Subject: Questions from a Irish mother hoping for a daughter
I have read your article from Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 2010, and am particularly interested in your research (I am a medical researcher myself). I am a mother of three beautiful and healthy boys. But as referred to in your article, we find ourselves planning an additional child with the hope that it will be a girl.
I am a disciplined person and am fully confident that I will be able to strictly adhere to a set dietary plan for the required time prior to conception. I am also confident that we will satisfy the timing requirements. With our first two children we did not consider timing or gender. However, for our third we did. We specifically planned to make love according to information that is available on the internet. Obviously, the result is our wonderful son Connor. However, I was bitterly disappointed when we discovered the gender during the pregnancy.
I am writing to seek your advice. Can you anticipate our likely success rate for a girl? Or does our history stack the odds against us? I would enjoy following a scientific approach to this highly significant decision for our lives. Do you consult to over-seas couples? I would greatly appreciate hearing from you and receiving any advice or consult you may be willing to offer, and would be delighted to have the opportunity to discuss my many questions with you if this is feasible.
Caitlin from Ireland, three boys, 2013
Thank you for your email and for remembering the stage of my pregnancy. I am delighted to let you know that we can confirm that the little babe growing inside me is indeed a girl. We are thrilled. Thank you for your input and advice. Thank you also for taking me on. My due date is 2 May. I will keep you posted.