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ttc and charting for a girl- does it work, not work, anybody tried?

post #1 of 12
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I am thinking about ttc conceive again.  I charted for my first baby and now I would like to try charting with the tips I've read, I think, in TCOYF and online.  After having one baby, I know I only want to have two kids, so I'd really like it to be a girl this time.  I read online that the Shettles method is 75% to 90% successful.  But, real world- has anyone tried to chart for a particular sex?  Did it work/not work for you?

post #2 of 12

I charted and aimed for girl, got a girl. I ovulated 2 days earlier that cycle, I had aimed to dtd 4 days before ovulation but it ended up 2 days before, but it did work. Maybe it was random, who knows...

post #3 of 12

Try ingender.com lots of tips and advice on swaying for a girl.

post #4 of 12
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Thanks for the link.  Lots of good info.  Oh, what method to try?  Wow, charting is so much harder with a toddler.  He wakes me up in the morning, b/c he gets out of bed and comes running to my bed.  So, by the time I remember to take my temperature, I'm aleady talking and moving.  I seems to have tons of mucus now after having one child, so I could go on that alone, but I like charting and temping.  I may have to set my alarm to wake me up before the time I think he's going to wake up.

 

post #5 of 12

I had a super regular 28 day cycle, I sorta kept track of ovulation by EWCM.  We DTD 2 days before ovulation.  First month didn't get pregnant.  The second month I did and it was a girl.  I don't know if it was because of that, but with my first pregnancy we DTD the same day I ovulated and it was a boy. 

post #6 of 12
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Well, that favors Shettles method and not the O + 12 method, so it looks like we'll try his method and pray too.

post #7 of 12

This is very interesting to me. I've heard that you can try to time it for a girl, and I would LOVE to have a girl. I always thought it was an old wives tale, but this gives me hope! Thanks for the info!

post #8 of 12

We attempted for a girl by DTD a few days out from O when ttc #1. We did not succeed in getting pg that way- it really requires a lot of patience since your odds of getting pg get lower the farther out from O you go. So we gave up and just DTD everyday before and through O.... and ended up with a girl anyway! With my second pregnancy, we were actually CTA... we DTD a full 5 days prior to O thinking that was safe. Well, it wasn't and we ended up with a boy! So I'm in the "some babies just really want to be born" camp!  lol.gif

post #9 of 12

Hi, i did the timing too (DTD 3 days before O)  it worked, i got my girl and right on ovulation for my boys  Stav:)

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by curious&eager View Post

Well, that favors Shettles method and not the O + 12 method, so it looks like we'll try his method and pray too.



We swayed for (and got) a boy, but other than timing, you can combine lots of things. O+12 is a lot harder to pinpoint, but if you do a cut-off method plus pH changes, I think that is good way to try. And yes, pray :)

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Shelley71 View Post

This is very interesting to me. I've heard that you can try to time it for a girl, and I would LOVE to have a girl. I always thought it was an old wives tale, but this gives me hope! Thanks for the info!

Well, you have to balance your desire to try for a specific gender vs. actually getting pregnant.   Studies show that at best the O+1 method increases your odds of a girl by 2%.  Statistically, Shettles as been shown ineffective.  Check out in-gender.com for more details.
 

 

post #12 of 12
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I think I tried Shettles for a few cycles and didn't get pregnant.  Then I tried every day up of mucus until O day and I'm now pregnant with my girl :)

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