Do I Need To Give Up Coffee If I Want To Conceive A Girl Or Boy Baby?

By: Sandy Dean:  I sometimes hear from women who are wondering if their coffee habit is going to affect their ability to become pregnant or is going to keep them from getting the gender that they want.  I heard from someone who said: “my friends say that I need to give up coffee before I become pregnant.  They also say that since I want a boy baby, I shouldn’t consume any coffee at all because coffee makes you more likely to conceive a girl.  Is this true?”  This is just one example of a question about coffee.  I also have people ask me about coffee when they’re trying to conceive a boy.  So I will try to clear up some of these misperceptions in the following article.

Many Believe That Consuming Coffee Affects Your Fertility And Your Ability To Carry A Healthy Baby To Term:  There have been some studies which indicate that women who consume high amount of caffeine can take up to three times longer to become pregnant or may have trouble conceiving.  So what is considered a high amount of caffeine in terms of coffee?  Anything over two eight ounce cups of java is said to be too much.

There are also concerns about coffee being associated with miscarriage.  There has been a study indicating that women who drank over two cups of coffee were more than twice as likely to have a miscarriage as those who didn’t consume as much coffee or who didn’t drink any.  So, if you believe these studies and you are considering trying to become pregnant with either gender, it makes sense to stop or to severely limit the amount of your coffee consumption, especially in the first trimester when he risk of miscarriage is at its highest.  Frankly, my opinion on this is that drinking coffee or any caffeinated beverage is just not worth the risk.  I do understand that some people have a serious coffee addiction.  That’s why I would recommend starting to wean yourself off of this beverage before you attempt to conceive.  Perhaps you can switch to decaffeinated coffee until you are able to give it up completely.

Coffee Does Make You More Acidic: Now, there are some people who believe that you should drink coffee when you are trying for a girl baby.  The reason for this is that coffee makes your vaginal PH more acidic and this is important when you want to conceive a girl.  When you become more acidic, then the boy producing or Y sperm are diminished because they don’t like an acidic environment.

However, considering the risks of coffee that I have already discussed, I would highly discourage this practice.  There are plenty of other foods and drinks that will also make you acidic and that are much safer to consume when you are trying for a girl baby.  So, to answer the question posed, it’s my opinion that there is enough evidence to indicate that drinking coffee when you are attempting to conceive either gender is not a good idea.  If you are trying to become more acidic, then there are plenty of other foods that can accomplish this without the risk.

If conceiving a certain gender is still confusing to you, I’ve put together a couple of web sites that walk you through the process, step by step. If you want a boy baby, check out

If you want a girl baby, check out


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