Concieveing a baby girl, are there any "old wives tales" that work?

Sonya - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I ahve a son whom i love dearly and would like to have a wee girl to complete our family. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has tried some of the "old wives tales" and had positive results? Or if there is any other way of bettering your chances of concieveing one sex more than the other?

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Ebony - posted on 02/22/2010

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The only advise my GP gave me when i asked about conceiving a girl was that diet can play a vital role in creating a vaginal environment that favors a specific sex. to get a girl it is important for the mother to have a high calcium and high magnesium diet for at least six weeks before conception. this creates an acidic environment which does not favor male sperm as their bodies are long and slender and are killed off easily by an acidic environment. Girl sperm on the other hand is a different shape (round and plump) and can survive the acidic environment better. for a boy it is high salt, high protein. its a given that if you try for a girl you should try and avoid salty and protein rich foods and visa versa. nothing is fool proof but this method has the highest percentage of achievement for natural conception. He did warm me however that people trying to have girls often take longer to concieve but I'm not sure why that is. hope this helps. we are trying it and hopefully we will get a little girl! good luck!

Sativa - posted on 02/07/2010

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Learn your reproductive schedule and avoid having sex on the day that you ovulate. but go like bunnies the few days before. The sperm that create a male child are smaller and faster than the female creating sperm. What this means is that they move faster but also die faster. The female creating sperm are slower but they live for up to four days inside your body. This is how the first daughter was born in my husbands family.

Heather - posted on 02/05/2010

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Well, I don't believe there are any "real" ways to conceive a girl rather than a boy. But, I can tell you that I know that men have girl sperm and boy sperm. Boy sperm only live for 24 hours where as girl sperm live for up to 3 days. So I would suggest to have sex a few days before you are ovulating and only do it once because boy sperm are more active also, so if you do it more, you will more than likely get another boy!!

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I never tried to conceive one or the other (we just went for it) but I have read a little bit about how you can change your diet in order to attempt to conceive one sex or the other sex. It's not really an old wives tale...a little more scientific I think. So probably more likely to work too hehe:) Here's a link I found for you...



http://www.babyzone.com/preconception/fa...

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Ellen - posted on 03/13/2013

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For those dum bitches who are sporning shit minds into the world, there is NO such fucking thing as a GIRL sperm or BOY sperm for that matter. There are two types of gametes - sperm (NOT girl or boy) and the ovule (in laymen terms, egg). The man donates the sperm and the female provides the egg. Get back to school.

Sara - posted on 02/22/2010

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Hon, I don't believe in old wives' tales for conception. [Except on the female sperm argument.] Your body will decide AT conception what the sex will be, and there's nothing you can do to change it. Not trying to bring your hopes down, I just don't want them up after you've tried all these things. Good luck. :)

Kelsey - posted on 02/21/2010

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My second child is an ivf baby. And what i learnt through that experience is girl sperm lives longer. So for a boy do it on the day you ovulate. And for a girl before or after ovulation. I already had a daughter and really wanted a boy. But in the end my new daughter is a joy and i would never swap her for a boy now. In the end it's that they are healthy that matters.

Vicky - posted on 02/21/2010

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my mum has helped people with concieving. she says if you and your partner both orgasm its a boy and if just your partner orgasms its a girl. its worked for her friends so hope it helps for you. Good luck.

Jess - posted on 02/21/2010

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I wasn't even trying to get pregnant so I defiantly wasn't trying anything specific. But I didn't get to see my partner a lot back then because of our jobs so I know when I got pregnant and my experience is different to all the advise I have seen on here. so I'm not sure there really is a way to increase your chances :(



But its defiantly true that female sperm does last longer than boy sperm ! Good luck though !

Jocelyn - posted on 02/05/2010

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I did a lot of research on this last year and actually did end up with a girl!!! This is what I did. Because female sperm are stronger, have sex with you on top, or in a position that allows shallow penetration. Also eat acid foods, it will change the lining of the uterus ever so slightly, it will make it a bit too acidic for the boy sperm to survive. Also having sex a few days before you ovulate will let the boy sperm die off, and leave more female swimmers left. Good luck :)

Colleen - posted on 02/05/2010

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after i conceived my son i heard from a bunch of ppl that there was a study dione that suggested that its the hormones in the womens body that actually decides the sex of the child not the mans sperm, if the womens body has more estrogen then she will have a girl, if she has more progeterine (sorry dnt know how to spell it the female version of testosterone) then she will have a boy. i hade more "testosterone" lol in my body and conceived a boy dont know if its true or not

Tori - posted on 02/05/2010

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apparently if a man and woman eat alot of sweet things u get a girl, both eat alot of savoury for a boy.... way before you try.... so i heard..... it might be true as i craved chocolate with my girls and sea food with my boy. worth trying with any other tips lol

Yesica - posted on 02/05/2010

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Ive heard the chinese calendar works pretty good but you have to look at several an compare good luck Im wanting the same thing have 2 boys want a girl If I have a girl I hope its 2

Donna - posted on 02/05/2010

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This may be a wee bit rude but Iv herd this long time ago and im not sure if its true or not but i tried it.lol.
Don't have an orgasm if ur trying for a girl as female sperm a stronger swimmers
Have an orgasm for a boy as it helps to push the sperm up there so they dont have far to go lol dont know if its true but i have a girl and now have a boy.
I am a big believer if its ment to be it will happen. If u are ment to have ur girl u will get her. Best of luck

Serena - posted on 02/05/2010

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I feel like if the woman is the aggressor during conception that seems to produce females, and vice versa...

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