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post #21 of 31
An awesome, and VERY welcoming community online for gender selection (and disappointment) is www.in-gender.com
It doesn't push anything, and has everything from at-home methods all the way to very invasive. Worth a look anyways, it's very interesting and keeps track of what works and what doesn't.
god luck!!
post #22 of 31
Thanks for the resource, vsmom2two! That looks useful.

I feel a little uncomfortable about aiming for gender myself (both because of my philosophical views on gender as a social construct and because of the fear of greater disappointment if I try and it doesn't work out). Even so, we're gently trying for a girl for a few months and trying not to get *too* hung up about it.
post #23 of 31
We were on an intense alkalanizing diet for health reasons---mostly vegetables, no sugar, dairy wheat, caffeine, alchohol etc... (for 6 weeks prior) and Bd'd the day I was ovulating and we made our beautiful girl! Sometimes I think really it's all about the soul picking its own gender and that there's really no way of controlling it...but it's hard not to try when there's a specific gender we're wanting!
post #24 of 31
I have been doing the Shettle method for a boy because we have 2 girls already we douch before sex and we only BD during ovulation the day of pos opk and the day after..

We also have DH drink coffee..

I really love to have a boy after having two girls..

Everything added up to get pregnant with girls having sex 2-4 days before ovulation and it worked for me hopfully this will work for a boy
post #25 of 31
Originally Posted by veganf View Post
This is the exact opposite of what I've heard. We have a friend who works at a bio lab in Cambridge and her boss researchers this stuff. They said it is the opposite (which in our case would be true, because with us my husband always finished first and we have 3 boys). But then again we also had sex well before and after ovulation, so we would totally skew the statistics of the place you quoted.
I was thinking the exact same thing. I thought that the female orgasm caused an increase in acid in the uterus, thus making it more likely to conceive a girl if you orgasm first. I could be wrong.
post #26 of 31
I think having a lot of sex the week you ovulate ups the chances for a boy. Y sperm move faster. At least that's what we did and we have a boy. Now, for a girl. We'll probably just have sex once a month days before ovulation! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a daughter too. Good luck, I hope it works out!
post #27 of 31
my sis really wanted a boy and did the alkaline part, supplement part -although i can't remember which supplements i think it was either calcium or magnesium...and time the sex for later in your fertile time not earlier. she got her boy. she said she was drinking about a gal of water a day with lemon to change her pH levels -and yes she was testing that too.
post #28 of 31
Ummm, the link for in-gender doesn't seem to be working.
post #29 of 31
Thye site works fine for me, but try this: http://www.in-gender.com/CS/Forums/ to take you right to the forums.

Good luck!!
post #30 of 31
cool thanks, i couldn't get the first link to work either.
post #31 of 31

Does anyone have any experience with the Whelan method v. the Shettles method in terms of timing the conception?

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