If I Want A Boy, Which Day Is My PH More Alkaline? Which Day Is It More Acidic If I Want A Girl?

By: Sandy Dean:  It’s understandable that women trying to become pregnant with a certain gender spend a lot of time trying to determine the optimal day on which to conceive.  This is important because if you get your timing wrong, you could accomplish the exact opposite of your goal.  A couple who wants a boy could get a girl and vice verse.

If you’ve been researching how to get the gender of your choice, then you know that your vaginal PH and your timing are two very important variables in this equation. So women in this situation naturally wonder when their vaginal environment is going to be optimal.  Women who want a girl will want to know when their vaginal environment is naturally acidic (which is ideal when you want a daughter) in the same way that women who want a boy baby want to know the ideal time that their environment is most alkaline (which is what you want to conceive a son.)

A question you might get in this situation is something like: “I’ve heard that early in your cycle, you’re more acidic, but are also more alkaline later on.  Is this true?  What days of the month are more likely to be acidic and which are more likely to be alkaline?  I want a boy, so I am looking for alkaline days.”

I’m not a doctor or specialist, but I can tell you what I have found from my research.  It’s thought that many women tend to be slightly acidic naturally because this state discourages infections.  If you have reoccurring yeast or bacterial infections, then you might trend toward being naturally alkaline.  However, one’s natural PH varies from woman to woman and you can easily test this.

Plus, there are many things that can change your PH.  One thing that potentially changes it every month is ovulation.  When a woman ovulates, her cervical mucus changes and becomes more thin.  This makes her vaginal environment slightly more alkaline and this is a more friendly environment to the sperm.  (An acidic environment is more hostile and that is why an acidic environment is said to encourage the much more hardy girl sperm.)

Other things that can change your vaginal PH include hormonal changes; (like ovulation, but also things like thyroid issues, medications, etc.) using perfumed feminine hygiene products; douching; and strict or harsh diets.  One common thing that can change the PH very dramatically are tampons and the chemicals that they contain.  Also, they hold fluids in the vagina, which can  cause additional PH fluctuations.  That is why some women tend to get infections after their menstrual period. (However, since most women ovulate well after their menstrual period and have been free of tampons for several days, this usually doesn’t come into play.)

If you, like most women tend to be slightly acidic right before ovulation, it makes sense that ovulation would help you become slightly alkaline.  This happens without your needing to do anything.  If the woman has an orgasm during sex, this helps to create an environment that is more alkaline still.  But whether you are at the optimal level isn’t going to be obvious unless you test yourself to be sure.

If you want a girl, you may have to test yourself and then experiment with douches or diet to get back to an ideal acidic state.  Or, you may start out so acidic that this adjustment isn’t needed.  If you want a boy, the act of ovulation might be enough to get you alkaline, but you can’t possibly know that unless you test yourself which leads me to my next point.

The best way to know your starting level and then to know where you are when you conceive is to test.  The PH strips are easy to find and inexpensive.  If you test yourself prior to trying to conceive and find that your level isn’t great for the gender you want, then you can always tweak it with your diet and with douching.  Even then, you still need to test right before you attempt to conceive to make sure the level is still right.

This is only applicable if you care deeply about the baby’s gender, of course.  If that’s the case, it makes sense to take the extra effort to make sure that everything is optimal.

If you’d like step by step instructions of how to do this and when, I’ve put together a few websites that explain it more directly. If you want a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com If you want a boy, check out  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com

Is It True That The Right Ovary Gives You A Boy And The Left Gives You A Girl?

By: Sandy Dean:  If you trying to become pregnant and are really motivated to get the gender of your choice, you may become more open to “old wives’ tales and superstitions, even though you may normally be skeptical of such things.  After all, what harm is it to try?

For the most part, there isn’t any, unless you really are serious and you really do have your hopes up.  Because many of these theories are not only not rooted in science, but there are very improbably when you examine them a little more closely.  One such example is the idea that the right ovary gives you a boy baby, while the left gives you a girl.

Someone might say: “I am pretty sure that I ovulate from my right side because this side always hurts half-way through my cycle when I think I’m ovulating.  However, my nana says that I can only get a girl if I ovulate from my left side.  I want a girl.  So what can I do?  Am I doomed to have a boy?”

