This article is from the Choosing Your Baby's Sex FAQ, by Roger A. Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
It is primarily based on three sources:
a) A summary of the most recent edition of the
premier book on this subject: _How to Choose
the Sex of Your Baby_, by Dr. Landrum B.
Shettles, MD, and David M. Rorvik, copyright
NOTE: I *strongly* recommend that you read
Shettles' book all the way through before
trying the methods outlined herein.
b) Responses to a "call for FAQ information" posted
several times on misc.kids and
misc.kids.pregnancy during September and
c) Various independently-posted items during 1995-
1996 on misc.kids and misc.kids.pregnancy.
** The full citation for Sheetles' book is as
follows: Shettles, Landrum B. (M.D.,
Ph.D.), and Rorvik, David M. (1989) _How
to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: The
Method Best Supported by the Scientific
Evidence (newly-revised edition). New
York: Doubleday. 229 pp.
ISBN: 0-385-24442-8 (trade paperback).
(My copy, bought in April 1996, sold for
$12.95 US or $16.95 Canadian - RAH).
Concerning part (b) above: In the process of
deciding whether and how my wife and I should proceed
with having our 3rd baby, I asked for others'
experiences with methods, both Dr. Shettles'
techniques and others, concerning choosing your
baby's sex. The question I asked was if any method
or methods were successful in improving the odds of
getting either a boy or a girl. After getting some
encouraging responses (many of which are reproduced
anonymously below), and after seeing others post the
same question, I thought it was time for a FAQ. So I
posted my original "call for FAQ information,"
Section 3.1 below.
Also, for those interested in a summarized (but still
thorough) rendering of Shettles' methods, an
excellent resource is Toni Weschler's 1995 book
_Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive
Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy
Achievement_. Chapter 17, titled "Choosing the Sex
of Your Baby," is a good synopsis of Shettles. Not
incidentally, this book is also the single best
source I know about for fertility-realted information