Can we really determine the sex of our babies? Some would say that is trying to play God... I would say, "I'm probably making God laugh at my trying but why not try to get the odds in my favor!"
I have a boy and two girls. For the boy I was just trying to get pregnant didn't even think about the gender. For the next one I researched how I could have a girl because my husband only wanted 2 children, and I wanted a girl! For the 3rd..... wait we were having 2! This was God's ultimate joke on me!
"You tried so hard to have that girl, here ya go, BOGO!" ~God
I was using a diaphragm as birth control (highly opinionated about hormone BC) I used it around ovulation time or just abstained. Abstinence is the key to not getting pregnant! Tell your husband that one :) I have a theory on this little girl. I ended up having placenta previa with this pregnancy (when the egg attaches to the cervix opening instead of high up on the uterus wall) To me that says the egg was fertilized late, possibly in the uterus already, was going to just slip away and then BAM stuck. That little blessing just turned 3 and although it took me a long to time warm up to the idea of another, she is such a JOY.
Whether I was successful in my swaying or God just smiled on me and gave me my girls, here are the things I did to help my odds.
Science says that it's the sperm that is X or Y that choose the gender, this is true. BUT and here's the big BUT it is also the woman's environment and timing of when the deed is done that can help or hinder the X or Y
IF YOU WANT A GIRL
In the Tortoise and the Hare the Xs are the Tortoise
Those are my top tips for putting the odds in your favor. FYI my husband had NO CLUE I was doing any of this. I wasn't tricking him into having another baby, he knew that, just didn't know all the behind the scene work I was doing :)
IF YOU WANT A BOY
You can buy ovulation tests on Amazon. If you are doing these tests you will want to buy the BIG packs off amazon, instead of the expensive in store ones where you get like 2. Start testing before you start trying! If you are not a planner trying for boy or girl probably isn't going to work for you. You need to plan ahead and know your body, I'd say at least 2-3 cycles before you are trying. Things to think about