Chances are, if you are not actively trying to conceive, you have probably never heard of today’s topic at all. Vaginal pH is one of those things that most people don’t ever even consider. But, once you decide to have a baby, your whole world opens up and you learn new things that you would have never learned otherwise. Read on to learn all about Vaginal pH, and how it can affect having a baby. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Vaginal pH is pretty straightforward. It is the pH level of your vagina. Vaginal pH can either be acidic or alkaline. What does that have to do with anything? Well, old wives tales state that if your vaginal pH is alkaline, you will be more likely to have a boy.
Likewise, if your vaginal pH is acidic, the folk tales say that you are more likely to have a girl. Now, of course, there is no scientific evidence to prove this, but many women believe in it! Now, you can even buy over the counter kits to check your vaginal pH at home. If it is “right”, then go ahead and try to conceive your chosen gender! If it isn’t what you want, you can take a few steps to change your vaginal pH, and then you can try to conceive.
Vaginal pH test kits are available online, and in many local drug stores or big box stores such as Walmart or Target. They are usually very affordable, and you can either buy the entire digital test kit or you can buy just the test strips if you prefer.
Testing pH is super easy and only takes a few seconds. All you have to do is place a small sample of your cervical mucus on the test strip. There is no wait time, and you can instantly look at your test strip and compare it to the control guide on the package or instruction sheet.
It can be a bit confusing to interpret the results of a vaginal pH test. Here’s what to remember: A vaginal pH of between 4 and 4.5 is supposedly the right pH for conceiving a girl, and a pH of anywhere between 7.5 and 9 is the right pH for conceiving a boy.
The average pH that your body naturally maintains is somewhere between 7.5 and 8.0 out of 14, which is considered to be slightly alkaline. Therefore, most women will need to lower their pH slightly to try for a girl, and raise it slightly to try for a boy.
Raising your pH is usually considered to be easier than lowering your pH, since your body’s natural pH is usually slightly alkaline already. Some old wives tales say that you can raise your chances of a boy (and your pH as well) by eating “man foods”, such as burgers, chips, beer, pickles, and red meat. As a general rule, you can increase your pH by eating salty and acidic foods, acidic fruits, and also foods high in sodium.
Lowering your pH is sometimes a bit harder than raising your pH, since your body has a tendency to already be at an alkaline state. Foods that are high in calcium have been known to lower pH, as well as some fruits like strawberries and raspberries. You should also try your best to avoid salty and acidic foods while trying to lower your pH.
The bottom line is that there is no “scientific” proof that says that vaginal pH really has anything to do with gender determination, but many women swear by this method. Women have been using their body’s pH levels for many, many years to help them sway for a boy or a girl. Give it a try, it doesn’t hurt or harm your body in any way, and who knows? It just might help you get the gender you have been hoping for!