We have a little dd and I am really not bothered if I have another girl or boy but for a bit of fun we thought we will try and see if we can make a boy, so whats the ingrediants?
Do we have to conceive on the exact day of ovulation so 14 days from the first day of period? Is the first day of your period day one and the fourteenth "the day"? Does sperm live up to 3 days in your womb? So should we really start two days before the 14th day to increase the chances of a boy?
Any other tips? If I am lucky enough to fall pregnant, all I want is a healthy and happy baby so sex does not matter but our first was a surprise and I am quite excited that our second will be planned so we thought we would make it more fun.
Actually was doing it wrong, just looked at some website, so my cycle is 28 days which is the average cycle and this means I am most fertile from the 10th - 14th August so for a boy I guess I should get on down the 12/13th and for a few days after, is this right?
I am going to keep this in my copy and paste file so I can just keep pasting it
ovulation is not 14 days from the first day of period, it is also not 14 days before the start of your next period .. the 14 days is a statistical average and how many of us are truly average?? I for one used to ovulate on day 23 of a fairly regular 28 to 30 day cycle
the only way to tell when you will ovulate is by using either OPKs or charting (see www.fertilityfriend.com or toni weschler's book 'taking charge of your fertility)
you could chart your cycle for 3 months and then if very regular guess when you will ovulate the next month
HTH .. oh and yes sex on day of ovulation supposedly
It's BD before ovulation for a girl. Sperm lives for 3 days, so that's the window before ovulation. After ovulation, the egg dies very quickly so you only have a 12 hour window.
The boy/girl theory says new sperm for a boy and old sperm for a girl. That means that BD around the time of ovulation means that the egg is getting fresh sperm, with the belief that male sperm swim faster than female sperm. BD before ovulation, with male sperm dying before female sperm means that the sperm that reaches the newly produced egg are more likely to be female.