Gender Selection Methods

Hey Moms! For some reason the topic of gender selection has come up over and over again this last week. I don't know why but I figured this would be a great place to ask about it. Basically we talked about the shettles method (having sex day of ovulation for a boy or a few days before for a girl) and diet before/during conception.(high acidity diet for girl, low acidity for boy).

Has anyone here tried these methods or others to have either a boy or girl? Did it work for you?

We weren't trying to have a girl, but in order to get pregnant we started having sex every other day for 5-6 days before I ovulated. I didn't take any tests or anything, we just took our best guess at timing. It worked and we were pregnant right away. I had a girl, which goes along with the Shettles theory of having sex a few days before ovulation to increase chances of having a girl. Of course it could just be coincidence...

What was your experience?

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    04/14/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I do not believe this method works. I, honestly, cannot see how food or when one has intercourse determines the gender of the child. My mother had six girls and ate a variety of things, we are also not all the same years apart, we vary--a lot. I heard it depends on the man, his genetics, whether you will have a boy or girl. I believe whatever sperm wins the race in reaching the egg first. lol
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    04/14/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I agree with that as well. Everyone of my sisters had girls first, one has all girls, so they believed, as did I, that my first would be a girl (I have 5 sisters and 4 of them have kids). I was very much shocked when we found out the gender. I love my momma's boy. My youngest niece wanted me to have a girl and even PRAYED in her Sunday school class for one! When we told her, she was disappointed but later said to my mom and sister, "You know, I was thinking, it is okay if Auntie 'Lissa has a boy because that is what God wants her to have." It was so cute. She was 5 then.
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