Do you want to have a say about the gender of your baby? There are so many theories about gender selection that it is difficult to figure out which methods deliver actual results. Testing vaginal pH is one of the possibilities that will help you do some gender control before conception.
Vaginal pH Basics
A simple vaginal pH test will help you decide whether your vaginal medium is basic or acidic. There are a few possibilities:
- The vaginal pH range of a healthy woman is 3.8 to 4.5 during all days of the month, except for the fertile window.
- Vaginal pH between 4 and 4.5 is good for conceiving a girl.
- To conceive a boy, you need to have vaginal pH between 7.5 and 9.
So, the normal pH of a healthy woman is acidic. On the other hand, the pH of sperm ranges anywhere between 7 and 7.8. This means that the vaginal mucus is usually hostile to sperm because of the big difference in acidity.
Most sperm cells will not survive in a highly acidic medium for a long period of time. There is a theory, however, according to which X sperm cells (the ones responsible for the birth of a girl) are capable of surviving longer in acidic medium than Y sperm cells.
What does this mean? If you are wondering how to conceive a girl, you should do a bit of vaginal acidity control.
How to Change Your pH
In order to do gender selection, you will have to learn how to change your vaginal pH in the period right before conception.
- To lower the pH and make the medium acidic: foods rich in calcium, strawberries and raspberries will naturally lower pH and help you conceive a girl. Sodium-rich foods and salt should be avoided.
- To increase pH and conceive a boy: increasing the salt and sodium-rich food intake will immediately turn your vaginal medium alkaline. Fruits that are rich in vitamin C will increase pH, as well.
Testing pH: Tips and Ideas
Keep in mind that though a few studies seem to support the claim, there is no 100 percent guarantee of having a baby girl or a baby boy. Tracking your vaginal pH, however, will give you some control over the situation.
To test your vaginal pH, you will need to:
– Get pH test strips from the pharmacy.
– Insert the test end of the strip into the vagina.
– Keep it there for a few seconds, in order to get an accurate reading.
– Read the results immediately.
– Do regular pH test checking and compare the results to see how it changes.