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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 05:44 AM   11
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Its the sperm that determines the sex so I guess fact no girls for 24 years on your side is irrelevant? I think it is 50/50. Looking through my family history people have less children these days so less chance of a mixture of gender. I have 4 children , a lot compared to my sisters and cousins. I had 3 girls then boy, . I do think a mums instinct regarding gender is strong. I just knew my 4th baby was a boy. Good luck
Yea i dont think my side matters at all,

Ive never really thought about people having less kids and i suppose that makes a huge difference.

You ladies are so much help. thanks x



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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 09:51 AM   12
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I NEVER thought id have a girl, low and behold I found out on saturday im having a princess. Could def happen to you.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 12:47 PM   13
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I've read that the girl and boy sperm have different charicteristics (sp) and depending on alot of factors on which gets to the egg first and gets in there.

Do you know how close to your ov day that you concieved? boy sperm are faster but dont survive as long so if you BD on the day you ov then more likely that the boy sperm got there. If you BD a few days before ov then the girl sperm which are slower but live longer wll get to the egg on the day of ov.

Thats as much as i know and im not an expert...x
I agree with this theory, its definatley correct with my 2 kids x



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 12:49 PM   14
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I've got a good feeling you will break the mould.



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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 13:00 PM   15
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Since your husband has an X and Y chromosome he will automatically have both X and Y sperm in equal amounts. For some reason though 52% of babies born are boys however boy babies are weaker than girl babies and so the numbers even out in the end. So yes you have a good chance of having either a boy or a girl.

My gender scan is in 2 weeks time and I am also wondering - both my sister and I have girls and there are no boy grandchildren on OH's or my side of the family, so who knows?



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 13:21 PM   16
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Good luck! I had the first girl on DH's side in 15 years!

Just going on x & y, all things being equal your odds are theoretically 50/50, as every pregnancy is independent of the others.

However...

I have read that if you have a child of one gender, your second child is somewhat more likely to be the same gender. (This is because there may be environmental factors impacting your DH's sperm--ie-anesthesiologists and scuba divers tend to father girls because the male sperm don't survive long enough to even leave his body. Some believe having your DH wear certain underwear, eat certain foods, etc can impact your husband's count of girl or boy sperm.)

Timing of intercourse to ovulation can make an impact--boy sperm swim faster, girl sperm live longer, and so on.

And some new research is showing that the egg actually selects for the sperm it wants. So while the male's chromosome determines gender, the egg chooses the sperm. So your egg plays a part too and you can take as much credit as your partner for which gender you conceive.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 13:52 PM   17
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its always 50/50 regardless of the amount of children you have, statistically you're more likely to have a boy, the amount changes every year but it never moves beyond 1 percent, its always just under or just over so not enough to have a real effect, also I know 100% that I bd'd several days before ovulation because I was visiting my relatives, even though male sperm is generally weaker its more complicated than that hence why shettles method (think thats how its spelled) is so innacurate



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2010, 13:54 PM   18
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50/50 as with any pregnancy.
And i dont think there is any way to tell without a scan.
I dont believe in the heartbeats/veins ect theorys of course they will
be right sometimes as there is only 2 options so chance would predict
they would be right 50% of the time and wrong the 50% of the time.



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 07:20 AM   19
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well thank you all ladies for all your advice!!

I really appreciate it.

As soon as i have my scan i will let you all know but it isnt for ages yet! Bummer or what.

But thanks again, you really are all a great help. xxx



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Old Aug 31st, 2010, 07:33 AM   20
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have you tried the gender predictor ( chinese birth chart) or the moon theory?
i tried both of these and they were both accurate. the chinese birth predictor was correct for 15 people i tried it on. dont take it as 100% but a lot have people have confirmed on here also that it was correct x



 
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