One of the most important variables to consider when you want to choose your baby's gender is vaginal PH. If this is acidic, then you have a greater chance of conceiving a girl. If it is alkaline, then the odds are better that you will have a boy. But, what happens if you test yourself and your PH is all wrong? For example, let's say you want a girl baby but test and find out that you're extremely alkaline. Or what if you want a boy and are already very acidic?
You do not have to just blindly accept your current level. You can change your PH with roughly three different methods. I will discuss this more in the following article.
Changing Your Diet To Change Your PH: One of the more common ways to tweak PH is by changing your diet. Foods are typically either acidic or alkaline. So if you want to become more acidic, then you'd add the applicable foods to your diet and eliminate alkaline foods until you see the reading that you want. If you want to be more alkaline, you're still clear of acidic foods. There are food lists that can tell you where your foods fall, but you have to be really careful because some foods begin with a certain acid but then change once they are broken down in your body. So, it's quite possible for these exception type foods to have the opposite effect.
To be safe, I often advise folks to start out with a good food list, but then to test their PH regularly after meals and to make notations of any food that's not acting as it should. Everyone is individual. The foods that make big changes and improvements for your best friend may not work in the same way for you. That's why, at least in my opinion, it's so important to have a good food list and then to test to make sure that your body is responding in the way that you hoped.
Douching To Change Your PH: Another way to become more acidic or alkaline (depending on whether you want a boy or a girl) is to douche. I know that the mental picture of this can be unsavory, but this is not a practice that you have to embrace for the rest of your life. You'll only need to make this part of your routine until you become pregnant.
You'll also want to give yourself enough time. People sometimes assume that they can just use vinegar and water or baking soda and water right before they have sex and then be fine, but this usually is not enough. Typically, you'll need stronger solutions used more than once. And, as with the diet, you'll want to test after each attempt to change your PH to make sure that you're getting the desired results.
Douching At The Same Time That You're Changing Your Diet: Sometimes, people try one of these methods and test as I've advised but they just are not happy with the speed of their results. I sometimes hear comments like "at this rate, it'll be months before my PH is right to conceive a boy." Although they might be a bit overly dramatic in this assumption, it's understandable to want to attempt to conceive as soon as possible. One way to accomplish this is to combine both methods. Often, if you're willing to do this, you'll see quicker results.
Yes, it can be a lot to keep up with what you eat while continuing to douche and test. But, this also usually means you'll be rewarded with a shorter period of time that you have to keep this up and to some people, this makes combining both worth it.
Finally, your PH is not the only variable that you need to worry about when trying to control your baby's gender. You will also want to get your timing right as well as use the correct corresponding sexual positions, depending on whether you want a girl or a boy.