Before I answer, I want to stress that XY chromosomes will give you a boy and XX will give you a girl.  Here is how it breaks down.  The mom can only offer the child X.  Regardless of whether the egg comes from her right or her left ovary, it is only possible for her to contribute an X.  A man can contribute both X or Y.  His sperm contains equal numbers of both.  Which sperm makes it to the egg (which again, can only be X) is going to determine whether you get a boy or a girl. If a Y sperm chromosome gets the egg first, then it is a boy.  If it’s an X, then it is girl.

Hopefully, you can see from this that it doesn’t matter which ovary your egg comes from.  As the woman and the mom, you are only going to contribute X regardless.  So there is no variable there.

Where is the variable?  In what the father produces.  He can offer both X and Y.  Now, the mom is limited to just X chromosomes.  However, her body houses the sperm on its way to the egg.  And her body can either be friendly or hostile to that sperm.  If you want a girl, then you want to be friendly to X and hostile to Y.  If you want a boy, then you want to be hostile to X and friendly to Y.

You can’t see these sperm chromosomes inside of your body.  You can only know that he will produce equal numbers of them.  But you can educate yourself on the way that they behave in your body.  Y (or boy producing) sperm are faster but do not thrive in an acidic environment. X (or girl producing) are very hardy and strong and can thrive in both acidic and alkaline.

So if you want a girl, you’d want to create an acidic environment.  And you’d want to create a longer fertility window, giving the boy sperm a chance to die off.  There are ways to do this.  I have set up two websites that explain it.  If you want a boy, check out  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com If you want a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com

I hope that this article has shown you that the dual ovary theory isn’t based on science, since the mom is only going to come up with the egg (X) regardless of the ovary that is used.  As long as the egg is viable and is ready to be fertilized by the sperm, you have the same result regardless of the ovary.  The real gender selection happens when the ovary meets sperm, not when the ovary is released.

What Should A Man Eat To Conceive a Boy Or A Girl Baby?

by: Sandy Dean: I often hear from women who ask me what they should eat when they are trying to conceive a girl or a boy baby.  Many of them have read my articles about the importance of  your diet when it comes to creating an alkaline PH (when you want a boy baby) and creating an acidic PH (when you want a girl baby.)

Sometimes though, I hear from men asking the same type of questions.  The men want to know if the same advice applies to them or if there is any changes that they should be making to their diets.  So a man who wants to produce a girl baby might ask me how what sort of acidic foods that they might eat.  Or a man who wants  a son might be interested in alkaline foods.  But here’s the thing.  There’s no evidence that indicates that the man or father’s diet (or what he eats) has any influence on his baby’s gender (or whether he has a boy or a girl.)

With that said, the woman or mother’s diet can be vitally important.  Here’s the difference.  A woman’s vaginal PH can either be friendly or hostile to the sperm chromosomes produced by the man.  During conception, a man’s sperm is made up of equal parts of boy producing sperm (Y) and girl producing sperm (X).  If the couple wants to conceive a girl, an acidic vaginal environment can discourage or help kill off the boy producing sperm.  And if the couple wants a boy, an alkaline environment can help encourage the boy sperm.

However, there’s no evidence at all that the same holds true for the man’s diet.  There have been studies on the sperm of men who are prone to conceive only girl or boy babies.  And, when examined, their sperm still contained equal parts of X (girl producing) and Y (boy producing) sperm.  So while it’s advisable for a man to eat a healthy and varied diet when he’s trying to conceive, there seems to be no reason for him to try to  make himself more alkaline or acidic.  In fact, some theorize that doing so may affect his fertility.  Sometimes, when I share this with men they ask me what they can do to help make sure that they get the gender that they are after.  Men can feel very helpless when much of the PH changes need to happen with the woman and her diet.

Even so, there’s a lot a man can do.  He can help the mother to be track her fertility (ovulation) and her PH levels to help her pinpoint the optimal day to conceive.  He can get her an excellent food list and a good PH tester and encourage her to test every time she eats something to see how she responds individually to different foods (so that she can determine which foods lower or raise her PH levels depending on whether she is trying to conceive a girl and a boy.)  And he can be willing to use the best sexual positions for the gender that the couple are trying to conceive (even if they are not his favorite sexual positions at the time.)

