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25-01-2014 08:11 #5 when do you find out? Also, regardless if it had been debunked or not I don't see the harm in trying. Please give me some hope! I know according to shettles method the further from ovulation the higher the chance of it being a girl but I don't think my body keeps sperm alive that long. Myth: It’s best to have sex every other day, so you can hit at least one of the two best days and save up your sperm. they do say 5 is possible but the chances are very slim. The boy/girl sperm thing is about when you had sex. Shettles was a biologist, and in, in the 1960s, he discovered that Y-bearing, male-producing sperm are smaller and faster than the X-bearing variety, which are larger and live longer. Sperm can survive up to 5 days inside the woman’s body after ejaculation. So if you achieved the unlikely and concieved 5+ days before O what bubba did you get? I am trying to work out exactly how many days before ovulation would be my best chance of a girl. * Do not have intercourse again until 2 or 3 days after ovulation has … For my eldest I changed my diet to make myself more acidic because this is meant to help female sperm survive. Reality: Chances of conception are nearly identical whether you have sex once, twice, three times, or more in the 6-day window before ovulation.The critical thing is to hit the day of ovulation or the day before. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. Aside from tracking ovulation, you also need to adopt this recommended sex positions to conceive a baby boy. For my eldest I changed my diet to make myself more acidic because this is meant to help female sperm survive. I guess these theories are just for fun really and all that matters is a healthy baby regards of the gender x Nope wasn't true for me, I dtd the day after ovulation and still got my girl and with my son it was a a few days before ovulation. I really hope you get your lg. Having sex further from ovulation, but still within the sperm survival range, will favor having a girl. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. I've got 5 boys in total with all of them we dtd … My last two we dtd one day before ov (boys) I have 2 girls one we cut off 4 days before and the other I done the o+12 method so after ovulation. Is a girl still possible? The Shettles Method theory. Are you pregnant and trying to work out the sex? One day before ovulation and two days before ovulation or actually the best days for TTC. Shettles worked for me. Having sex on ovulation day or just prior to ovulation day is the time that most doctors recommend for ensuring the highest chances of becoming pregnant. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. This method has been prooven not as true as people thought it was. monitoring_string = "3ca4edba3412280d6602cbcfe1cd5847". But I'll keep you posted! My two girls were both same day … With my first son we DTD 3 days before ovulation so I was totally expecting a girl but nope, a boy! It’s called “The Shettles Method,” based on the work of Dr. Landrum Shettles.Dr. There are ways to track your fertile days. Well, conceiving the desired sex is a 50/50 shot to begin with, so it only increases the odds by 10% which is not huge. Yes, the sperm decides the sex, but the day of conception has a lot to do with gender. Id … 4 - 5 days after your menses is the best day to try and conceive a boy. Because sperm can live for 3 to 5 days in a woman's reproductive tract, it is possible to become pregnant if intercourse occurs several days before ovulation. To use ovulation to predict your baby’s gender, look at the day you had sex and the day of ovulation. As you move to 2-3 days prier to O then the chances for a girl go up. We did not end up doing a 0+12 (treated it as a practice cycle) but we dtd 3.5 to 4 before ovulation (ovulated 4 days early so should have really being a 7 day abstinence). We did try for a girl again and I didn't change my diet and nothing happened for a year and a half until we dtd just before ov and I caught with a boy. Instead, you should have sex on the very day of ovulation and up to 2 to 3 days after. * After the last day of your period, have intercourse frequently, up until 2 to 4 days before you suspect you will ovulate. Or at least the ultrasound person said she saw dangly bits, I'm "only" 35 weeks pregnant I'm also a good argument against fertility dropping over 30 or whatever the stats are, I'm almost 35yo. is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an, (You must log in or sign up to post here. Tracking ovulation allows you to know the best time to have sex to conceive a baby boy. The most commons one are using an opk, a BBT thermometer and online ovulation tracking. My Dd2 now is now 6 months stayed put for 5 days lol. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Make sperm travel faster, but female sperm can live longer inside you. Yes, DF and I DTD on the day of ovulation and have a DD2 who is a girl . BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. My last two we dtd one day before ov (boys) I have 2 girls one we cut off 4 days before and the other I done the o+12 method so after ovulation. On average, ovulation occurs 12 to 16 days before the menstrual period begins. Well good luck for the 2ww and good luck on getting a girl. The general 'rule' is 3 or more days before O = Girl because the boy sperm apparently dies earlier, however I have also read that 6/7 days before O = Boy Despite the fact that I know in my head its 50/50 I would really like to do a little poll. 24 hours and closer to O higher chances for a boy. The idea is that boy sperm doesn't live very long, but are faster then girl sperm- so if you DTD on the day of ovulation you are more likely to have a boy. According to Shettles the 24 hr mark is a 50/50 chance of boy or girl. That pregnancy was a girl :) Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by CatLady86, Jan 2, 2017. A woman is usually able to get pregnant for about 5 days each month, when ovulation occurs. Im currently pregnant with a baby that would've been conceived right on ovulation day but I wont find out the sex for another 5 or so weeks. I think I can conceive boys easily and girls I have to make changes. This is because your womb is ready for fertilization several days after your period ends. I had planned to try to sway for a boy in around 12 months time - but this baby obviously wanted to be here earlier! You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. One of the things you really need to be good at when trying to have a boy naturally is pinpointing your ovulation day. Why has it been debunked? Oooh I'm interested in this as I've been looking into the Shettles method. I am surprised how common boys are that late after ovulation. (a) When trying for a boy, don't have sex for 3- 4 days before you reach the target date a day or two before ovulation! Having sex as close as possible to ovulation will favor a boy. The egg only stays alive for a very short time. However, my 12 week nub pic is VERY boy and has received 100% 'boy' response in the gender prediction section - so now I am of the view it is a boy. Second, the only way to know when you ovulated is to chart your temperatures. I've got 5 boys in total with all of them we dtd on or just before ov. I've heard of it working for so many people x. By using a calculator and monitoring your cycle, you will identify the best day for conception. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. Boy or Girl: Couples Trying to Load the Dice ... of a girl is supposedly fostered by an acidic douche preceding shallower face-to-face coitus without female orgasm 2-3 days before ovulation. Girl sperm are slow, but live much longer. With my DS, we tried for a boy by DTD (do the deed) the day of ovulation and the day after. Ahhh I see! With this one, we wanted a girl, so we DTD (do the deed) 4 days and 1 day prior to ovulation. I didn't track ovulation with my first pregnancy so I can't say if it worked or not, but we had a boy. I was also advised to (incoming TMI) masturbate twice after DTD to help the boy sperm mobilise even quicker and get them to the egg before the girl sperm.. the contractions of the orgasm assist with this.. diet wise getting more potassium and less calcium and magnesium should also increase your chances of having a baby boy. I also expected a girl, but was surprised by a healthy son instead. I wasn't tracking ovulation with my second son. im driving myself crazy with symptom spotting (im 9dpo) sometimes i think its just in my head, because there is very very small chance i got preg this month (w dtd only once 3-4 days before ov) i was just wondering if anyone conceived after dtd few days before ovulation? Shettles Method. 07-05-2012 19:56 #5. delirium View Profile View Forum Posts Offending peeps since 2007 ... Usually the day of O is a boy, 1-3 before is a girl and that's exactly how it was for my boy and girl. So my question - did anyone conceive a boy after DTD 5 + days before ovulation? Can you conceive girl on ovulation day..: Me and my husband did DTD everyday after my AF and I think also just before ovulation..we desperately want a girl as we already have a boy ..but either way we are ok just want a healthy .. - BabyCenter Australia

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