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Paperback How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: The Method Best Supported by Scientific Evidence Book

ISBN: 0767926102

ISBN13: 9780767926102

How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: The Method Best Supported by Scientific Evidence

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For almost forty years, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby has been the standard reference for couples trying to increase their chances of having the son or daughter they hope for. In this new edition of their classic book, Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik provide authoritative scientific studies and compelling anecdotal evidence demonstrating that the Shettles method continues to produce results unmatched by any other method. Dozens of testimonials...

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Worked for us

This particular sex selection method has worked for us three times. I was monitoring very carefully for ovulation each time. That is the key. We read the whole book before trying to concieve the first time. We both work in the medical field and the suggestions by Dr. Shettles made sense to us from a physiological perspective. We tried for a boy first just to see if it worked. Not only was I pregnant the first month, it was a boy. So we tried for a girl next. Same thing. Our third time we tried for a boy and got pregnant the first month with a boy. We want one more child and are hoping for a girl. We'll see. The bottom line with any sex selection method is that it has to make sense to you and you have to be willing to follow it closely, but most importantly be thankful when you have a child regardless of the gender. Any "natural" sex selection method only works about 80% of the time even when closely followed.


I felt that this book was for the most part an easy read. There were times that I felt that it was hard to stay with the writer, but mainly because I was anxious for the facts. My advice is be patient. If you do want to increase your chances for having either sex then you really need to read the whole book. Although you could skip ahead to the chapter that explains how to try to conceive each sex, but honestly you will be missing a bunch of helpful tips throughout the book. We are hoping it will increase our chances of the sex gender we'd like to have first this Spring! Be sure that you will be happy with either sex. Do NOT depend on this book to work miracles. The book merely tells you how to increase your chances of having either sex. Good luck!


It wasn't the most entertaining of books, but heck I didn't read it to be entertained. I wanted a girl and this was my last chance. We tracked for 4 months and we not only got pregnant immediately, but we have verified that we are expecting a girl in May. I have friends who tried the method, but not with the level of committment that it takes. They were unsuccessful and admitted to not following it precisely. So if you really want to choose the gender of your baby then it is worth the read and try. You never know.

Excellent Book!

What a well-written book! Reading Toni Weschler's "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" before I read this book helped in understanding the signs of fertility and proper charting of these signs. In response to the reviewer who was upset that Dr Shettles advises going off the pill 6 months prior...her doctor is right, a woman may ovulate as early as one month after discontinuing the pill; this would allow her to successfully acheive pregnancy as early as her first cycle after coming off the pill. What it is VITAL for the reader to understand (by reading the preceding chapters and not just skipping ahead), is that Dr Shettles recommends waiting at least six months SO THAT A WOMAN'S CYCLE RETURNS TO A NORMAL, SOMEWHAT PREDICTABLE STATE. Only then, can she and her partner hope to practice natural sex pre-selection. Most of our physicians are only concerned with helping us to acheive pregnancy, be it of a boy or girl; any practicer of Dr Shettles' method should be thrilled to have either one...but if you'd like to swing the odds one way or the other READ THIS BOOK!!!

This new 2006 edition very welcome!

It is great to have a new edition of this terrifically useful guide to sex selection which has been in use for many years. My husband and i used it four years ago to conceive a boy and have just succeeded in using the method for a girl. We first read about it in Family Circle Magazine and Reader's Digest some years ago. We now consider our family complete. The advice in this book is the best. Two other couples we know have used it successfully as well. Thank you Dr. Shettles!
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