methods to conceive baby boys?

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My husband and I have two beautiful little girls and we have decided that we will be trying for our third (and final) child in the near future. I was just wondering if anybody has tried different methods to try to conceive either sex (we would of course be overjoyed either way but I would love for him to have a son). I have been looking at different methods and I have heard that that conceiving on the day or day after ovulation and different sexual positions makes a difference...but any advice would be great =)

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Faiza - posted on 09/02/2012

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i have allready 2 girl and one boy this time iwant aboy how can cancive aboy

Sandra Renea - posted on 07/17/2012

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I tried this and it was right on. I did it for 7 people
Just to see how it would work. It was right for both
Of my children. We have 2 girls and are trying for a
Boy ( fingers crossed) according to this it says if we
Get pregnant this month it will be a boy but I haven't
Had my period this month and I may not because my
Cycles are irregular I can go a month without one
And that's normal for me. I bought a ovulation kit and
all them were negative along with the pregnancy test :(

Alexis - posted on 04/22/2010

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I just heard about that myself. If your PH balance is low acidic, your chances for having a boy faster because they won't die as quickly. Also after you have sex, don't jump and pee or clean up. Lay on your back where you were and don't pee until morning. That way you have a better chance at having more sperm get to the egg as well.

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I've heard an old wives tale - douche w/ a water and cider vinegar mixture to concieve a girl. a baking soda and water mixture for a boy. Never tried it, but it has to do with the PH levels and which sperm survive better in acidic vs alkaline. I do know a woman who it worked for. FWIW

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Anna - posted on 04/11/2011

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Just a few days ago I started a conversation tread called "Gender prediction thing" and this is what I wrote. Take a look and then find my post and read the replies people wrote bout how acurite this is. it worked fore 50 out of 66 people so far on here and another 10 out of 10 on my facebook post.

I was talking with one of my girlfriends a few weeks back and we started talking about the "Gender Prediction Chart" aka "Chinese Gender Chart" and she was telling me about a little test you could do that may predict if you will have a girl or boy. She says you can kinda plan it also. So I asked her about it and she said she was hanging with other young moms that know their exact month of conception / how old they were when they conceived their babies. So they decided to run the test and see if it was actuate. So they took their year (i.e I was 21 when I conceived my son) and added the month they conceive in (i.e. I conceived in march so that is the 3rd month) SUBTRACT ONE FROM SUM and it looks like this { 21 + 3 = 24 - 1 = } so she says that if you come out with an EVEN NUMBER then you will have a GIRL but if you come out with and ODD NUMBER then you will most likely have a BOY.

What I wanna know is HOW ACCURATE IS THIS THING? Can a bunch of you please do your math for in the reply box so I can compare all results and see what percentage of accuracy We come out with?

It is supposed to be 90% accurate but a survey done in 1999 said that it is less then 75% accurate.

So lets see what we come up with?!?! =)

Age of Conception + Month you Conceive in = NUMBER - 1 = EVEN (GIRL) ODD (BOY)

P.S. My LMP before I got pregnant was the end of Feb 2009 but I KNOW I that I didnt have sex until Mid-March and I count it as that and not from Feb. Same as my friends.

Just thought you guys might want to know that.

Jessica - posted on 04/23/2010

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This is quite an interesting convo, lol. I never really thought about it. I just wanted to get preg so bad (had a miscarriage and couldn't get preg again) I did everything I could... every trick in the book. I don't know which I would prefer next. I would like to have a boy now, but it would be much cheaper to have another girl born in or around summer! lol! My goal is to have all of mine born in the same general season- that way I can always pass down clothes, haha!
As far as getting preg... the thing about not getting up, works! I literally crammed pillows under my butt and slept like that! It worked... It also works to take a vacation... (my mom calls my daughter the "choo-choo baby" b/c she "came" from Chattanooga, lol!) because you are more relaxed! You can also pick up a statue of the "goddess of fertility" to give you a hand! Note: I don't believe in mythology and "false idols," but it's a joke between my husband and me. We were at a "culture fest" in chattanooga and my husband said, "look! the goddess of fertility!" So... jokingly I picked it up and rubbed my belly, arms, legs, everything really... low and behold... i was pregnant shortly after! haha!

Good luck! =)

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You don't necessarily need an ovulation prediction kit... your body gives you all the signals you need in order to know when you're ovulating. I highly recommend the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility" by Toni Weschler to EVERY woman out there. (There is an entire chapter on choosing the sex of your baby). Using the principles in this book allowed me to get pregnant exactly when I wanted to! Don't mean to sound like a commercial, but it's really an educational and helpful tool. Good luck!

Danee - posted on 04/22/2010

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The method of having sex during ovulation works, i already have 2 boys and prego with my 3rd baby, baby GIRL :) after a few month of planning and tracking everything, we conceived a few days before ovulation,I had my due date figured out before I even went to see my doctor. http://www.ehow.com/way_5451961_diet-con... good site about nutrition for men what to eat to help with sex of baby Best of luck

Jessica - posted on 04/22/2010

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Increased warmth, is also good, for conceiving a boy. Women who have more fat on their bodies have a better chance at conceiving boys.

Shelly - posted on 04/22/2010

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@Brittiny, the Chinese gender predictor chart was wrong for all my kids. It said all 3 of my boys were girls and it said my girl was a boy ;)

Shelly - posted on 04/22/2010

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My first 3 kids were all conceived on or after ovulation and they are all boys. My 4th one (who I am preg with now!) is a girl and conceived about 3 days BEFORE I ovulated. (I thought I was not going to ovulate that month, as all the signs suggested that. Turns out I was just late...oops!)

Melany - posted on 04/22/2010

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i will also be trying for a boy next.. The thing about having sex on or after ovulation seems the most correct and I will be trying that. Here's some fun stuff I also found: Eat long fruit and veg (eg. bananas and cucumber); Sex in the morning; Alkaline diet; Women should have orgasms when trying to conceive a boy, and preferably at the same time as their partner; eat breakfast; ... also read stuff to do with the moon phase and odd and even days but can't find it now...

Olivia - posted on 04/21/2010

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have sex the day or a few days after you ovulate. male sperm are faster swimmers, but die off faster:) my son was conceived on the 1st day of my ovulation. i swear it works:) good luck!

Morgan - posted on 04/21/2010

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female sperm swim slower but live longer, male sperm swim faster but die sooner so they say if you can chart your ovulation than you need to have sex the days AFTER you ovulate in order to concive a boy :) ..................the gender chart was wrong for me

Jodi - posted on 04/21/2010

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The closer you have sex to ovulation, you increase the chance of conceiving a boy because male sperm die off faster than female, so if they have further to travel to the egg, the more female sperm there will be left to fertilize it. Get an ovulation test to determine when you are ovulating and have sex a couple days before and after. Worked to conceive my beautiful baby boy :) Good luck!

Brittiny - posted on 04/21/2010

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So this may sound silly, but look online for a chinese gender predictor chart. It has a chart with your age on one side and the month you conceive down the other, and in every line tells you an M or F. The girls at work and I printed the chart out and figured out that it was almost 100% accurate... the only baby who we weren't absolutely sure about was born on the 1st of her birth month, so it was harder to determine the month of conception. Some people swear by different positions, etc, but I don't know about all of that. Of course, the predictor chart is just a kind of fun thing, too.. but kind of eerie. Good Luck!

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