Gender Selection

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rwpokluda
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Re: Gender Selection

Postby rwpokluda » Sun Jul 09, 639256 6:30 pm

If you look through the other posts you will see plenty of others talking about becoming pregnant after their Pre E experiences. We are just starting to try after MANY tests and lots of meds I am on. I trust my MFM completely. More than I can say for the last doc I had. The site in-gender.com that someone recommended I looked into and am now doing everything they are saying to do TTC a girl. Good luck!
[color=#FF00BF]Janna
Mommy to Blake born April 26, 2008 at 25 wks 1 lb. 4 oz, 11 in., due to severe Pre-E and severe HELLP, healthy 3 year old boy now![/color]

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby princess purr » Tue Jun 27, 639256 12:32 am

Thank you! I hope I can do it... I'm just so scared because my last out come was so so bad!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby thaiba2000 » Fri Jun 16, 639256 5:35 am

Dont be scared! I ad PE twice but thats only because the doctors whom i trusted with my heart let me down by not knowing enough about PE. Before going ahead with 3rd pregnancy i was so scared. I had a pre-conception appointment with a PE specialist who told what i should and shouldnt do. Mainly told me that i should start taking low dose aspirin as soon as i found out that im pregnant. So thats exactly what i did...i started taking low dose aspirin as soon as i found out i was pregnant. We only did it 4 times the month we started TTC and i got pregnant straight away so i was so excited about becoming pregnant that i started pregnancy testing just two weeks after TTC and it was positive! Obviously tested lots of time before going to the Doctors and once the doctor knew he prescribed me my LDA straight away and so i started taking them along with some pre-natal vitamins which were nasty but i needed to try everything to help this PE getting to me too early. All i can say is take rest and put you feet up when you can. I did my normal routine up until i reached 28 weeks and thats when i became a little lazy ON PURPOSE lol. I rested more and didnt do too much of the housework. Resting in reclining position keeps the BP at bay. Luckily throughout my whole pregnancy i had no symptoms of PE and it felt amazing! I also wanted a VBA2C. My doctor told me that i could go for it only if PE stayed away and guess what, i had a successful VBA2C and managed to see my due date for the very 1st time!

You can do it! I know its scary because in a way you are stepping into the world of the unknown but take it easy and give yourself targets...Let me upload a link to another forum i posted every two weeks. Its like a little diary.

You can do it! Your fears are understandable but have faith. Knowledge is the key to fighting this nasty disease!

http://pesupport.friendhood.net/t387-i- ... from-today
England, Luton Thaiba (28) and Adil (37)
My son (first child) born via Emergency caesarean at 36+6 weeks (04/11/03) due to PE. Weighed 4lbs 1oz.
My daughter (second child) born at 33+4 weeks via Shceduled caesarean (19/07/07) due to SEVERE PE. Was in special care for 1 month. Weighed 3lbs 5oz.
My 2nd daughter (third child) born by successful Vaginal Birth after 2 c-sections (VBA2C) (26/05/11) full term at 40+1 weeks. Weighed 6lbs 10oz. PE FREE!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby princess purr » Thu Jun 15, 639256 10:00 pm

Yea, my hubby is referring to it as our science project... Right now I'm charting to get an idea of what my body is up to before we start trying in November. I tried for two years before I got pregnant with Veronica, so I pretty much read everything there is to read about getting pregnant because it took me soooooo long. I'm hoping not to have that problem this time!!! I would be happy with either, I just want to actually get to bring home a baby. My hubby would prefer a boy... so I guess that is part of the reason why I am leaning towards a boy and because my first pregnancy with a girl was soooo bad. I'm scared to death of pregnancy LOL
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby thaiba2000 » Thu Jun 15, 639256 7:12 pm

Oh my gosh, that sounds so scientific and confusing :? When concieveing our third child we only did it 4 times and got pregnant. I did it from day 12th day of my cycle to my until my 17th, not everyday obviously but just 4 times between those days... If i do get pregnant again i wouldnt mind what god blesses me with but a little boy would be nice. I read up on the Shettles method but i truly believe its not up to us to decide because the ultimate decision is the person aboves... I have one boy and two girls and would love to have more children...im addicted to pregnancy lol :)
England, Luton Thaiba (28) and Adil (37)
My son (first child) born via Emergency caesarean at 36+6 weeks (04/11/03) due to PE. Weighed 4lbs 1oz.
My daughter (second child) born at 33+4 weeks via Shceduled caesarean (19/07/07) due to SEVERE PE. Was in special care for 1 month. Weighed 3lbs 5oz.
My 2nd daughter (third child) born by successful Vaginal Birth after 2 c-sections (VBA2C) (26/05/11) full term at 40+1 weeks. Weighed 6lbs 10oz. PE FREE!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby princess purr » Thu Jun 15, 639256 11:00 am

There are a few different ways you can tell... You can by ovulation tests kits, they look like pregnancy tests or you can use a fertility monitor (they are digital and kind of expensive) or you can take your temperature every morning (that pretty much only tells you when you have already ovulated though), you can also look for signs in your body (cervical mucus normally changed to egg white around ovulation) and there is something about testing your saliva but I never tried that one. Most women ovulate between day 12 and 16 AFTER the first day of there period, and then they get there period 10 to 14 days after ovulation.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby thaiba2000 » Thu Jun 15, 639256 5:30 am

How do you know when your ovulating?
England, Luton Thaiba (28) and Adil (37)
My son (first child) born via Emergency caesarean at 36+6 weeks (04/11/03) due to PE. Weighed 4lbs 1oz.
My daughter (second child) born at 33+4 weeks via Shceduled caesarean (19/07/07) due to SEVERE PE. Was in special care for 1 month. Weighed 3lbs 5oz.
My 2nd daughter (third child) born by successful Vaginal Birth after 2 c-sections (VBA2C) (26/05/11) full term at 40+1 weeks. Weighed 6lbs 10oz. PE FREE!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby princess purr » Sat Jun 03, 639256 1:05 pm

I think that is why I want a boy, I feel like doing the things with another little girl that I never got to do with Veronica would be really hard on me, and make me feel guilty, but really just a healthy baby is top priority.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby flori » Wed May 24, 639256 8:12 am

Interesting. Hubs and I have talked about wanting another little girl because of all the things we wanted for Gracie, but didn't get to give her. I was torn because part of me wants to do all the mommy/daughter things like buying her pink frilly things and putting her hair in braids or pigtails. Then the other part of me wants a boy because if we were to have another girl I think I'd feel so guilty about doing all of the things with her that Gracie never got to do.

All that aside, I think I am truly fine with either next time- healthy is priority.
Flori, 30
Mommy to Gracie- born at 25 weeks 03/15/11, 11 inches, 1.1lbs, and absolutely beautiful. Became my sweet angel the next day.

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Re: Gender Selection

Postby princess purr » Thu May 11, 639256 2:42 pm

I have been meaning to look into ways to sway the gender... I'm with you, healthy baby is all that matters, but since my pregnancy was so bad and it was a girl.. I kinda would feel better if it was a boy the next time.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!


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