Does that help at all? LOL!

    Post # 69
    412 posts
    Helper bee

    @joya_aspera:  I watched an interesting lecture online about this. A women accuratly could predict based on maternal temperment the odds she’d have a girl or boy. CAN NOT find that video anywhere now. I had thought it was TED talks but looked there.  I found this– which is also interesting. — http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081211121835.htm



    Post # 70
    892 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @BrideToBe14:  If Fiance and I ever do wind up wanting kids, we desperately want a girl. Neither one of us wants a boy. Like…ever! Haha.

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