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Shettles was (apparently) wrong! Timing goes the other way. Please share!

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May 19th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Ingender. Com is very educational and yes you'll probably read it for a while cuz its so interesting. It dose tell how to add things in your diet to sway for the gender you want to concieve. Im trying for a girl and im 35.
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May 20th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I dtd w/ my son supposedly either day before or the day of O. Also, I had a huge habit of drinking lots of soda filled with caffeine, eating lots of fast food.

My brother and his wife eat a well balanced meal if they go out to restaurants or for visiting as the first girl great value lemoade and the 2nd girl they were into green tea.

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May 21st, 2012, 05:20 PM
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The good news is that the studies in the Impatient Woman book say that closer to ovulation actually works better for a girl! So you might be set.

That ingender site is great -- there's a good description there of one of the studies finding more girls close to O:

O+12 Method ~ New Zealand Study
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May 24th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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My first son we had sex the day before and the day of ovulation. My second son, I had a trigger shot with fertility meds so I know FOR SURE when I O'd and we had sex the DAY of and the day before O and he's a boy. I was hoping for a girl. No dice lol.

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May 24th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Maddox View Post
My first son we had sex the day before and the day of ovulation. My second son, I had a trigger shot with fertility meds so I know FOR SURE when I O'd and we had sex the DAY of and the day before O and he's a boy. I was hoping for a girl. No dice lol.

Sounds like me... All three of my boys were conceived the day of O or day before O. So I think I may need to do the opposite!
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May 25th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I really want a girl so I am doing both diet and O+12. Mostly supplements in vitamin form I want to lower my ph also that will double my chances. My. Hubby is doing diet to also to lower ph. I also heard shallow penetration an pull out almost all the way at ejaculation. Anymore tips?
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May 25th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I know -- I love that website too! It has a great page on the New Zealand study, which the Impatient Woman's Guide author spends a lot of time on. Here is the page.
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May 25th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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2 of my boys i have no idea when they were conceived, but the other 2 were definitly on O day.
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July 26th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I've only had boys, but both were conceived by DTD on ovulation day, so Shettles is true for me so far.

And I very much know when I ovulate.

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July 27th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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If you search the science of Shettles you'll find it's been disproven and what he thought he saw, he actually didn't.

He thought he saw differences in male and female sperm but those differences cannot be seen through a microscope, especially with the technology he used in his day. The changes he saw are the necessary changes that all sperm go through to even be able to penetrate the egg.

I'm not saying his theory has no bearing but really, it's no more than 50/50. Actually 49/51 in favor of boys. It's been shown it's in the natural balance of nature to produce more boys than girls.

I'm not sure I buy any of the diet/timing/swaying because there are many women who swear their sways were perfect but end up with the opposite. I really think it's all chance. But, that's just me. I'm far too lazy to sway. I have 5 sons and just found out our total OOPSIE baby is a girl. Shocked me to no end! I was prepping for baby boy #6.
Christina Jason
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August 10th, 2012, 06:58 AM
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I got PG with my first girl by DTD 5 days before O and my second girl we DTD all month long. I have low potassium levels and don't eat breakfast. I want a boy if we decide to have another so I'm starting potassium supplements and cereal in the morning.
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August 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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i gotpg with my dd and i O'd five days after dtd.
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August 14th, 2012, 04:16 PM
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yup youre theory doesnt work for me.
Both DD's were conceived by having sex everyday for weeks and not doing it close to ovulation. (cut off of 1-4 days before I actually ovulated)

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August 15th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I got 4 boys and they were all concieved day before ovulation. Had a low salt, low fat diet.
I got 2 girls who were concieved the day before ovulation. My diet was no different

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August 23rd, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I have 2 boys that were in girl territory. 3 days before O both times
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