Ovulation?

Sarndra - posted on 01/10/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi we are wanting to try for another baby but am hoping for a girl although whatever happens happens. I need to ask as I have been told several different things. My cycle is 31 days from the first day of menstruation. To concieve for a girl I am told to try 2-3 days before ovulating but do you ovulate 10-14 days after your first day of menstrauting or is it 14 days (2 weeks) before your next period. As putting these two dates together because I have a 31 day cycle they don't end up the same. If I follow the 10-14 day after period starts this could be too early if I try 14 days before my next period this puts me right into my ovulation period the other way when I want the two days before ovulating. Not sure if I am aming any sense here but am hoping I am :) Any answers will be appreciated.

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Sarndra - posted on 01/19/2009

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lol thanks for all your comments gals, I really appreciate it! I will try the wooden spoon and pink ribbon thing although I have to ask is the wooden spoon because girls are naughtier might reconsider if this is true lol!!! 

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Male sperm generally lasts about 3-5 days. Female eggs last about 12-24 hours. The closer you have sex to ovulation the better chance you have of having a boy because the the Y sperm generally swim faster to begin with but die faster as well (about 3 days) The X sperm take longer to swim, they contain more genetic material, but last longer (about 5 days.)

It's all theory of course. No one can completely make sure they have one or the other. At least now, until long ago, we understand that the male is the one who makes our children girls or boys since females can only make girls.

User - posted on 01/12/2009

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Sarndra, was just reading a magazine and found this article i thought may (or may not) interest you.



 Old Wives Tales-



    To Concieve A Girl



 



    * Make love in the afternoon



    * Keep penetration shallow



    * Put a wooden spoon under your bed and a pink ribbon under your pillow (lol)



    * Get your partner to keep his genitals warm in snug-fitting underpants and tight pants



    * Stop having unprotected sex 4 to 5 days before ovulation



    * You suggest lovemaking



   



     Good Luck again !!!

Sarndra - posted on 01/11/2009

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Quoting Claire:

hi there I'm like you trying for another baby I've been using a site called www.babyhopes.com there have ovulation charts and also tells you your best time's to conceive boy/girl. i also send you baby dust for a little bit of magic lol



Hi I have tried this site and have printed out the ovulation dates It just worries me that if I use the method 14 days before my next period which makes it the 13th which means that working from 12-14 days from the start of my period the other way aound makes the 13th right in the middle of ovulation instead of at the beginning, I have bid on an ovulation kit as well on trade me so will see if that helps me as well to determine when I ovulate.

Claire - posted on 01/11/2009

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hi there I'm like you trying for another baby I've been using a site called www.babyhopes.com there have ovulation charts and also tells you your best time's to conceive boy/girl. i also send you baby dust for a little bit of magic lol

Stephanie - posted on 01/10/2009

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babycenter.com has a ovulation calculator. it will tell you when you ovulate. I used it for all 3 of my kids and got pregnant with each one when i wanted to.  I have always heard that if you want a boy to dtd when the day you ovulate and if you want a girl to dtd before because the male sperm doesn't survive as long.

Samantha - posted on 01/10/2009

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Sarndra, Hey there! I have 5 girls and used the ovulation process when I conceived. Try this, it worked EVERY time for me: On the 12th day after the LAST DAY of your period, try as much as possible! If my period ended on the 10th, I would try on the 22nd. I have shared this with many friends and 13 out of 14 have had girls! I hope it works for you! Samantha

User - posted on 01/10/2009

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Hi there..i was told that u ovulate 10-14 after the first day of ur cycle.  U may want to buy a mid-stream ovulation kit, works just like a pregnancy kit, and u test ur urine for 7 days starting from day 7 (i think).  If u do this for a couple of months u will find out exactly what days ur body starts to ovulate, then u will know when to start trying for a girl. Good luck !!

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