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I was just looking at another site and discussing how many defence members have more girls.
Was wanting to know the number of girls born to defence as apose to boys.
We had a boy but for years my hubby's army unit was only producing girls it is only since deployments to Iraq that boys have been born.
Hey this is really interesting as my Dad is in the Air Force, and my Mum always has said that not many of the Raafies have boys!
My Dad had 2 girls himself :yes:
Mum thought that it was something to do with the g-force in the jets and the Y chromosomes.... like the get squashed or something :laughing:
Quite common for the Navy guys to have girls because of the close proximity to radars on ships.
My DP also spent a lot of time around radars in the Army but we got a boy :thumbsup:.
My DH is Army and we have a girl! I thought that really fit guys had girls (not that DH is fit anymore).
BIL was also Army and he had a boy and then a girl!
Dh is a Medic in the Navy and we have two girls. (but we had them before he joined. Will let you know when we have another one)
Hi, I've heard this before when we had a little girl, but in hubby's last 2 units there have been alot more baby boys born than girls. One guy in hubbies last unit actually did everything possible to conceive a girl as they already had 2 boys and they got a 3rd boy, lol.
2 girls for us
I'll be watching this thread. Perhaps I'll send my DH off to work in the navy so I can one day a baby girl :fingerscrossed:
We have 2 girls, both were conceived when DH and i were in the Navy....
We have one of each and DH is in the Navy. DD was first and then DS. I haven't heard anything like this. Frineds had 2 boys and he is Navy too.
I have a lil boy cooking right now and my husband is in the navy... :)
It does make more 'scientific' sense that more girls are born than boys. Girl sperm live a lot longer than boy sperm, so cause our men are always out and about then it kind of makes sense...
I think it is just an old wive's tale myself....and my DH has had all his since joining the Navy, and it's even at 3 of each....
My Partner is in the Army and we have two girls, most of the people we know have boys.
I think it's an old wives tale too but it is quite interesting.
My hubby is in the Raaf, and we have a boy.
we've had 3 boys, and in the past few years there have been more boys than girls born in DH's unit
he was a sig and many years ago 90% of sigs had girls, it was found to be from the radiation comming from some radio's or something like that,
the only thing i've noticed these days is the amount of babies born 9mths after a overseas tour lol
My ex was in the army but worked with aircraft. We have a boy but most of the guys in his squadren had girls.
my DH was in the navy & he told me when we were first together that he may only be able to have boys due to apparent consistent mild radiation exposure...
i didnt really think much of it, even tho he had a son already..
3 more sons on, im believing it!!
My DH is army signals and most of his workmates have girls.....We have two boys though, maybe this one :fingerscrossed: will be a girl, or I could just resign myself to decorating another nursery blue! lol.
girl for us and all his mates have girls only 1 boy
We have 3 girls, my husband was a radar technician in the RAAF now he works as a comms tech. Will let you know what this baby is in 5 weeks!
Maybe there should be a poll as to what service has what gender of babies. Could result in a few transfers...
my hubby was in the army for about 7years as a electronic tech and we have a girl and almost all of the guys he worked with had girls too, he said it's because of the radiation in satalite dishes he works with, he is now out of the army but still works with satalites!!
My parents are both RAAFies, and they have two girls - my sister and I. Thinking about family friends that are in the airforce ... yeah, it does seem like most the people we know have girls! I can think of at least seven different RAAF couples that have all had two daughters and no sons. And only one couple that have boys - three of them.
My man is army, and we have been told we are having a girl thru u/s, and most of his army buddies have girls.
I dont think it is necessarily the profession, but more the lifestyle (or possibly radar)...:detective:
Apparently, y sperm are easier to kill, they are smaller and more fragile, although they are quicker. So if the couple are healthy, they are more likely to have a boy because there are equal numbers of x and y sperm, but the y sperm are faster (although only marginally more likely, it is still not a big difference).
However, if you or your partner smoke or are unhealthy, a proportion of the y sperm are killed, giving the more robust x sperm a better chance at survivng in the testes, as well as inside the vagina (apparently they can survive for up to 6 days inside us!:yes: ), and beating the y sperm.
So you can still have a boy or a girl, although the chances of conceiving a girl due to smoking/poor health are slightly increased, but it is still up to chance :idea:
Thanks for your replies guess it's about even.
i have heard of more girls being born to defence families.
My partner has been in the army nearly 15 years, we have 2 girls.
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