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Your ar­ti­cle ‘Pink or Blue’ in the Au­gust-oc­to­ber is­sue of Lit­tle Trea­sures was fas­ci­nat­ing. As a first-time mum, I feel like I’ve been hear­ing the term ‘gen­der sway­ing’ quite of­ten lately, not least of which is at our reg­u­lar cof­fee group catchups! From sex po­si­tions to diet and ovu­la­tion phases, there are so many the­o­ries out there to delve into if you’re think­ing you’d quite like a pink bun­dle next time, or per­haps your pink bun­dle is al­ready tucked up cosy in her buggy and you fancy giv­ing her a brother when you try for your sec­ond. Either way, ob­vi­ously, we know we are blessed with what­ever we are given, but it is def­i­nitely an in­ter­est­ing con­cept to think that we may ac­tu­ally have some sway when it comes to de­ter­min­ing our ba­bies’ gen­der! I also find the Shet­tles method in­trigu­ing. (Amer­i­can IVF pi­o­neer Dr Lan­drum Shet­tles) ad­vised cou­ples to have sex on the days prior to ovu­la­tion to con­ceive a girl, and to ab­stain un­til the ex­act day of ovu­la­tion or straight af­ter to con­ceive a boy. The fact that the ma­jor­ity of our cof­fee group had girls – and were all keen first-timers who didn’t wait un­til we knew we were ovu­lat­ing to start ‘try­ing’ – def­i­nitely sup­ports his the­ory! Who knows, per­haps it was a fluke and it’s all in the hands of the uni­verse. A great talk­ing point none­the­less. Anna, Ti­maru

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