As a two time “boy mom” I’m often asked if we’ll ever try “getting our girl”. In fact, the question is raised so often to me (followed by tidbits of advice) and the topic of gender swaying is so mysterious to me that I felt compelled to share what “top secret” intel I’ve gathered over the several past months with all of you!
Truth be told, we’d be thrilled to have another baby one day regardless of his or her gender. Would a girl be fun to switch things up? Certainly. But does the idea of a third sweet baby boy warm my heart to the point of bubbling over with joy? Absolutely! Our indifference to gender however hasn’t stopped seasoned mothers from giving us their tips, tools and secrets for tipping the odds in favor of conceiving a girl, so I decided to take what I have researched to find as their most solid seeming theories for a test drive. We’re not yet expecting, but when the time comes, I think it will be intriguing at the very least to see if any of these secret tips swayed us towards a girl!
Acidic Vs Alkaline Diet
It’s been said that basing your diet towards alkaline foods will help you to accomplish health and weight loss goals, but if your attempting to get pregnant with a girl they might not be the direction your diet should go. A calcium rich (i.e. acidic) diet in combination with our other two tips have been concluded by the Reproductive BioMedical Journal to produce pink!
Calcium, Magnesium & Cranberry Supplements
To expand on the RBMOJ’s study that showed calcium heavy diets could tip the gender odds in favor of a female, taking calcium, magnesium, and cranberry supplements is said to also aid in assisting in just that. Many of us don’t get enough calcium and cranberry and it is said to naturally improve uterine health. So it’s easy to see why women are concluding that these vitamins are the efficient and easy fix to those gaps in our daily diet.
Sex 3-4 Days Prior To Ovulation
Circling back to the RBMOJ study, perhaps the most influential gender swaying technique is still the most elusive, especially for those of us not tracking ovulation. According to the study along with the diet changes above, timing intercourse days prior to ovulation is the key to swaying successfully.
Did you know “How to conceive a girl?” is searched on Google TWICE as much as “How to conceive a boy?” Tell us, have you made attempts to sway gender? What worked and what didn’t? Happy baby making! 😉