Once your egg has been fertilized by your partner’s sperm, you truthfully have a 50/50 chance of having a boy or a girl. You probably already know that the determining factor is the chromosome carried by the sperm that fertilized the egg. If it is an X chromosome, you will have a girl, and if it is a Y chromosome, you will have a boy.
Through the years, articles have been published on ways to increase your chances of having a baby of a specific gender, and many of them have to do with your pre-conception diet. It is thought that these diets can change either the content of a woman’s uterine environment or the acidity in her body, making it more receptive to one type of sperm over another.
- The Girl Diet- To have a girl, it is recommended women consume the following on a daily basis: 3 glasses of milk, 2 additional milk products, sodium-free cheese, plain eggs, mineral water, 1 weak cup of coffee or tea for the potassium, salt-free bread and crackers, brown or white rice, 8 to 10 eight ounce glasses of water, and semolina, tapioca, corn flour, or puffed rice cereals. This diet can be used up to a few months prior to conception.
- The Boy Diet- To have a boy, it is recommended women both avoid acidic foods, and consume red meat, eggs, fish, beans, peas, mushrooms, zucchini, sweet corn, raisins, bread, and salty foods. This diet can be used for a few weeks prior to conception.
Lady-Comp Baby can potentially assist you through its unique gender prediction feature. During your fertile days, the monitor will display a “boy” or “girl” light to let you know which gender you are likely to conceive over the next 24 hours. While no prediction is guaranteed, it is something fun to think about while you are on the road to conceiving.