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Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:45 pm

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:shock: i was reading an article that explained how you can somewhat control what gender of baby you want. the male and female (x and y chromosomes) behave differently. here's the excerpt:

Natural Methods for Choosing the Sex of Your Child

The Shettles method is arguably the most well-known natural strategy for choosing the sex of your child. Developed three decades ago by Landrum B. Shettles, MD, PhD, the plan involves timing intercourse to a woman's cycle and assuming certain sexual positions.

In his book How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, Shettles explains that the male (Y) sperm is smaller, faster, and more short-lived than the female (X) sperm. Because of this, it is better for boy-desiring couples to have sex closest to the time when a woman's egg is released ( ovulation). This way, the speedy male sperm could get to the egg sooner than the female one.

The Y chromosome apparently also enjoys an advantage over its counterpart when the sperm is discharged as close as possible to the opening of the cervix. This is achieved through rear entry intercourse (man enters woman from behind).

Parents desiring a girl, on the other hand, are encouraged to have sex in the missionary position (face to face, man on top) about two to four days before ovulation so that by the time the egg comes, only the heartier, more resilient X sperm will remain in the woman's reproductive tract.

The Shettles method has reportedly been effective at least 75% of the time, with the rate slightly lower for girls than for boys. Pat Buie, a registered nurse from Canada, incorporated Shettles' method into her sex selection plan -- described in her book Choose the Sex of Your Baby Naturally -- and claims to have a 95% success rate.

from http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/choo ... your-child



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Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:35 pm

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I think this is one thing that will never be settled. I personally do not believe that the postion you have or when you have intercouse determains the sex of your baby. But then again i haven't done to much research about sperm. I will look into this and see what else i can find. This is interesting though.

Wait i just thought of something ... If what Landrum B. Shettles, says is correct ...that would give away my sex life!!!! :lol: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D jk



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Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:29 am

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okay so i was looking in on this more, and the more i read the more i became convinced that you really can control the sex of your baby, to a point anway. It really amazes me how far medical science has come. WOW.



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Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:29 pm

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I'm definately going to try a few things to get a boy next time. 8-)

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Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:41 pm

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I also heard if you want a boy, your man should drink a cup of coffee 15 mins before sex. That is supposed to 'energize' the Y-sperm and help them swim to the egg faster.

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Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:07 pm

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Well when my husband and I were trying to conceive our second child I remembered this post..I wanted another boy and now we are pregnant... With a boy!!! I don't know if it was because we followed some of the rules to conceive a boy or not but i am getting my second boy!! I am more of a believer now anyway!



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