i am 15wks with number 2 we had sex 3 days before ovulation they say that this means that you are more likely to have a girl. love to hear your stories of what days you tried near ovulation and what gender you had
Male sperm move fast but die young Female sperm swim slowly but live longer. This means that the male sperm will have got there and died if you have sex a while before ovulation whereas the female ones will have arrived later and survived.
This is funny because just yesterday DH was saying that men choose the sex of the baby...well, yes, men have both sexes of babies in their sperm BUT if I give it up on the day I ovulate and we have a boy then I'd venture to say that I chose the sex of the baby.
My understanding is that sperm is made up of some really strong, long lived bird sperm and some weedy bloke sperm. There are just enough extra bloke sperm to compensate for the fact that they find it harder to readh the egg on average over the month but this will mean more sucessful bloke sperm in easy times and more sucessful bird sperm in hard times. Thus making it harder to conceive increases change of a girl.
This effect is actually quite marginal though so the difference between rhe chance conceiving a girl in hard times and easy times is very small.
This is so interesting! We are ttc at the minute (first month of trying for DC1) and I ended up messing up my ov dates. We BD-ed on CD 11 and I ovulated on CD15, so if we conceive, does that mean it would be likely to be a girl? Madness!!
It worked in my case. DD conceived 2 days before ovulation, DS (due any day), conceived just after ovulation date using the ever-reliable withdrawal method of contraception . Faster swimmers, aren't they, the boys?