Boys or Girls how to choose
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 05:54 PM
One of the tall tales I have heard on how to determine if your are having a boy or a girl is if the gal orgasmed when she conceived, that chemicals released by her body would kill the sperm carrying the x chromosome so your chances of having a boy were greatly increased....I am sure this theory was proposed by some man who had a high opinion of his own skills
What are some of the tall tales you have heard as to how to sex your child?
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 06:37 PM
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 06:53 PM
I think a lot goes into the sex of the baby. One of my friends once told me that she noticed that when she babysat for people, she noticed that those who had one of each sex often had a book about how to choose the sex of the baby. I don't know how much truth there is to the actual results, though.
Congrats on becoming a grandparent again! I was the lone girl in my generation, and I enjoyed my share of attention. At the same time, I had to hang with the ladies or play with the boys. I would have loved to have other girls around!
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 07:14 PM
I was thinkin this could be a fun topic about myths from around the world, I am sure there are alot of old wives tales floating around that have to be good for a laugh or two
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 07:55 PM
We always said you could tell by the way a woman carried.. If a preggo lady didn;t start showing until later in the pregnancy she was going to have a boy, if she started showing in the first trimester or early second she was going to have a girl. A girl baby will be held up front, meaning she would show faster, while boy babies are carried with the back meaning the woman wouldn't show until it was much bigger.
I didn't start showing until i was 5 months almost 6 months preggo, my friends who all had girls were balloons after 3 months in.
Also, what i have noticed is girls tend to cause more problematic pregnancies, this is believed because the female baby has the same hormones as the woman and they trigger all sorts of nonsense in higher levels. Every mom i have known that has a daughter first, had some problems through out their pregnancy.
Posted Thu Mar 03, 2011 09:27 PM
Now, I orgasm every time I have sex, so I know that didn't make a difference either...
I think it's in the genes... I also come from a family with a lot, I mean a lot of men. I was the only girl in my generation, and my daughter was the only girl out of 8 kids. I think what made the difference was the father... The father of my children comes from a relatively balanced family, meaning 5:3 boy to girl ratio, I came from a 3:1 boys to girl ratio. My brothers had boys only, but I figure it's because they carry the Y chromosome. I don't have one, so my children got that from their father.
Also, I heard that spermatozoids carrying the Y chromosome are faster than the ones carrying an X chromosome, but the latters live longer. So, you could imagine how you would strategize in terms of ovulation date and actual sex to achieve a certain result.
Anyway, congratulations once more Azhei...
This post has been edited by Olive: Thu Mar 03, 2011 09:29 PM
Posted Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:41 AM
As for trying for a girl I've read a lot that says timing sex for actual ovulation can increase the odds of boy/girl.
TCongrats on the new baby!
Posted Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:35 PM
so the medical evidence behind your theory is that when a female orgasms after the male, her cervix will dip into the pool of sperm, it dips with the contractions effectively sucking sperm high up into the uterus.
The rest of the seminal fluid runs out as it does very quickly. So the sperm that are now in the uterus are more speedily on their way than if they had to swim through the cervix from lower in the vagina to get there. As male sperm die faster than female sperm, they seem to swim faster too, hence males being prevelant if the female orgasms after the male has ejaculated. They're simply getting to the egg more quickly.
There is a theory that most miscarriages are of boy embryo's hence natural selection process making more male embryo's in the first instance. it kind of evens out so we aren't a predominantly male species.
so there you are, not an old wives tale, its been very much researched but its not recommended as a gender selection technique as obviously it only requires one sperm and although the chances of a male embryo resulting, there is also no guarantee.
Posted Fri Mar 04, 2011 06:49 PM
Posted Sat Mar 05, 2011 02:07 AM
As a little kid and visiting relatives in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, there was a local "witch" woman, Hoodoo Jane (that's what everyone called her) who dangled a spoon on a string over my aunt's pregnant belly. I was only five or six at the time, but if I remember right the direction the spoon took while swinging back and forth would foretell the sex, (north-south for a boy, east-west for a girl or something like that). She predicted a boy and sure enough my new cousin was a boy. I don't know if it was just a lucky guess but Hoodoo Jane was also good at predicting the weather and such.
But congratulations. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will be triplets and you'll have one of each...