Can you sway the odds?
Many believe that you can gender sway, Infact there are numerous studies worldwide to support the theroy so the question is what do you need to do to sway the odds in favour of a chosen gender baby.
Gender swaying is not 100% so if you want to try and sway the odds then do it with a hope but know its not a guarentee. (only medically aided sperm selction via ivf PGD is 100%)
Gender swaying the factors involved.
The main factors of gender swaying relate to
For a Boy : It is recommended to have a diet lower in calcuim, high in potassium and salt, so if you are a cheese loving, yogurt eating , milk drinking lover then it is advised to cut down the amount of calcuim you consumme, this doesn't mean don't have any it just means to try and reduce your'e daily intake for a few months before trying to conceive.
Please note if have high blood pressure it is not recomended to up your'e salt intake.
For a Girl : It is recommended to have a diet high in calcuim and magnesuim,low in salt, so if you love salt,convience foods,and you stay away from the white stuff then for a girl you will need to come up with ideas to increase calcuim, you can do this with diet and with adding supplements if you feel you just can't handle all that diary.
for a girl ,cranberry juice,peppermint tea. no coffee
for a boy lemon juice and hot water,tomato juice,pineapple juice,apple juice ( the hubby/patner can drink a strong coffee a hour before bd to give the male sperm a added boost.
When it comes to timing when to bd (baby dance(make love) timing plays a part too,shettles believes that to improve the chances of a boy bd should be as close to ovualtion as possible and for a girl bd should be 72hrs before ovulation.
The reason for this is that the ph of cervical mucus is around its highest at ovulation, male sperm love this high alkaline ph enviromment and thrive while the female sperm prefer a more acidic cm and swim alot slower than their male conter parts.
When ewcm ( the term ewcm refers to cervical mucus that appears like raw egg white in apperance and this cervical mucus can be stretched between two fingers without breaking) this mucus is very alkaline and many will notice it afew days before ovulation, once ovulation has occured the cervical mucus will change to white, creamy and tacky.
So if bd is done close to ovulation and on the day of ovulation the chances are the male sperm will get to the egg first.
However if bd is days before ovulation a when the cm is more acidic the chances are the male sperm although faster are more short lived than their female counterparts and so if bd only happens a few days away from ovulation only the long living female sperm will be left.
Bd position :
for a boy the best position is doggy style or missionary with hips raised up to enable a deeper penatration this will help the male sperm to be depositied as near to the cervix as possible giving them a head start.
It is also recommended to lay still with bottom elevated (use a cushion under the bottom to keep the hips up) for half an hour to give them a good chance.
Instead cups have also been used to help keep the sperm right up to the cervix and therfore help increase the chances of conceiving.
For a girl it is recommended to use the missionary position but not with elevated hips and penetration should be shallow,and then jump and dump ( get up straight after bd and go to the toilet to lose some of the sperm (the reason for this is to further reduce the odds and give the female sperm a better chance
Hubby/partner to wear tight pants days leading up to bd and to a have hot bath a few minutes before sex for a girl.
Hubby/partner to wear boxer shorts leading up to bd and to have a strong cup of coffee a hour before sex to give the boy sperm a boost.
Heat it up for girl, keep it Cool for a boy!!!!!!
3. Cervical mucus ph
As stated in timing the ph of the sperms enviroment is important and there are many ways the ph can be changed to be more favourable for a chosen gender.
Male sperm prefer cervical mucus to have a ph of 7-9.
Female sperm prefer a cervical mucus to have a ph of 4-5.
The ph of cervical mucus can be changed by diet,supplements,lubes and douches.
Diet has a gradual effect on cm, supplements can be used for instance calcuim and cranberry can change the ph of cm to a more girl friendly one, Lubes such as pre seed which has a ph of 7 can be used along with diet to give the male sperm a boost while refresh which has a ph of 5 can help for a girl, you can use other lubes that have a lower ph than refresh however these need to be used a few days before bd as a ph lower than 3 is not sperm friendly and cannot be used as a lube for bd on that day.
Douches: There are recipes on the internet for douches to help gender sway, personally i don't like the idea of squirting liquids up there due to the chance of infection but many swear by them, if you really want to try a douch then do a web search for different recipes such as lime/ vinegar and baking soda douches to find one that will suit you.
Egg whites : some women swear by using actual pasturised egg whites as they have a ph of around 9 however again its not something i recommend due to the risk of infection
3a. Testing cm ph, semen ph
The ph of cm can be tested with ph papers such as universal ph papers ,or by using a digital ph tester.
The cm you need to test needs to be as close to the cervix as possible, with a clean finger you can retrieve a sample and wipe it on the ph paper, please allow 10 mins for it to dry and then read the result based on this you can use a lube and diet to increase or decrease the days leading up to bd
Semen ph needs to be tested straight away and not allowed to dry due to the water content, semen ph for a boy needs to be 9+ and for a girl 7-7.5
4. Minerals and supplements and other things that help(do not take more than the stated dose on the bottle)
Supplements can be used to increase the amount of cervical mucus and change the ph.
Evening primrose oil increases cm and is best taken morning and night to help with cm,most take it from the last day of menses up to ovulation.
Green tea: This strange tasting tea has been shown to improve fertilty and help with cm and so drinking a 2-4 cups daily is beneficial.
Fish oil : (not cod liver oil). makes ewcm.
Grapefruit juice : not sure how it does it but it does and a couple of glasses a day will improve your'e cm.
L-arginine : helps to make ewcm
calcuim and magnesuim supplements helps sway the cm for a girl.
Acidilophis can help lower the ph of cm.
cranberry supplements from last day of menses to ovulation(not to be taken once ovulation confirmed) note cranberry is a blood thinner so do not take if you are already on blood thinners
Vitamin c: helps make the cm more acidic
if you have a lot of ewcm then you can try and reduce this abit by taking a anti histermine, sudafed also drys up cm.
Hubby/partners can also take supplements as well.
for a boy the man can take zinc(raises testosterone,b12 (repairs sperm count) L-arginine(raises ph and sperm count)
vitamin E (raises sperm count)
For a girl the man can take cranberry (remember its a blood thinner so do not take if already on blood thinners)
calcuim and magnesuim,acidophlis..
And if you really want to take it even further then
Use the moon to guide you, it is thought that girls are conceived in the new moon phase,boys in the full moon phase.
The chinese calender is used to predict the sex of the child based on the mothers age and the month the child was conceived, it is said to very accurate, just how its done i'm not sure ut its worth looking at.
There is more information out there available which goes into depth more about gender swaying but i hope if anything this has given you the basic knowledge to consider if you want to have a go and try for a certain gender.
Some of the supplements and lubes are available from my shop and as a added help i have coded them with a pink or blue dot..
Baby dust to all xxxxxxx
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