Boy or girl, male or female…. Which is it? Many parents enjoy the ups and downs of trying to guess the gender game when it comes to a baby. For others selecting the sex of their baby is serious business. Believe it or not, there are scientifically grounded strategies for influencing the sex of your baby one way vs. another. No, this isn’t magic it’s just body chemistry.
Your diet can actually influence the pH of your body, making your vaginal secretions either alkaline or acidic, which can influence your chances for having a boy or girl.
Now, that said, changing your diet alone will not guarantee that you have a boy or a girl. But it can turn the tide in your favour if you are anxious for one sex or another.
Girl Baby Diet
You should eat foods rich in calcium and magnesium.
Here are some dietary suggestions for mom’s who want to conceive a girl baby:
- Milk or Milk Products
- Salt-Free Food
- Ice Cream
Boy Baby Diet
You should eat foods rich in sodium and potassium.
- Salted meat products
- Sweet Corn
Of course it is not guaranteed that you will have a boy or girl simply by changing your diet. Other things you can do to influence the gender of your baby is to time intercourse. Research suggests that timing intercourse a few days before ovulation will result in a girl, whereas timing intercourse the day of or day before ovulation is more likely to result in a boy. This is because the male Y-sperms are considered weaker and will die off before you ovulate if you have intercourse earlier in your cycle. There are other studies that suggest that men who wear tighter underwear or keep their scrotum warmer are more likely to have girl babies, because the boy’s Y-sperm need a cooler temperature to survive.
Ultimately there are no guarantees when it comes to choosing the gender of your baby. There are some scientific methods that involve ‘spinning’ sperm, but many of these are still under research and can be quite expensive.
No matter what method you choose, remember to have fun. The end result of your efforts is a beautiful baby regardless of their sex.