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I thought I had seen that there are more boys born than girls, though some friends thought it was the other way around... so in looking for more info I found this article:<br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18138850/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18138850/</a><br><br>
I'm so glad that we're CDing now and avoiding what toxins we can!! Though my poor first son (who wasn't CD'd until into potty training) may be "doomed" to have all girls! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> But this family NEEDS some girls, I tell ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyhow, just thought I'd share. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I love collecting reason to cd! thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have heard that more boys are conceived, but more miscarriages are boys, therefore, more girls are born. Something about boy sperm being weaker. Hmm.. wonder if there's still truth to that or if there ever was.
 

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According to "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," boy sperm is more delicate.
 

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Faster... but delicate lil buggers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I had read that 105 boys are born to every 100 girls. Because boys are more prone to genetic illnesses, by the time they reach 20, there are 100 boys and 100 girls. Not sure where I read that though.
 

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The link didn't work for me! Am I the only one it's not working for?
 

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There was an article a few years ago about how the rate of boy births to girl births has gone down within the last 10 years or so. Various theories were posited, including mothers having babies later in life, hormones in our food and water, etc. It's an interesting question.
 

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My dh is a chemist, he works with and around chemicals every day, and because of that I think he can only make girls. We have 2 bio kids together (including the one I'm gestating) and they're both girls.
 

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Must tell DH. He may laugh his socks off given that we have six sons and one daughter. Believe me, we've heard every theory going.
 

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I actually read somewhere that "heat" plays a role in it as well.<br><br>
In the article it pointed out that sportsmen tended to have more daughters than sons because the "bits" were more warm thus killing off the male sperms.<br><br>
Whether or not this is true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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There's also an acidic thing with the vagina. Supposedly if you're less sperm friendly, you tend to have one over the other. Can't remember which though.
 

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This article got me thinking.<br><br>
I know that chemicals and toxins are around us but I am glad that I made the switch at home years ago to the Enjo microfibre cleaning products and a steam cleaner. When I made the switch I wasn't thinking of sperm health or anything. I just didn't like the smell of chemicals etc and buying them constantly.<br><br>
When I clean the floors, the oven, stove tops, rangehood, any dusting, bathroom and mirrors I don't use any chemicals just the clothes so I am reducing the amount of chemicals we are exposed to in the home.<br><br>
I think every little bit counts.
 

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So if boy sperm are more fragile and I got pg while using spermicide, then this babe is likely a girl? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Or is that just wishful thinking? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
(I do have a strong *girl* vibe though)<br><br>
Christa
 

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I just read an article today that is kind of related to this.<br><br><a href="http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=5eabb08f-164d-4e87-b6ce-459cafb0bc14&k=83290" target="_blank">Estrogen flushed down toilets makes fish too "feminine" to reproduce</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Fish scientist Karen Kidd dripped small amounts of estrogen into a clean lake in northwestern Ontario over several years, just as if urine with the female hormone were running in via sewage from a nearby city.<br><br>
This constant hormone bath made male minnows produce eggs in unnatural, part-female sex organs.And even after she stopped adding estrogen and the water turned clean again, the minnows almost completely disappeared for several years.</td>
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Interesting... though adding hormones to a clean lake just to see what happens hardly seems responsible, IMO. Isn't that what a lab is for?
 

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Just about everyone I know has boys, and lots of them.
 
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