Gender pattern theory can you prove it wrong?!

Laura - posted on 01/19/2016 ( 17 moms have responded )

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hey everyone my husbands auntie has this gender pattern theory I want to test to see if she's right. She said that you will either follow your mum and dads gender pattern or your oh parents gender pattern for example my grandparents had 3 girls my mum and dad had 2 girls, my OH comes from a BBG pattern and we have a boy so by that it should mean my next would be a boy as I'm following MIL pattern. She said we cannot tell if there have been any losses. Hope this makes sense please help me prove her wrong haha x

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Jodi - posted on 01/20/2016

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It works for some and not for others because gender is random........the ones it works for are coincidence not a genetic pattern.

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Gena - posted on 01/23/2016

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My mom had three girls.
Mother in law one boy and one girl.
My dads parents had 1boy 1girl 1boy and another boy.
My moms parents had boy,boy,boy,girl,girl,boy,girl,boy and girl. (yes they are 9siblings)
My cousins from my dads side are 4 boys and 1girl. (my dads sister had 3 boys)
My cousins from my moms side are 3girls and 11 boys.
My sister in law has 1boy and 1girl.
My husband and i have 1 boy.

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2016

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Interesting, my mom had a loss and three girls. My sis had boy the girl, other sis had girl, boy, boy, I had boy, girl, boy, girl, then twin girls.
When I worked in labor a delivery there were all sort of theories. Gender is always determined by the male, He either gives a Y or an X, to make YX or XX (boy or girl). Statistically more boys are conceived then girls because male fetuses and infants have a slightly higher mortality rate.

Ev - posted on 01/21/2016

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My mother had four girls (two did not live.)
My mom's mother had girl, boy, girl, and boy.
My mom's sis had two girls.
My mom's older brother had 2 boys by birth that I know of.
My mom's younger brother had a girl and boy.
My dad's mom had a girl and boy.
My dad's sis had two boys.
My sister had a girl and her only child.
I had one of each.
My first cousin (mom's sister's child) had a girl.
I had a girl and boy.
My daughter had a girl and boy.
My niece had a boy.
My son has not had children yet.
Any other cousins closely related either did not have kids of their own or I do not know what they did have.

I can sort of see a pattern where my daughter and I were concerned but not really anywhere else. I would have to think that this happens on chances rather than on gender patterns.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/21/2016

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I think you would have more trouble proving this old wives tale RIGHT rather than WRONG.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/21/2016

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My mom had 3 girls. Her first daughter has a girl and a boy. Her second daughter has 2 boys. I have a boy and a girl.

My mother in law has 2 boys. Once again, I have a boy and a girl.

There is no rhyme or reason. There are certainly ways to try to have a boy/girl, but they are not 100%. Really, it comes down to what kind of sperm reaches the egg first. Old wives tales are fun, just usually wrong.

Laura - posted on 01/21/2016

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I don't really think it's 50/50 every time as it has been shown some fathers have more y sperm and some have more x

Michelle - posted on 01/21/2016

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There is always a 50/50 chance of having either sex. Like Jodi said, it's coincidence, not genetic.

Laura - posted on 01/20/2016

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Thank you for your comments ladies it seems to work for some and not for others I've tried it with my family and it works it was freaking me out haha

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/19/2016

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Well, my parents had two boys and a girl. My mothers parents had two girls, and the third would have been a boy, but miscarried. My father's parents had two of each. My husband's family was 2 boys and a girl, and my husband and I have 2 boys (miscarried a girl).

My younger brother has one each, but my SIL's 'pattern' seems to be 2 of one gender than one of the opposite, as she's now got a girl and two boys with her current spouse. My BIL has 2 girls and a boy, my SIL has 2 boys and a girl.

There actually is a pattern to ours!

Dove - posted on 01/19/2016

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My mom is the youngest of 3... they went girl, boy, girl.
My dad is the youngest of 4... they went boy, boy, girl, boy.
I'm not sure about that far back in my ex's family, but I believe there are 3 boys and a girl (not sure birth order except one of the boy's is the oldest... and my ex's father).

My parents had a boy and then a girl (me, obviously).
My ex's parents had two boys.

I have twin girls and a boy.

So... nope, doesn't follow any 'pattern' whatsoever.

Michelle - posted on 01/19/2016

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Doesn't work in my family. I have boy, boy, girl. My Mum had girl, boy and my ex husbands parents had girl, boy.

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