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Posted 21 April 2020 - 01:30 PM
Hi lovely ladies
I have a gorgeous daughter and my second baby probably be my last. We would love to concieve a boy this time. Boys momma out there do you have any tips or advise? I have PCOS so im not sure when i ovulate. Would love to hear when you concieved your baby boy
Posted 21 April 2020 - 01:38 PM
We absolutely lucked out and have 1 girl, 2 boys and a baby girl on the way. Ultimately it's chance. There's lots of different myths and old wives tales, but none really have any scientific backing. The only thing i know of that does have scientific backing is timing with ovulation. If you want a girl try to dtd in the week leading up to ovulation, as girl sperm survive longer. If you want a boy try to dtd on ovulation day or just after, as boy sperm swim faster so should win the race to the egg.
I have pcos too, but tend to have 33-35 day cycles meaning i can still roughly track when it *should* happen. Though with current pregnancy i was apparently a week off lol. All you can really do is try and hope for the best, good-luck
Posted 21 April 2020 - 02:25 PM
I’ve never heard of a method that is proven to work. I have heard that men who are younger, not overweight, not cyclists and not smokers are more likely to have boys, and also women who feel wealthy (doesn’t matter if you actually are or not apparently).
On the plus side, if you have another girl (there is a 49% chance of this happening), girls are awesome, having more of them only makes things more awesome. I have 3 amazing girls and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:59 PM
Completely unscientific data from me but 4/4 boys in my family (two are my sons, two are my nephews) were conceived when using Conceive Plus lubricant. We weren’t trying for boys it just happened.
Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:10 PM
My mum always says that really fit men have daughters more often. After seeing a lot of Aussie rules footballers having daughters. Extreme fitness.
So if your husband is a fitness nut, maybe make him sit on the couch and feed him McDonald’s for a few months?
Ultimately it’s all luck. My siblings and I all have boys. And we are all very different.
Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:57 PM
We conceived ours at ovulation. Basically OPK came back positive and ... we ... errrr got to "work". 266 days later boys were born.
Didn't mean to have boys, we actually would have preferred girls. Years later, i found out that male sperm dies quicker/swims slower (something like that) and if you want daughters, you ideally have intercourse 2/3 days prior to ovulation and boys, at ovulation.
eta ... i think no one method has been proven to be successful at gender swaying, luck has a lot do do with it.
Edited by Fennel Salad, 21 April 2020 - 08:59 PM.
Posted 21 April 2020 - 09:06 PM
There’s a few websites out there that go nuts with diets, supplements, timing etc
We thought about doing it as we have 2 boys already and want a third, but I read that even if it works it raises the odds by like 1%. It just seemed way too hard to be honest! I hope you get your boy x
Posted 21 April 2020 - 10:44 PM
I have three boys I think it's because I just wanted to fall pregnant that I just tried around when I thought I was ovulating but didn't know that there was a specific time to stay clear of if I wanted a girl! Fourth time around we did get a beautiful little girl but I avoided ovulation and really didn't try as much as what I did with the boys. I also read about increasing calcium and magnesium to get a girl.
Boys are awesome they have a loving side to them even if they want to get outside and play in the dirt etc my third doesn't really like that and has a gentler side to him which is great because he gels with his sister on most occasions unless she's overly bossy!
Posted 21 April 2020 - 11:29 PM
DS1 was conceived by BD right at ovulation.
DS2 was conceived by BD about 5 days prior to ovulation (by timing theory should have been girl).
DD was conceived by BD right at ovulation.
So my sample of 3 says it is totally random.
Posted 22 April 2020 - 07:45 AM
There is some evidence around diet. Try doing a Google scholar search. From memory high potassium and sodium, low calcium and magnesium. Also higher calorie diets for boys. In my very small sample, we swayed for a girl following this method (opposite to above) and it did work, but of course we always had a 50/50 chance.
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