thread: Concieving Girls

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jun 2006
    In the middle of Pink and Blue!!!
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    Concieving Girls

    Someone told me yesterday that it is harder to fall pregnant when trying for a girl then if you were trying for a boy. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this or if anyone has had any experience?

    She fell straight away with her two boys and it took 5 months to fall with a girl.

    Just curious

    Nikki


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    Melbourne, Victoria
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    Nikki, I took 8 mths to get pregnant with my first daughter and then bang, first time with my second daughter!!!

  3. #3
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    May 2005
    Canberra
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    it's amazing how many myths there are out there. i hadn't even heard this one before. but honestly it really makes no difference, the odds are 50/50 either way.

  4. #4
    ~Belinda~ Guest

    Yes I agree with Misty, must be many myths out there!

    We decided to start TTC in April this year and fell first go and we're having a little girl! I did the whole "legs rested up on the wall thing" because we really wanted a Bub but unsure if that's what gave us a girl! Who knows!

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    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Melbourne
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    i have 2 DD which I conceived both 2nd TTC. I thought that trying for a boy would be harder.

    Hopefully I will know the answer for myself in early 2008, my DF and i are going to start trying for our much wanted baby boy.

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    Jul 2006
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    I fell within 3 months with DD1....within 4 weeks after DD1 birth with my 2nd DD.

  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
    Off with the fairies
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    Both my DD were conceived first try so was my son for that matter. the only story I have hear is that girls are usually stronger than boys so more likely to survive

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Ever so slowly going crazy...
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    I've been told girl "swimmers" are slow but strong, and boy 'swimmers' are fast but weak. If you bd very close to O, a boy because he gets to the egg. If you bd before O girl swimmers will survive till egg gets there and boys die off. Hope that made sense!! Every time iv'e bd AT O time, got a boy!!!

  9. #9
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    Mar 2007
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    Sounds like a myth otherwise there would be lots more males than females in the world. I think there are more males than females but it's not a huge difference.

  10. #10
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    Oct 2007
    Inner West Sydney
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    I agree with Purplemamma. I have heard that if you want a girl have lots of sex and if you want a boy only have sex when you ovulate. I have had friends that have tried this and it worked. It worked for us too.

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    ~Belinda~ Guest

    yes well that worked for us too in that case!

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    In the middle of Pink and Blue!!!
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    Thanks heaps for all your replise we dtd for 4 days in a row and stopped 4 days before ovulation so we will see if it worked for us.

    Thanks Nikki

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    ~Belinda~ Guest

    hopefully it worked for you!! good luck!

  14. #14
    Registered User

    May 2004
    Shepparton
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    I think this goes back to Shettles timing Method. He says it can take longer to conceive when trying to conceive a girl due to only having intercourse 3 days before ovulation.

    This in no way relates to conceiving in the usual manner

    BTW... There is lots of evidence now that debunks Shettle's

  15. #15
    becky Guest

    I fell pregnant with DS after 2 months, and fell pregnant with DD after 1 month. I agree with the other girls, it is a 50/50 chance!