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Old 03-17-2005, 06:36 AM   #1
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is this really true

Is it true that if you want a girl you should have intercourse a couple days before ovulation and if you want a boy is should be the day before or the day of ovulation? How about if you have had intercourse 2 to 3 days before ovulation and then the day of ovulation?

 
Old 03-17-2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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Re: is this really true

Sex of the baby is determined by the males X or Y chromosomes that his sperm contain. Can't be changed by time of intercourse, those are just old wives tails.

 
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:30 AM   #3
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Re: is this really true

Hi -

I learned in college that the sperm for boy babies swim faster, but those for girls live longer. If you hope for a girl, time it for 1 or 2 days ahead of ovulation. The closer to ovulation that the sperm arrive, the better the chances are for a boy. No guarantees!!

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Old 03-17-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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I don't know too much about this, but I got pregnant both times by having sex on day 13, have a daughter and am expecting another girl, according to 2 ultrasounds.

 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:22 AM   #5
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Yeah it is the mans decision but those chinese birthcharts are pretty darn accurate.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:50 PM   #6
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Boy sperm do swim faster, but die quicker and girl sperm swim much slower but live longer. So theoretically it should work out that if you wanted a boy you should have sex right at ovulation and earlier for a girl, but I think that works very very rarely! It's pretty much just up to chance!

 
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