Sunday, April 24, 2011

Girls are made of fruit and rice, boys are made of potatoes

Mothers who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and rice may be able to increase their chances of having daughters.

Of the women who took part in a scientific study, 80 per cent gave birth to girls after eating food rich in calcium and magnesium, supplemented by daily tablets, for nine weeks before conception.

They avoided potatoes, which have a high level of potassium, a mineral believed to increase the chances of conceiving boys.

The researchers believe the diet of the women was the strongest factor in the high number of girls born, although other factors, such as the timing of conception, may also have played a role.

The results, if confirmed by further studies, suggest women may be able to directly influence the sex of their baby by changing what they eat, so altering the mineral balance in their bloodstream.

“People now know that if they do everything we have suggested, their chances of having a girl will improve dramatically,” said Annet Noorlander, a biologist at Gender Consult, the Dutch consultancy that led the research with Delft and Maastricht Universities in Holland. “This method is experimental, but we have proved it works.”

The five-year research project, the results of which were published in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online, began with 172 couples who already had 358 sons and only two daughters between them.

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However, only 32 couples completed the full program.

To ensure the highest chance of conceiving a girl, the women had to begin the diet nine weeks before planned conception. They had to undergo regular blood monitoring and learn how to work out as accurately as possible their moment of peak fertility each month — the time they were due to ovulate.

Couples were also told to have sex three or four days before ovulation to favour sperm carrying female chromosomes, which take longer to reach the egg than those carrying male chromosomes. The result was that 26 out of the 32 mothers gave birth to girls and only six had boys. Statisticians at Delft analysed the results to ensure they could not have happened by chance.

Dr Noorlander and her team believe the diet, rather than the timing of sexual intercourse, was the most significant factor in producing high numbers of girls.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Friday, April 22, 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boy Diet Customer Testimonial Morgan B.

"After 3 girls we knew we wanted one more child. Since we were going to try anyway because we wanted a big family, we thought "why not?" when we came across the boy/girl diet. Once i read the diet, it made perfect sense why I made females. The diet was pretty easy and a few months later we were pregnant. At 11 weeks and 5 days my doc said, "Well looky there, you got a boy!" My husband wasn't there because he figured they would not be able to tell me the sex much less, the chance of it being male was slim. It was a very fun phone call to make to tell him he was going to have a son. My son is running around and making all sorts of chaos for his sisters now. I would do it all again! I recommend this to everyone!"
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Most Couples Do Have a Gender Preference

While many people insist that the only thing that matters is giving birth to a healthy baby, one recent survey of prospective parents found that almost 80% admitted to a preference for one specific gender. In fact, nearly 84% of parents who decided to have an ultrasound to determine the baby's gender said dealing with any potential disappointment before the birth was a significant factor in their decision.

As you might expect, women tend to prefer daughters, while men often express a greater desire for sons. However, couples who already have a child of one gender often wish for the opposite gender on the second pregnancy to create a more "balanced" family.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What will my baby look like?

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Ultrasound Baby Gender Testing: Baby Boy or Girl?

Is it a boy or a girl? This is one of the first questions asked by a new mom-to-be. Until recently, the ultrasound was the only non-invasive, scientific way to learn the gender of the unborn baby. Other highly accurate methods such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis (“amnio”) are invasive, carry a risk to the mom and/or baby and are only prescribed by a doctor for older moms or for pregnancies with risk of genetic disorders.

Many questions arise about ultrasounds and gender detection:
1. How early can an ultrasound scan show the gender of the fetus?
2. How accurate is the gender prediction from an ultrasound?

Before we can answer those questions, we must first understand what an ultrasound is.

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound (also called sonogram) scan uses high frequency, low power, sound waves sent through the mom’s belly into the uterus. As these energy waves encounter internal surfaces (uterus, placenta, fetus) they bounce back and are detected by the scanner. The amount of ultrasound waves bouncing back varies as the surface which they hit changes e.g. folds, texture, and density. The computer monitor uses this information to generate a picture of the fetus and its environment which can be viewed on the monitor.

The ultrasound image can be used to measure the size of the baby to assess its development and growth. The ultrasound is used to detect certain fetal developmental abnormalities such as cleft palate, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, cardiac anomalies, and other physical malformations.

Ultrasound and Gender Detection

Gender is determined by visually inspecting the ultrasound image for the genital tubercle (developing reproductive tissues) in the first trimester, or penis/labial folds in later stages of pregnancy. The accuracy of this method of gender determination depends on the position of the baby as well as the skill of the technician performing the scan. Several studies have been conducted to determine the accuracy of gender prediction at different stages of pregnancy.

Here are brief summaries of a few of these studies:

Michailidis et. al. “The use of three-dimensional ultrasound for fetal gender determination in the first trimester.” Br J Radiol. 2003

Study included 200 participants in the first trimester; 2 technicians independently reviewed the ultrasound data to determine gender
gender was determined in 81.5% of participants (18.5% inconclusive rate)
In cases where both examiners agreed on gender determination, they were 85.3% accurate.
Of the 14.7% error rate: 6.7% were cases where both examiners predicted the incorrect gender, and 8% were cases where one of the examiners predicted the wrong gender.
Adeyinka et. al. “Ultrasonographic assessment of fetal gender” Afr J Med Med Sci. 2005.

Study included 415 participants ranging from 15-40 weeks gestation
Gender was determined in 87.5% of participants (12.5% inconclusive rate)
90.6% of female predictions were correct while 83.2% of male predictions were correct
Efrat et. al. “Fetal gender assignment by first-trimester ultrasound.” Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006.

