Gender Selection: What Is Your Personal pH?
What Do the Levels Mean?
pH levels range from 0 to 14, with 0 being the highest acidity and 14 being the most alkaline. To conceive a girl, your levels should range from 4 to 4.5 for the mucus reading and the sperm rating should be between 7 and 7.5. To conceive a boy, your mucus reading should range from 7.5 to 9 and the sperm reading should be above 9.
How to Increase or Decrease Your Readings
Calcium, Magnesium, and highly acidic food will lower the pH level of the mucus and semen. Foods high in potassium and sodium, such as salt and bananas, will raise your pH level. Women may also choose to use an acidic douche.
What Are The Risks?
While there are many websites and articles to tell you how to alter the pH level of your mucus and sperm, you should consult with a doctor before attempting the methods. Following the recommended pH levels is also not a 100 percent guarantee. If you are disappointed by the gender of your child and feel depressed or despondent, consider talking to a medical professional.