Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking me questions about PH and conception. Specific concerns are things like: how do alkaline foods affect baby gender and sex; whether you’ll get a boy or a girl if you consume an alkaline diet, and which foods have a low PH and would therefore fit this criteria. I’ll address these questions in the following article and tell you some other things to consider if you’re trying to determine or influence your baby’s gender.
PH And How It Influences Your Future Baby’s Gender: There are actually three things that come in to play here – the timing of your conception, the sexual positions that you use when you try to conceive, and the PH that you have when this conception occurs. In terms of PH, an alkaline reading on the mother to be would make the chances of conceiving a boy greater, while an acidic reading would increases the chances of a girl. Here’s why.
The sperm that will give you a son are pretty short lived. They can only live for a day or so. The opposite is true for the sperm that produces a daughter – it can live for several days. But, if you want a daughter, you want to weed out the Y (boy sperm) and if you want a son, you’ll want to weed out the X (girl sperm.)
Your PH comes into play because you can manipulate it so that your vagina is unfriendly to the sperm holding the chromosome of the gender that you don’t want. As stated earlier, if you’re going for an alkaline environment, you’re setting yourself up for a boy conception because this state is more friendly to the players in this game. If you’re going for an acidic environment, you’re setting yourself up for a girl conception because the Y’s will just wither and weaken when your PH is too high.
What Foods Are Alkaline: So hopefully, if you’re found this article, you want a boy and are on board with an alkaline diet. Most foods that are alkaline fall into the fruit and vegetable category and avoid meats and dairy. There are some exceptions of course, but more common examples are things like celery, lettuce, asparagus, lemon, watermelon, grapefruit, green tea, almonds, and sunflower seeds. You want to avoid milk, breads and pastas, most meats, and sugars / convenience foods.
I realize that this list may not seem too appealing. But, you only have to do this for as long as it takes to get a PH tester strip to get you the low reading that you need. Once you get this, you’ll only need to maintain what you’ve done and continue to use the test strips to ensure that you aren’t sneaking back up.
Douching Can Alkalize Too: If this diet seems not so fun, know that you can also use douches to help this process along. In fact, douching with solutions based on your reading and your time frame can yield much more dramatic results. Again, you’re not in this indefinitely, just until the little strip reaches that magic number (and stays there.)
Moving On: OK, we’ve covered food and douching, so now let’s think about timing. If you want a boy, you want to get active on the day of ovulation. For a girl, you want to get active much earlier – three to four days prior to the egg’s release. And, you want deeper penetration for a boy conception and the opposite if you want a daughter.
I’ve put together a few websites that take a lot of the guess work out of choosing your baby’s gender. You’ll find step by step instructions, resources for douche recipes and food PH lists, information on when to conceive, tips, support, and examples of ovulation predictors / PH testing strips.