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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:55 am Post subject: Sperm life?



I have 2 beautiful healthy boys (5y + 22m). In between them I had 2 miscarriages (significance?). I would love to have at least one more child, as I love the idea of a bigger (than average) family, but don’t have the time(years) to go all the way…I’m 34. Obviously a girl would be great!

I have tried to conceive a girl several times since my first boy. I don’t know what sex the miscarriages were, even though they were fairly advanced. My window for conceiving a girl seems to be extremely small. I know exactly when I will ovulate by the calendar, as my periods are 27.5 days appart, give or take a couple of hours. We have tried to conceive right up to 2.5 days before ovulation, but with no result. Any closer to ovulation and we get boys.

Exactly how long are the x sperm supposed to last? And how quickly do the y’s die off?

I have been under the impression that conception is much more likely in the 4-5 days leading up to ovulation, compared with only about 1 day after. Is this correct?

I appreciate any help.

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:03 pm Post subject: sperm life


the length of time that sperm live varies depending on if they are x or y sperm. it has been reported that the y-sperm (to make a boy) are short lived and last about 24 hours, while the x-sperm are longer lived and last anywhere from 3 to 5 days.

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