The other day, I received an email from someone wanting more information about the PH strips that I sometimes refer to in my articles. She wanted to know whether these were used before conception or after it. Specifically, she wanted to know if there were any strips that could determine baby gender after pregnancy. I have seen strips that test the mother-to-be's blood some months after pregnancy. I have my doubts as to how accurate they are and, since they can't be used until months into pregnancy, I have no idea why someone wouldn't just get a reliable ultrasound instead.
This article will address the strips that test PH before conception (rather than those that test blood after it.) It will also focus on the regimen that can affect your baby's gender before you actually become pregnant.
Information On The Strips That You Can Use Before You Conceive To Help You Influence Your Baby's Potential Gender: What I usually talk about are strips that measure your body's PH to help you determine if you are alkaline or acidic. The reason that this is important is that an acidic reproductive tract will be more favorable to a girl conception while an alkaline environment makes a boy more likely. But, there's other ways that you can use these strips also.
If you get a reading that you want to change, then you can tweak your diet and use different douches to try and get a more desirable reading. For example, if you want a girl but are getting a ready that shows you're more likely to get a boy, you could begin a regimen that is meant to eventually bring this around. The strips continue to come into play because you will continue to regularly test to see how much progress you are making and to know when you have reach the levels to indicate that it's now safe and desirable to go ahead and conceive the gender that you want.
Other Things That Become Important: These strips are, at least in my opinion, one of the two types of tools that are optimal to use. You'll also need to know the day on which your ovulation happens (and it's optimal that you can anticipate this beforehand.) The reason that this is important is that the day on which you want to conceive is different depending on whether you want a boy or a girl.
For a female baby, you want to conceive prior to ovulation and for a male baby, you want to conceive afterward. The tool that makes this more achievable is a good ovulation predictor. Both urine and saliva are good, but saliva is a little better (in my view) at giving you more of a warning beforehand.
The final thing that can help is something that doesn't require any special tools or talents. In addition to timing and PH, the position that you use to conceive can help also. This is likely things that you're already doing or can easily change if you are not. If you want a son, use positions that allow deep deposits into the cervix. This helps to minimize the boy sperm's weakness and it's difficulty with long travels. For a daughter, you'll want to make the deposit further away from the cervix as this helps to weed more boys out before they are hopefully exposed to the acidic environment that you've set up.
I hope this article has shown you that although there are two types of strips that people discuss, only one of them is important in determining gender before conception. And, they can also help you to tweak your regimen to ensure you're happy with the result after conception.
I've put together a few websites that take a lot of the guess work out of choosing your baby's gender when getting pregnant. You'll find step by step instructions, resources for determining ovulation times, douche recipes and food PH lists, information on when to conceive, tips, support, and examples of ovulation predictors / PH testing strips.
If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/.
If you want a girl baby, check out http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/.