Because admittedly this process takes a bit of work.  The mother to be is going to have to monitor her ovulation, tweak her diet, and perhaps experiment with douching if she doesn’t get the results that she wants right away.  And sometimes sex has to be scheduled or limited to the right time.  And a man who is supportive about all of this helps more than a man can possibly know.  So frankly, I tell men that the best thing that they can do to help the mother of their child conceive  a boy or a girl baby is to help her to understand the process and support her in it every step of the way.

If it helps, 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; information on diet and PH testers; resources for determining ovulation times (and examples of good saliva and ovulation predictors;) resources for douche recipes and food PH lists; information on when to conceive; and support.

If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/

If you want a girl baby, check out http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/

Does It Make Sense To Continue To Have Sex After Ovulation Stops When Trying To Become Pregnant?

By: Sandy Dean: I sometimes hear from people who are trying to become pregnant as soon as possible. Because of this, they know that they may have to be more deliberate about the timing of their love making. Sure, you can become pregnant by just having sex whenever you feel like it and letting nature take its course, but this might take longer than if you tested for ovulation and then had sex on or around that time in a very deliberate way.

Many people aren’t sure how far to take this though. They will test for ovulation, get a positive, and then be unsure as to when or if they should stop having sex in an attempt to conceive. So, I might hear a comment like: “I understand why people chose to abstain before ovulation happens. They are trying to make sure that their sperm count is high. But what about after ovulation? Does it make sense to keep having sex a couple of days after you get the positive reading? Because at that point, ovulation would have stopped and you are not likely to become pregnant.”

This Depends Upon If There Is A Gender You’d Prefer: My answer to this question really depends upon if you care about your baby’s gender and, if so, which gender you prefer. Here’s why. Having sex prior to ovulation gives you a better chance to conceive a girl baby because the early timing isn’t friendly to the short-lived, boy-producing sperm. By conceiving this early, you are hoping that many of the boy sperm will no longer be present by the time that the fertilization takes place. However, if you are in the situation where are definitely trying for a girl baby, then it is best to stop having sex once you get the positive ovulation reading.

The reason for this is that having sex after ovulation favors a boy baby for the reasons that I described above. If the boy sperm are present at the time of conception (and they are more likely to be if you have sex after ovulation) then they have a slight advantage because they are faster to the egg. So, if you want a boy, your best bet is to wait to get that positive ovulation reading and then go ahead and have sex. From a gender standpoint, continuing to have sex after ovulation if you want a boy isn’t going to hurt your goal. But if you want a girl, this isn’t something that you’d want to do.

Concerns About The Health Of The Sperm After Ovulation: Now, some people are of the mind set that you should stop having sex a couple of days after ovulation because you are increasing your chances of having weak sperm fertilize your egg and this increases the chances of having a miscarriage or a troubled pregnancy. There are lots of differences of opinion about this. But if this is something that worries or concerns you, then there is no harm is stopping intercourse shortly after ovulation and then resuming it well afterwards, knowing that, since you have already ovulated, you are very unlikely to become pregnant until the next month anyway.

It really just depends upon your comfort level and on the baby gender that you want. If you’re attempting to get a girl baby, it would go against your goal to continue to have sex. This timing would be more favorable to a boy baby, but if you’re worried about fertilizing her egg with deteriorating sperm, then it might make sense to relax your conception attempts until you are sure ovulation is more than over.

Plus, it’s not just timing that is important.  If you truly want a specific gender, you’ll also want to consider your diet and PH and the sexual positions used.  If you’d like more specific information on how all of this fits together, I’ve put together a few websites that explain it step by step. If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com If you want a girl, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com

Does Your Ovulation Cycle Change If Your Period Starts Early?

