Régime fille-garçon : L’alimentation peut-elle influencer le sexe du bébé ? - Élhée

Girl-boy diet: Can diet influence the sex of the baby?

It's time, you feel it, you know it, for your couple to become parents. Already, you imagine yourself with your child. But little boy or little girl? Blue room or pink room? (Or gender-neutral green decoration!). Still, you would like to know or better, decide. At least try. And, since before having his own room at home, baby will take up residence in the pit of your stomach, that is perhaps where you should start. We tend to forget it, but for a pregnancy marked by serenity, attention should be focused on the body, well before the conception phase . How ? By taking care of your diet, for example. Vitamins, minerals, nutrients, etc., everything you need for a healthy future mother... and to try to choose the sex of the future baby thanks to a suitable boy/girl diet !

The story begins long before the baby is born

You like yourself. You want to have a baby. You are overjoyed. But, for now, all the attention should be on you, mother-to-be . Because you will make an invaluable effort to conceive, carry and give birth to this much-desired child, it is important to prepare yourself well in advance.

Take care of your health every day

Very often, pregnancy begins when the small “+” sign appears on the test. Stopping alcohol and tobacco, prescribing food supplements, unlimited rest, wellness sessions... Nothing is too good or too beneficial to take care of yourself and the life you carry. But what if, earlier, much earlier, from your own birth and throughout your life, long before you became pregnant, your health was determined by an element common to all ages? This element could be the diet.

Increase kindness in the face of the desire to have a child

What we know is that good health boosts fertility and promotes conception , as well as the installation and good development of the fetus. A positive solution therefore consists, from the first questions surrounding the desire to have a child, to show particular kindness towards oneself, one's body and one's metabolism .

Organic fruits and vegetables or those coming directly from the vegetable garden, gentle but regular physical exercise, lots of mineral water, attentive listening to the body and its reactions, no industrially prepared meals... The goal is to regain or maintain vitality , in particular by avoiding processed foods and endocrine disruptors, which are often the cause of prolonged conception times.

But, the little extra, the little tip, would come from certain types of diet, the famous girl/boy diets, which would be capable of influencing nature as to the choice of the sex of the unborn baby . A gamble to take and menus to test as much out of enthusiasm as out of curiosity, or for the amazed reaction of those around you, when you tell them that you have succeeded.

Pregnant woman girl-boy diet

Food variations on the theme of girl/boy diets

Science has demonstrated for many years now that the future mother's diet, before fertilization, could influence the proportion of births between girls and boys. A subtle dosage of minerals could therefore increase your chances of conceiving a little girl, or increase the probability that you will give birth to a boy.

Sodium and potassium to get pregnant with a boy

To maximize your chances of seeing a baby boy born in a few months, focus on foods rich in sodium and potassium, and their acidifying power . If you are what we call a “salty tooth”, you will love it.

It's up to you to choose dried fruits carefully from prunes, blond and brown grapes or apricots and dried bananas , practical for snacking. At the table, opt for salted or smoked meats and fish such as canned tuna, sardines in oil, cod, herring or cold meats , washed down with spring water rich in sodium, fruit juices pressed at 75 cl/day if possible, tea and coffee in reasonable quantities . As an accompaniment, you can eat lamb's lettuce without limits, again for its potassium intake, legumes and all vegetables, except green leafy vegetables .

Calcium and magnesium to conceive a girl

Conversely, the ideal diet to get pregnant with a little girl is rather alkalizing .

The essential food this time is milk at a rate of 75 cl/day if possible for its important calcium contribution. You can also eat all its derivatives such as unsalted butter, cream and natural yogurts or petit-suisses , but be careful, no cheese. You will also find calcium in green vegetables, cabbage, spinach, watercress, beans, leeks, cucumbers and peas, in carrots, tomatoes, or eggplant . Add unsalted meat and fish, fresh fruit, unsalted bread and rusks , as well as pasta.

It is possible that one of the two diets is easier to follow than the other. We'll let you guess which one!

Whatever you choose, remember that these are preconception diets . As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed, return to a rich, balanced and varied diet until the baby is born.

Baby gender, a simple question of pH?

The future mother's diet does indeed play a role in conception. By modifying the body's pH, what we eat also varies the consistency of cervical mucus , which affects the ease of sperm movement. High (acidic) pH favors male sperm (X). On the other hand, a low (basic) pH allows female sperm (Y) to pass more easily.

Other methods to influence baby's gender

Beyond boy/girl diets, the Shettles method requires female sperm (X) to be slower, but also more resistant than male sperm. So, if a couple has intercourse two or three days before the expected date of ovulation, the only male gametes still present could be X sperm.

The Roberte method relies on civil and menstrual calendars. Based on our grandmothers' almanac, each year the author Roberte de Crève-Cœur develops a calendar of pink and blue days to guide future parents. Depending on the mother-to-be's ovulation date and the color of the day, they would have a greater chance of conceiving a girl or a boy.

The Chinese calendar allows you to cross-reference your age with the month of conception to obtain a result, girl or boy. Likewise, certain sexual positions are more favorable for conceiving a boy or a girl. Generally speaking, go for deep penetration if you want a boy. One way, again, to facilitate the work of Y spermatozoa.

Live your pregnancy well and accept happiness as it is

Whatever your path, once pregnant, you are free to wait until the birth or the 6-month morphological ultrasound to find out if your method of selecting the baby's sex has proven effective!

If so, congratulations! If not, don't be disappointed. Discuss it with those around you or your gynecologist and put things into perspective. It's hard to surpass nature! The birth of a child remains a biological miracle, always coupled with an element of chance .

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