View Full Version : diet may determine sex of baby
05-02-2008, 04:42 PM
My friend showed me this last night to tell me that our having a third boy was my fault. ;) I said, I thought the dad determined that! So, read on, and make up your own mind if you think it's bogus or not. :)
05-02-2008, 06:11 PM
No wonder I have two boys. I better cut those calories when my dh and I try again lol. :o It's an interesting study.
05-03-2008, 10:42 PM
I'm in the same boat only one boy but I got the high calorie part!LOL I wonder if the opposite will post too??
05-04-2008, 01:56 AM
i don't know but the same here. i only ate my three meals a day and snacked every blue moon but the things that i did eat were high caloried foods. i had a ten pound two ounce baby boy. those calories are amazing!lol
hmmm. I'm not convinced. When I concieved my diet was horrible. not in that I had a high calorie diet but in that I usually slept through breakfast, skipped lunch, didn't snack and would eat a normal sized meal for dinner. I didn't always eat a healthy meal but more often than not it was fairly healthy, not mcDonalds or anything like that. a lot of meat and potatoes, pasta and salad, and only the occasional fast or fried food. So I can't imagine that my diet then was high calorie. It was more Likely that I didn't get enough calories and I'm having a boy. It would be interesting to see the demographics of the study and how diverse they were. people of lower incomes tend not to eat a healthy diet (not by choice, see thread "expense of healthy diet").
08-04-2008, 10:14 AM
I ate a lot of high calorie food when I was expecting my first as I was underweight to begin with and then with morning sickness lost weight so the doc told me to pack on those calories for baby. My first is a girl. Then with my second I ate very healthy as that is the way I feed my daughter so never really had the chance to eat bad with this one and yup, he is a boy! LOL
09-02-2008, 05:27 PM
yeah right, I only ate twice a day usually, or if I ate a third time, it was very little, simply because of my schedule. Trust me, not a very high calorie diet, and yet, I had a boy. Seriously, it is the man that determines the sex, and it's just a matter of which sperm is the most mobile and is quickest to join the egg.
09-04-2008, 08:50 PM
those aren't very conclusive statistics, i have a feeling the statistics for orientation of mother's body at time of conception may hold more water than those ones
11-05-2008, 02:07 PM
I don't mean to discourage watching the diet while being pregnant but I think it is a myth. And such myth has been around for long time in many countries. In Asia, it used to be a pure pressure for a woman to have a boy. And there were a lot of myth and method to conceive a boy. But I recently read an article that the sex of baby is determined by sperm. There are a lot of articles on this but here is one of them.
So, I guess that it would be up to your hasband if you have a boy or a girl. :)
Currently I am still trying to conceive our first baby and it's always a exciting to think if we will have a baby girl or baby boy. Our conclusion is that either one is awesome for us.
11-08-2008, 01:36 PM
That's a load of BS!!!! I have a high calorie diet and I am having a girl (first baby). I'm also a strong believer in fate. I think we are all just blessed with whatever we are supposed to get according to what God wants us to have.
11-19-2008, 09:13 PM
I heard that malnutrition and poor eating habits ( lack of vitamins, essential nutrients etc) lead to having a girl. But good clean healthy eaters have boys! One article I read said some crap like Skip Breakfast Have a Girl!
I think its more anti-fem propaganda. The whole girls are weaker men are stronger thing. This is what I say. No matter what you do you have a 50 PERCENT chance of getting one or the other! So it's easy to come up with BS studies that favor one side or the other. The truth is the sperm contains the gender gene and the only way to manipulate it is scientifically.
11-24-2008, 09:05 AM
Ya I read something about the breakfast thing too, because breakfast foods have higher calories, and higher calorie diets = a boy. I was like, "???" Because of the whole male gene deciding and all.
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