Many women who are trying to conceive hope that they have regular and predictable menstruation and ovulation cycles.  The idea behind this is that regular menstrual cycles make ovulation easier to predict and therefore conception is theoretically easier to achieve.  If you know when you ovulate each month, then it is easier to have intercourse at the appropriate time so that you can become pregnant.  If you want a certain gender, this becomes even more important because you have a higher chance of getting a boy or girl at certain points around your ovulation.  Many people gauge ovulation by using their period as sort of a yard stick.  Many just count 14 to 15 days after their menstrual period and assume that they will ovulate around that time,  which is midway through when they bled last until the end of their cycle.  However, some of these same women might find that their period starts earlier or later than normal.  This leaves them wondering if their ovulation cycle is also going to change also.

Someone might say, “I normally have my period every 28 days or so.  This is the first month that I want to try to become pregnant, so I was going to try having sex around day 14.  However, for whatever reason, this month my period started on day 26.  So my period is actually 2 days early.   Does this mean that my ovulation is going to come 2 days early also?”

That is really up in the air for two reasons.  So many things can affect when your period comes (diet, medications, stress, hormonal fluctuations.)  The same is true of your ovulation day.  Many women do not realize that their ovulation can fluctuate because, unlike the blood that comes with your period, there aren’t as many physical signs that you can see for ovulation.  Many women are actually shocked to find that their ovulation can actually either fluctuate or not happen when they assumed that it did.  I too assumed that my ovulation happened around two weeks after my period.  But when I was unsuccessful at getting pregnant in a reasonable period of time, I started testing myself with urine and saliva ovulation testers (like these on Ebay.)  I found out that I DID NOT ovulate around day 14.  Instead, I ovulated anywhere from day 18 to day 20.  It actually fluctuated, even though my periods was mostly regular.  Since knowing when you ovulate is so key in becoming pregnant (and in choosing your baby’s gender if you care about that) then why guess?  Ovulation predictors are inexpensive.  Use one to test yourself so that you will know for sure.  Your ovulation may not have been happening on day 14 and it may or may not come two days earlier because of your early period.  Testing is the only way to be sure and it is very easy and inexpensive to test.

If you do care about whether you conceive a boy or a girl, I’ve put together some free websites to outline the steps you’d want to take. If you’d like a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com.

Can Your Ovulation Day Change Each Month? What Does This Mean If You’re Trying To Chose Your Baby’s Gender?

By Sandy Dean:  I often hear from women who are trying to gauge their ovulation day in an attempt to get pregnant.  A question that I am commonly asked is some variation on “is it possible for your ovulation day to change from month to month?  If so, what does this mean if you’re trying to become pregnant?  And, what, if any, implications does this have if you are trying to chose your baby’s gender?  I will address these questions in the following article.

Your Ovulation Day Can Most Definitely Change From Month To Month For Many Reasons: The short answer is yes, your ovulation day can change dramatically from month one month to the next or it can remain relatively constant or stable.  It really does depend upon the woman in question and also upon what is going on with that same woman’s life, health, and fertility cycle. Illness, stress, or having an anovulatory cycle (which means that no ovulation occurs during a particular period of time) can all be responsible for variations in your ovulation day.

It’s a myth that most women ovulate around day 14 or mid way through a 28 day cycle (although some women do.)  Some women have shorter cycles and some women have longer cycles.  Some women ovulate earlier or later in their cycle.  And some women experience very sporadic ovulation.  All of these things can make it inadvisable to just assume that you ovulate on the same day each and every month.

You can easily test yourself using an ovulation predictor or testing.  I like the saliva kind, but the urine type is readily available also.  When I was trying to become pregnant and was charting my ovulation, I was very surprised to discover that on most months, I ovulated very late in my cycle.  While I had assumed that I must be ovulating around day 14 because of my 28 day cycle, this was not at all the case.  Most of the time, I ovulated sometime around day 20.  There were times that I ovulated as late as day 23 or as early as day 18.  Luckily, my sporadic and late ovulation did not impede my ability to become pregnant (that’s a myth also.)  But it did make planning a bit more challenging.

Many women will try to gauge ovulation around when their menstrual period occurs.  However, in some cases, it is possible to become pregnant without regular (or easily identifiable) menstrual periods.  Another misconception is that some women ovulate more than once in any given month or ovulation period.  While it is possible to release more than one egg in a month (which is what happens with twins,) those same eggs would be released at roughly the same time – making only one instance of ovulation possible. You can’t ovulate or become pregnant twice during the same ovulation period.