Study included 656 participants ranging from 12-14 weeks gestation
Gender was determined in 93% of participants (7% inconclusive rate)
At 12 weeks, 99% of male gender predictions were correct, and 91% of female predictions were correct
At 14 weeks, 100% of both male and female predictions were correct

Hsiao et. al. “Fetal gender screening by ultrasound at 11 to 13(+6) weeks.” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2008

Study included 496 participants who were 11-14 weeks gestation
Gender was determined in 89% of participants (11% inconclusive rate)
A t 11 weeks gestation, gender predictions were 71.9% accurate, at 12 weeks accuracy was 92%, while at 13 weeks the accuracy increased to 98.3%
The results of these and other studies vary greatly, and no general consensus exists on an overall accuracy rate for ultrasound gender detection. The inconclusive rate for gender determination is also quite high. Many message boards can be found online with confused expectant moms who try to read each other’s ultrasounds after a technician was hesitant to assign a gender to the fetus. Many messages can also be found from women who received conflicting ultrasound results on subsequent visits, or found out in the delivery room that multiple ultrasounds had been wrong.

It is important to go into an ultrasound with proper expectations. The real usefulness of the ultrasound is in determining the overall health of development of the baby. The gender prediction made at an ultrasound scan, especially one performed early in the pregnancy, should not be assumed to be 100% correct.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Gender Selection – How to Have a Baby Girl with the Right Diet

Baby Gender Selection – How to Have a Baby Girl with the Right Diet

Well, here's the good news to every parent who wanted so badly to conceive a baby girl, you could influence your baby's gender and you can do it in some very natural ways. Out of all the methods being presented elsewhere regarding baby gender selection, controlling baby gender, by means of adjusting your diet, is one of the most healthy and natural methods to do so.
Baby gender selection studies show that a diet rich in certain minerals, and absent of others, produces certain hormonal changes in the feminine reproductive system. This strongly suggests that what you eat will greatly influence your baby's gender.

So, if you have that strong desire for a baby girl, the Girl Diet is designed to make the necessary changes, your body needs, prior to conception- to influence the gender of your next baby. The Girl Diet is rich in calcium and magnesium and lower in sodium and potassium. Specific examples of foods included in the Girl Diet rich in calcium and magnesium are dairy products, eggs, ice cream, cereals, rice, pasta, fresh fruits - particularly grapefruit, apples, and carrots. Remember, sticking to the Girl Diet, will help you influence the gender of your next baby. For best results, the baby gender selection diet should be followed for three months prior to conception.

The experts at have removed the guesswork from meal planning, and have designed a plan for you, that has been specifially calculated to help you achieve your goal- a baby girl.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Family bliss? Study reveals happiest combos of kids

Family bliss?
Study reveals happiest combos of kids
By Kavita Varma-White

What’s the secret to a blissful family life? Apparently it's a game of X's. (Well, four X chromosomes, to be exact.)

Having two daughters leads to the most harmonious family life, according to a study by the popular U.K. parenting website The survey of more than 2,000 families with different combinations of siblings found two girls are most likely to be: well-behaved, play nicely together, easy to reason with, and rarely try to push each other's buttons.

But don't think that more girls means more giggles. Au contraire. The study included an awesome list, ranking the "Best to Worst Combinations of Kids." Second was one girl and one boy. (See below for the full list.) At the bottom: four daughters, the recipe for the least amount of familial peace.

Why? Because all those hormones result in negatives such as fighting and arguing, making a lot of noise, chaotic bedtime routines and general dislike for one another.

If you've ever been in a house full of kids, regardless of the mix of genders, you know that chaos and happiness aren't mutually exclusive. (Remember the Brady Bunch -- three girls, three boys; and what about the Kardashians -- six girls, four boys? Plenty of turmoil and tranquility in both cases.)

However, the Bounty study found that there was something about just four girls that made moms and dads surveyed the least happy with family life overall.

One in three parents of four girls "found it hard to cope on a daily basis," reported the study. "Parents of four girls also admitted to having to cope with an average of four fights or arguments a day."

Liz Davis of Jupiter, Fla., says the study "is a riot." She and husband Joe have four daughters – ages 24, 22, 18 and 16. And while she admits that life with four girls has had its "loud, crazy and chaotic" moments, for the most part, it has been nothing but pleasure.

Responding to the list of four-girl negatives, Davis agrees with a few. The family did have to buy a bigger house – one of the negatives on the Bounty list – and also had some tough family crises, including moving to a new city and a family illness, that made for difficult times for some of her daughters.

But getting ready for school was not the nightmare that it can be for some, because Davis would lay the girls' clothes out the night before. (She does admit to being late to the school bus on more than one occasion.)

While Davis' experience doesn't reflect the study findings, she theorizes that the age range of her girls made a difference. She had the oldest two, and then waited four years to have the younger two.

"I essentially had two and two," says Davis.

Two sets of two daughters. Maybe that's the ultimate formula for family happiness.

Here's the full list -- how does your family rank? What combination of siblings do you think creates the most familial bliss?

Best to worst combinations of siblings, according to British web site
1. Two girls
2. One boy and one girl
3. Two boys
4. Three girls
5. Three boys
6. Four boys
7. Two girls and one boy
8. Two boys and one girl
9. Three boys and one girl
10. Three girls and one boy
11. Two boys and two girls
12. Four girls