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#1 blackbird

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

Have they worked for anyone?

I know there is a group on here trying but not sure how to find if anyone had success

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

On timing of BD and ovulation

DS1 was correct
DS2 should have been a girl
DD should have been a boy

ETA: I was not gender swaying.... I was trying to fall PG or not fall PG. so first and third child were the result of BD at ovulation to try and fall PG. DS2 was result of BDing and then getting a faint line on OPk I dictation beginning of a surge and we didn't want to fall PG then, so we did not BD again. bd was 5 days prior. Murph yes law of course was we were PG.


Edited by lsolaBella, 27 January 2013 - 05:20 PM.


#3 blackbird

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

DS1 not sure

DS2 right on the mark if I was trying for a boy

#4 No One

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I'm pretty sure the first post on the gender swayers group has a list of people who are trying for a certain gender, and people who have tried and wether or not they succeeded (well it did 3 years ago when i was on there biggrin.gif)

We used the O+12 method to concieve DD2, and obviously we got a girl original.gif  I also changed my diet, and a couple of other things.  The gender swayers buddy group is awesome, and you can also try the in gender website for more info original.gif

#5 PatG

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

the only one I know of that has some scientific study back up is a high calorie intake slightly increases the chance of a boy.  High-calorie diet linked to boys

I think I once read something about high stress levels (i.e. post 9/11) lead to more girls.  

The difference is pretty tiny though!

#6 CharliMarley

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

My GP told me about this gender of baby stuff in 1965. It is the one where you have to know when you ovulate and the males get there the fastest, but die off quickly and then the females take over. Worked for me everytime. DS1, DD1, DS2.

Diet didn't come into it, nor did tight underpants or warm baths.

#7 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Winterdanceparty @ 26/01/2013, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My GP told me about this gender of baby stuff in 1965. It is the one where you have to know when you ovulate and the males get there the fastest, but die off quickly and then the females take over. Worked for me everytime. DS1, DD1, DS2.

Diet didn't come into it, nor did tight underpants or warm baths.

That's the one I know about.....tracking ovulation, I knew every time I ovulated and bd'd right at that time ....this was more for fertility issues and the fact that I wasn't conceiving than trying to sway for A particular gender...but anyway, I got two boys!

#8 CharliMarley

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

And that is why you had two boys Lucretia Borgia - the egg was released and you BD'd at the same time and the males swam the fastest - Spot On!

#9 gemini2

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

I have two girls and both time BD was around five days off O.  Let's see what gender this baby will be as s/he was conceived at O time biggrin.gif

Edited by gemini2, 26 January 2013 - 08:44 PM.


#10 FiveAus

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I had two boys, then had a very late ruptured ectopic pregnancy, which resulted in my right Fallopian tube being removed.

Then I had two girls. Pretty radical method though, and I don't recommend it.

#11 Sunny003

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

DS1 borderline for timing. Closer to girl though.
DS2 right on O, so yep boy.
DD1 very close to O, should of been boy. U/S said boy. Only the Asian masseur was right hshaha

My diet for DD was very different to the boys. I'd given up sugar & grains & only had small amounts of dairy (I think high dairy is the girl diet?)

#12 Duck-o-lah

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

BD'd right on ovulation and have been told I'm having a girl.



#13 R2B2

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Married a sailor Tounge1.gif

sea going sailors are rumoured to be more likely to produce girl offspring.
our last 2 kids are girls - he did sea time when both of our girls were conceived, but hadn't been to sea for a long while prior to our sons conception.


#14 **Xena**

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Had sex every dyay= 2 boys and 1 girl!

#15 Tree Sage

Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Why would you even want to?
why does it matter if you have a boy or a girl?

I so dont get this and find it really distasteful.



#16 PatG

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/01/2013, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They DO know that statistically after a major disaster occurs (and they have good data post 9/11 in USA as well as the Tsunami) that more boy babies are born then is the norm for that society????? Natures way of saying that more males need to be produced for "protection" of species???

Tamm


Do you have a reference for this one? I'd read the opposite but not from anywhere with strong referenced material.

#17 elizabethany

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

I have heard that males in high stress environments, fighter pilots, Racing car drivers, CEO's are more likely to have girls.

By that logic, the way to get a girl is to send your DH on a roller coaster a couple of times the day or so before.

#18 Lainskii

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/01/2013, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Success rate via any method is usually about 50%  cool.gif

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#19 76 others

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Even if people claim they have success rates, how can you be sure it wasn't just coincidence? It's 50/50 so even if someone was trying for a boy, and got a boy, it is a good possibility that would've happened anyway.

Find me someone that had 10 children and it worked every single time. Then I might be a believer.

#20 Lainskii

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/01/2013, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They DO know that statistically after a major disaster occurs (and they have good data post 9/11 in USA as well as the Tsunami) that more boy babies are born then is the norm for that society????? Natures way of saying that more males need to be produced for "protection" of species???

Tamm


Wouldn't the opposite be true considering you need more females to make more babies, 1 male can impregnate hundreds of females to re-populate but if there aren't enough females the population would suffer.

#21 Alpha_Chook

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Men in the military tend to have girls, road workers etc. tend to have boys

#22 bikingbubs

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I had sex every 2 days and got a boy and a girl. The 50/50 theory was true for us wink.gif

#23 PigNewton

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE
Why would you even want to?
why does it matter if you have a boy or a girl?

I so dont get this and find it really distasteful.


Because some people have a preference? They might not weep and wail if they get their preferred gender, but OTOH if you had 2 of one gender and were thinking "hmm, I wouldn't mind the other gender this time", what's wrong with doing some pretty simple stuff to maybe tip the scales in your favour?

ETA personally, trying for #2, I don't care what we get, just a pregnancy would be nice.

Edited by redkris, 27 January 2013 - 05:38 PM.


#24 Luxe

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (beansidhe @ 27/01/2013, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would you even want to?
why does it matter if you have a boy or a girl?

I so dont get this and find it really distasteful.


That's your choice, but when there's ways out there to potentially influence gender then it's someone else's own choice (their body, their lives) to choose to try them. I find someone saying that other people can't or shouldn't use gender influencing techniques as distasteful. Your rules aren't their rules. In fact it comes off a judgemental.



#25 icekool

Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

this is MY experience though

For my boys, I didn't have any dairy but soy milk. I am lactose intolerant. My diet is very bland in general. I don't eat chocolate. I am allergic.

I did look up the gender diet to conceive a girl but most food I was intolerant or just couldn't be bothered. I saw it on tv that the gender diet worked so I was curious.  
For my girl, I had dairy. I had cereal with lactose free milk every morning and jam at night with crackers. A faze I was going through.
All my conception dates, I have no idea.






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