What Happens When Your Ovulation Day Changes From Month To Month While You’re Trying To Gage Ovulation In Order To Chose Your Baby’s Gender?: Well, a changing ovulation day from one month to the next does mean that you have to be more observant and you will need to test yourself more regularly.  However, if you are trying to chose your baby’s gender, you will need to do this anyway.  When you have intercourse is very important because you want to have sex very close to your ovulation day.  For a boy baby, you want to have sex after that ovulation day.  But for a girl baby, you want to have sex before that ovulation day.

But, when that day becomes a moving target, this becomes more challenging.  While it’s true that a woman who always ovulates on the same day each and every month is going to have an easier time planning her conception day, a woman who does not have this luxury isn’t out of luck.  If this is the case for you, then you’ll just need to get in the habit of monitoring or checking your ovulation every day with a kit.  There are very good saliva kits that will show you that ovulation is approaching.  This is important if you are trying for a girl baby.

The point is even if the date or day of your ovulation changes from month to month, as long as it is occurring and you are able to tell when or if it has happened, it is very possible for you to not only become pregnant, but to increase your chances for getting the gender that you want as well.

If you’re still confused, I’ve put together a couple of sites that walks you through this step by step.

If you want a girl baby, check out http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/
If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/

How Much Does It Cost To Make Sure You Have A Girl Or Boy Baby?

By: Sandy Dean:  I often hear from people who are extremely serious about getting the baby gender that they want.  Many say that they are willing to do whatever is necessary in order to make this happen.  And some will ask me how much money is needed to ensure that they get the boy or girl that they want.  I heard from someone who said: “it may sound shallow, but I am determined that my first born is going to be a girl baby.  I feel like I will have more of a meaningful bond with a girl.  How much would it cost to make absolutely sure that this is what I get?”  I will try to answer  this question in the following article.

The Cost Of Gender Selection Depends Upon Which Method You Use:  There are a couple of different ways that you can go about trying to get the gender that you want.  You can accomplish this by medical intervention which means that you elicit the help of a medical professional to ensure that you get the gender that you want.  Or, you can try more inexpensive methods at home.  Of course, there are pros and cons to each method.  The medical intervention method gives you the best chance of success but it is also very expensive. The at home method has more room for error but it also very inexpensive.

The Cost Of PGD Or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: When you use medical intervention, what you are really doing is having a doctor test embryos that are the result of in vitro fertilization before transferring them to the uterus.  So the medical staff would be determining the baby’s sex before they are implanted it into the uterus.  Then, only the gender that is desired would be used.  So in this particular scenario where the couple wanted a daughter, only girl embryos would be implanted.  The costs of the actual tests varies depending upon where you live.  But from my research, I am finding estimates in ranges for $3,000 – $5,000.  Now, this is just the PGD test.  This is not including the in vitro fertilization before the test and the cost of implantation.  These procedures can approach several thousand dollars depending upon where you live.  So the cost of all procedures taken together can be well over several thousand dollars. Of course, if none of this results in a successful pregnancy, then you have to start the process all over again with additional costs.

The Cost Of Trying To Choose Your Baby’s Gender At Home:  If medical intervention is too expensive, there are things that you can do at home to greatly increase your chances of getting the gender that you want.  In order to do this, you will need to know when you ovulate since certain conception timing favors girl babies while a different time frame favors a boy baby.   Also, you will need to know your PH since an alkaline PH favors a boy and an acidic PH favors a girl.  If your PH isn’t optimal for your desired gender, then you will need to either tweak your diet, use douches, or both.  But you can’t know this until you test.  Ovulation test kits are around the $20 range depending on which type you buy. (I like the saliva monitors like are shown here.)  PH testing strips costs are generally less than $10.  So everything that you need should be under around $30.

If money is not an issue, obviously the medical intervention route gives you the highest success rate.  But if the at home methods are done correctly, they can greatly increase your chances of being successful also.

