I sometimes have people contact me and ask what the father-to-be should be eating if the couple are trying to conceive a girl or a boy baby. Examples are things like: “what should my husband be eating or including in his diet if we’re trying to conceive a girl?” Or, “we want a boy baby. What types of foods should the man avoid to keep us from getting pregnant with a girl baby?” I will try to answer these types of questions in the following article.
A Man Who Is Trying To Conceive Should Have A Balanced And Healthy Diet: It’s well known that men who are trying to conceive should avoid tight underwear, hot tubs and saunas, and drugs. The reason for this is that all of these things affect the health and volume of the man’s sperm. A healthy diet goes along with this. A man should eat a balanced and healthy diet in order to ensure healthy sperm. However, his diet does not affect baby gender (or whether you have a boy or a girl) in the same way that the woman or mother-to-be’s diet does.
The Man Or Father’s Diet Is Important. But It Doesn’t Affect Whether You Have A Boy Or A Girl Like The Mother’s Diet Does: It’s reasonably well known that the mother-to-be’s diet can have an affect on her baby’s gender. Women who eat a more acidic diet raise their odds of conceiving a girl, while those who consume a more alkaline diet raise their chances of having a boy.
The reason for this is that these changes in diet also change or affect the woman’s vaginal environment and PH. If that environment is alkaline, it’s more friendly to the Y or boy producing sperm. If it’s acidic, it’s very tough on those same Y sperm but friendly to the X’s (or those that produce girl babies.)
So, it makes sense to wonder if these same things are true when the father or man’s diet is acidic or alkaline. The most persuasive question would probably be one like: if a man consumes acidic foods, does this mean he has more X or girl producing sperm? And, if he consumes an alkaline diet, does this give the boy sperm an edge or an advantage?
There’s no evidence to suggest this. In fact, there have been studies to see if men who helped conceive more of one gender over another contained more of one type of sperm chromosome. In other words, men who had all boys were tested to see if they had more Y sperm chromosomes. And men who conceived girls were screened to see if their sperm contained a higher number of X’s. The studies showed that this wasn’t the case. In fact, most of the men had roughly the same number of X’s and Y’s throughout.
Focusing On The Mother’s Diet, Her Timing, And Sexual Positioning: There’s no question that you can and should control what you can when it comes to the father’s diet. Healthy foods can contribute to healthy sperm. But in terms of choosing an acidic or alkaline diet, this is best accomplished with the woman or mother to be. These changes can have an affect on whether the couples conceives a boy or a girl.
Another thing to consider is the timing of when that same conception occurs. Conception that happens before the woman’s ovulation is timing that makes a girl more likely. Conceiving after ovulation favors a boy. The sexual positions that you use can make a difference also. But, when you are dealing with two healthy parents and you combine all three methods (diet, timing, and positioning,) this is when you give yourself the best chance to influence your baby’s gender as a couple.