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Shettles vs O+12

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6-Jul-10 1:54 pm

I was looking for some advice on which cutoff method to try for TTC a girl.  I'm going to be TTC a girl in a couple of weeks and I'm still up in the air about which method to try.  Anyone have any experience or suggestions?

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I would probably do 0+12. I think there is more evidence of that working. Although I wouldn't know from personal experience.Stick out tongue

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Check out the swaying attempts and outcomes  list. O+12 has better stats than cut off (Shettles) does. My baby girl is an O+12 baby Happy Smile
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I did O+12 and it looks like I am carrying a girl. I swear the o+12 worked for me! I conceived both boys with (accidental) cut offs !!

 

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11-Jul-10 12:15 pm

nini:

 

I did O+12 and it looks like I am carrying a girl. I swear the o+12 worked for me! I conceived both boys with (accidental) cut offs !!

 Congrats Nini!  Did you have an ultrasound to confirm it's a girl?

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11-Jul-10 9:39 pm

I got a boy from shettles on the day before o day.

I got boy/girl twins from 0+12, so it was 50/50 for me.  I know it was also for sure at least 12 hours after o.

I went with Shettles personally, but I really don't believe timing is the key factor, more environment.  I do understand the desire of wanting to try everything to get that girl though!  For some reason, as I have been on these boards (gd boards) for years, that Shettles works if its a 2-3 day cut off, but I feel like the long cut offs result in boys more.  0+12 seems to work well for most, but it was only 50/50 for me so I figured I should try a 2-3 day cut off this time around....but that was just my thoughts for me.  I do realize there are a lot of shettles opposites, but it did work for my ds1.  Good luck!!!

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I did O+12 and it looks like I am carrying a girl. I swear the o+12 worked for me! I conceived both boys with (accidental) cut offs !![/quote]

 Congrats Nini!  Did you have an ultrasound to confirm it's a girl?

It is not a 100% confirmed as I am only 14 weeks, but both nub as well as potty shot looks very girly. If this turns out to be true, I am convinced it is due to the timing as a main factor!

 

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12-Jul-10 4:07 pm

Anyone else have any suggestions/experience?

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12-Jul-10 4:37 pm

I never tried to sway but I do know when I DTD it was the day after ovulation and I am carrying a girl so who knows? Coincidence or not?

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I think O + 12 is the better option, cut off is second best.  I did cut off with abstinance (2 and 1/2 day cut off) and I'm having a DD, but if I were to sway again next time I would probably go for O + 12

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19-Jul-10 8:23 am

There are lots of Shettles opposites on these boards.  Try Shettles for a BOY and there is a good chance you will get your GIRL.  I have 3 girls and did shettles for a boy, but always got girls.  Now I am pg w boy thru IVF PGD.

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19-Jul-10 8:27 am

I think either O + 12 with abstinance or a cut off with abstinance is best.  If you opt for the cut off (which I would recommend trying first)...just make sure that you check your pH every hour and lower it if needed...plus wash away ewcm with lime douche as needed.  Both of those methods are fabulous IMPO ;)...the most important this is abstinance.  Why don't you try for a cut off and then if you miss it try for O + 12 instead?   Or if you get the cut off and are sure of your O + 12, you can always add this onto your attempt as well...just make sure that your Dh releases between your cut off and O + 12 attempt.  I would also do lime TBM or at the very least lime douche after you attempt.  That's what I plan on doing for my next sway, whenever that is. 

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19-Jul-10 8:34 am

babydust292:
Cut off with abstinance gave me my DD, but honestly, I think it was the abstinance that helped out the most.

I agree! If you cant make out o+12 or cut off, at least try abstinence, I think it plays a large part!

 

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25-Aug-10 4:26 pm

I did a 4 day cutoff and and everyone told me it would favor a boy so I thought for sure I would have a boy, but I was just told girl.

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26-Aug-10 7:56 pm

did shettles got ds 3 did 0-12 got dd1:)

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