If you have your heart set on a girl or boy baby and need help with the at home methods, I’ve put together a few websites that might be useful.  There’s more detailed instructions and resources that might make this process a little easier.  You can check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com or http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com depending on which is applicable to you.


Should We Have Sex On Even Or Odd Days For A Boy Baby? What About For A Girl?

By: Sandy Dean: I often have people who ask me about the optimal time to have sexual intercourse in order to get pregnant with a certain gender. Many people realize that the day on which they conceive can be a very important factor in terms of whether they get a girl or boy baby. To that end, people sometimes ask or wonder if they should be having intercourse on even or odd days.

Someone might ask: “my husband and I would like to have a boy baby. My mother in law said that you should have sex on odd days for a boy baby and on even days for a girl. I told her that this is probably an old wives tale but she swears that this is true. How can this possibly be accurate?”

I honestly don’t believe it is accurate. I think that people probably gave this advice back in the old days because they thought that this advice would ensure that a couple was only having sex every other day and therefore ensuring a high sperm count during conception.

Understanding How Pregnancy Happens: One way to show you how this theory is a bit outlandish is to understand how a woman gets pregnant. A woman is fertile during a time period just before, after and during her ovulation period. This spans different time frames for different women, but it is only a few or a handful of days out of each month. If you are having sex on alternating days, then you are cutting into an already small window with no consideration given to when you can actually become pregnant.

Variables For Gender Selection: Now, let’s look at what might help you get a girl or boy baby. A man’s sperm has two different chromosomes that affect baby gender – Y (boy producing) and X (girl producing). These chromosomes have different characteristics. The X or girl producing live for longer and the Y or boy producing are faster.

That is why when you want a girl baby, you’re advised to have intercourse before ovulation. And you’re encouraged to wait until after this time frame when you want a boy. Notice that it doesn’t matter if either of these days are even or odd. As an example. Let’s say your menstrual period happened on the fifteen of the month. Now, let’s say you ovulate on the first day of the next month and you want a boy. Because having intercourse after ovulation is important for a boy baby, your optimal day to have sex is going to be the 2nd and after. The 3rd was also work. Notice that one day is even and one day is odd, but they are both optimal for a boy baby because they happen after ovulation.

To answer the original question though, the best day isn’t either or odd. It is the day before or after your ovulation day depending on which gender you want.  To take it even further than that, the best day is not only when your timing is right, but when your PH is right also.  PH and sexual positions matter too.  And none of these things have anything to do with odd and even days on the calendar.

If you’d like step by step instructions of how to combine all of these variables and when, I’ve put together a few websites that explain it more directly. If you want a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com If you want a boy, check out  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com

Do The X And Y Sperm Released By A Male Have Any Correlation On How Much Sex He Is Having? Are Men Who Have A Lot Of Sex More Likely To Have Sons?

I sometimes hear from people who are under the impression that the frequency of sex that a man has influences his baby’s gender.  For whatever reason, people sometimes are under the impression that the more sex a man has, the more likely he is to have sons. Someone will say something like: “my husband and I are young and have only been married for a short time.  So we have a lot of sex.  People tell us that because of this, we will have a boy.  I am thinking that I want a girl, so I am not sure where this leaves us.  Are you supposed to cut back when trying to conceive?  Do men who have more sex produce more Y sperm and therefore get boys?”

Studies have shown that most men have equal amounts of Y and X and sperm (both boy and girl-producing.)  This does not change regardless of how much sex they have.  Their bodies were given equal amounts and although these chromosomes may be released at various times and in various ways, the ratio doesn’t change.  I think that this perception must be a carry over from medieval or early times when it was very desirable to conceive a son in order to have an heir to inherit the family’s lands.  (Also, males could be useful in terms of providing labor to the family.)  Nobility and royals without males had no heirs and this would be a problem in those times.  So, people had large families because many children did not live to adulthood and families were looking for as many males as possible.  Therefore, the couple was having regular sex to try to conceive as much as possible so that they could have an ample number of children, preferably males.  I speculate that this is where the belief that lots of sex equals more males comes from.  Also, men and women who were able to produce males were seen as desirable.  In medieval times, a queen who could not give a king boys risked being set aside.  (Back then, they didn’t realize that it was the male chromosomes that influenced baby gender.)  Although people would often secretly wonder why Henry VIII of England could not produce male children, no one had the courage to question this.  The fault was always with the women.  However, it was still assumed that under normal circumstances, healthy and enthusiastic men who were enjoying sex with their wives should have been producing plenty of boys.

