What gender am i more likely to have?

posted 8 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Boy or girl?

    Boy

    Girl

  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    It’s literally 50/50. Everyone on my side had boys pretty much theres only 4 girls including me. My husbands side is pretty much all boys too. We have one girl and another on the way lol

    Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    There’s literally no way to tell with that information. I know a guy with all brothers that has all girls. I know families that have generations of boys just to have one random girl. No one can tell you what you’re more likely to have because genes don’t work that way 🤷‍♀️ it’s all chance.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Hmm, I am not sure if it runs in families. My maternal grandmother had four girls and one boy. My dad was adopted, but he and my mum had two girls. With Dh, his parents had two boys, his brother had two boys and a girl, his cousin had two boys, his other cousin had two girls and a boy. The grandparents were pretty evenly split (three and three and three and two). 

    I generally think it is chance, but then I see the photos of families with ten boys and no girls, or families who have seven girls and keep trying until they have a boy. In those cases, I think there must be something going on with a woman’s ph level vs her husband’s or something else odd. There have been studies about couples having boys or girls depending on looks, levels of career success, whether the woman is a strong personality, etc. Most of them are likely complete crap.

    We had two boys and one girl. I honestly think your intuition might be a better gauge of what you might have, though that isn’t true for a lot of people, either. Do you think it is a boy or a girl?

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    The sperm determines the gender but all men have both female and male sperm. The one that reaches and fertilizes the egg is mostly chance but I’ve heard the male sperm are faster so may have an advantage if BD occurs close to ovulation. That seemed to be true in my case. 😂

    But there’s no way to really know except a blood test or seeing the genitals lol. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper

    My husband was one of 6 boys with a half-sister from a different dad.  It was pretty easy to assume we were more likely to have boys – the Y seems like a faster swimmer in his family. And that’s what we got… for the first one.  However, grandma is over the moon because a couple of months ago we added a little girl to our family.  And she sends us pink stuff… ack!  Despite the obvious that there’s no knowing, I’m guessing a boy for you. 

    “boy” toys are more fun, I hope my little girl likes them too!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    Could go either way honestly. On my on my mom’s side we have had daughters first and then sons all the way back to my great grandmother at least. My husband’s dad also had a daughter or two first before his sons were born although I am not sure how far back that may have happened with them. Just happened to be the case for us as well. 

    I kind of think it’s cute now that there were 4 women in a row with firstborn daughters and if my daughter wants children I kinda hope she has a girl first. Just to see how long the trend lasts lol.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    There has actually been research done that suggests that the propensity of a man to father boys v girls is genetic. For our family, my husband is one of 6 boys (no girls) fathered by his dad (only one of them is his full brother). His brother had 2 boys and a girl. We had a daughter first, and just now had twin boys. So, we’re still boy-heavy.  That said, we’re waiting to find out if our twins are identical or fraternal (they came out LOOKING identical, but we need the DNA test to tell us for sure).

    Regardless, I hope you get whichever you’re hoping for!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’d say it’s about 50/50 for either set of genitals. And yes it’s your husband’s sperm that determines the sex of the fetus.

    I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and labor! I’m glad you’re so excited. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Seriously it’s 50/50 chance every single time. 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    Im expecting a boy. I was full sure it was going to be a boy based on dh mom being 1 of 2 girls with 12 brothers . Dh is 1 of 4 boys and no sisters. 

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