Whether we are talking about the past or the present, male boys are conceived when a Y sperm chromosome fertilizes the egg.  Since men has equal amounts of X and Y, this is why the sexes that are born are very roughly equal in number.  However, even though X and Y are present in similar numbers when you are trying to conceive, they react differently when deposited into the female.  Y sperm are faster, but less hardy, so they are quicker to die.  X sperm are slow, but live longer.  That is why couples that want girls will try to have sex before the woman’s ovulation and then stop.  They don’t want to deposit Y sperm close to ovulation day, because if they do, the Y’s speed will make a boy baby more likely.  If you want a girl and you want to focus on timing, then you’ll want to have sex before ovulation when you are trying to conceive and you are just before your fertility window.  (You can use saliva ovulation predictors for a month or two before to find out when this is – like these on Ebay.)  Now, when you are not trying to conceive or are well past your fertility window, then the timing of sex does not matter and you can have sex whenever you like without it affecting baby gender, since you only have to worry about it when you can become pregnant.

Also, vaginal PH and the sexual positions used can have an affect on X and Y.  But the frequency of sex doesn’t change the X and Y ratio.  In my opinion, you are better off combining timing with vaginal PH and positions in order to optimize all methods.  Having a lot of sex ensures that you are hitting your fertility window, but it is leaving baby gender up in the air.

If you’d like to explore PH and positioning further, I’ve put together a couple of websites that hopefully easily explains how timing, PH, and positions all work together.  If you’d like a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com.

Vitamin C And Baby Gender: Is There A Connection? Does Taking Vitamin C Get You A Girl Or Boy?

I sometimes hear from people who ask me if taking certain vitamin or mineral supplements would have any impact on their ability to conceive a girl or boy child.  One specific supplement that I hear a lot about is vitamin C.  Sometimes people will read medical articles or will look on conception forums or discussion boards and decide to load up on vitamin C in the hopes of getting a certain gender.  For example, someone might say: “my friend said that when she drank several glasses of orange juice per day, she got a boy baby.  Frankly, I detest the taste of orange juice, so I have decided to take mass doses of vitamin C supplements instead.  Will this help me get a boy?”

There is a clinical study out of the UK which indicated that mothers who had a higher intake of several nutrients like vitamins C, K and B, plus potassium and calcium were slightly more likely to have sons.  There are some important things to note here, however.  This study was extremely small.  There were less than 1,000 participants.  Also, the rate of having a son was only 56 percent, which is only slightly higher than normal averages.  Plus, in addition to the higher intake of nutrients, the mothers who had sons also took in a higher number of calories.  My point is, vitamin C was only one of several nutrients that came into play.  In online discussion groups, there is also some thinking that vitamin C helps to make your body more alkaline, which is said to favor a boy baby.

However, I still don’t advocate taking large amounts of any supplement while you are trying to conceive.  You don’t want to risk changing your hormones, which could affect your ability to become pregnant.  Plus vitamin C in particular can lower progesterone which is necessary for conception and pregnancy.  It is always better to get nutrients from foods anyway, which is why I would suggest that if you want to go this route, you try foods which contain vitamin C instead (but in moderation.)  To test your theory, you could very easily test your PH before you eat the vitamin C foods and then afterward to see if it is having the alkalizing impact that you want.  Again, I would do this in moderation and not try to take in huge amounts of any food or nutrient.

There are more safe ways to try to influence baby gender.  Conceiving at the right time with the right sexual positions and with the right PH (achieved safely and not with massive amounts of supplements) is, at least in my opinion, a much better way to go than trying to take a large amount of a certain supplement that was only proven to be one SMALL part of a regimen that only slightly increased the rate of getting a son.

If you want to know how timing, positions and PH work together to get you the gender that you want, I’ve put together a couple of websites that hopefully easily breaks the process down.  If you’d like a girl baby, see http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com.

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