So, here I am in full swing LOAing my way to my daughter. I'm signed up with a-gender and have just recently discovered the In-gender forums. In there low-tech gender selection sub-forum I'm been learning all about the effects of diet on cm, as well as learning new terms like TBM, Spliming, why latex condoms are not good for collecting sperm, how lubricants such as Replens and Rephresh (which I don't believe are sold in Australia) can help to lower my cervical mucus pH, and how Dave's sperm pH needs to be down to 4.5 for calcium to bond to the Y chromosone sperm, immobilizing them...
So, let me explain a couple of new terms I've learned...
Swaying = Do various things to increase your likelihood of conceiving one gender over the other.
TBM = Turkey Baster Method, not unlike the teaspoon and the vegemite jar method, LOL, this is about collecting sperm in order to self-inseminate. Self-insemination raises the likelihood of conceiving a girl because you can control how far from the cervix the sperm is deposited, the farther away, the more likelihood of Y sperm not making the distance to the egg. TBMing and spliming exclusively (no actual sex which increases the woman's own cervical mucus making a welcoming environment for Y (male) sperm to swim up and meet the egg) is consdered the best way to sway for a girl.
TBM is usually done to accommodate Spliming...
Spliming = adding drops of lime to sperm in order to lower the sperm pH and immobilize the Y sperm. Sperm is collected, and then pH tested. Much sperm is between 7 and 9 pH, which is alkaline and a great environment for both X and Y sperm to live (about 50/50). By lowering the pH level, to at least 5.5, you reduce the ratio of X and Y sperm to around 70/30, respectively. Ideally, you need to lower the pH to 4.5, at which point you dramatically decrease the likelihood of Y sperm living.
O+12 = This is about introducing sperm to the cervix at about 12 hours after Ovulation occurs. This has strongly been link with increasing the likelihood of conceiving a girl.
Girl/Boy dates = this is the idea that certain dates each month are more prone to yield girl or boy conceptions, here is an example of this - I know a-gender uses some version of this, but I believe it more specific to each couple based on person biorhythmns or some such thing...
Girl/Boy diet = this is about making your body more alkaline (for a boy) or acid (for a girl)... This is an example of a girl diet I found...
DRINKS - high calcium milk must have 750ml min each day. Or high calcium water (acidic ph) bottled varieties - evian, perrier etc (thats it ladies - I am sorry)
MEAT - 130g per day only - more white than red
EGGS - ok in moderation
DAIRY - Yoghurt, milk desserts (2 x a day)+ milk as above
Bread - low/no salt variety (reduce yeast products)
Nuts - almonds, peanuts, hazel nuts, cashews all unsalted
FRUITS - apples, strawberries, rasberries
VEGES - Potatoes minimal (3 x week max) green beans, onions, leeks, peas, cucumber, radish, capsicum, celery, cooked tomato, eggplant, fresh asparagus, green salad
Jam - once per day
Rice, pasta, flour
Oils,spices, curry powders (no salt)
NONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit juice, soft drinks, alcohol, pork, ham, ready to eat meals, smoked anything, sauces and gravy, shellfish, cheese (try nimbin low salt variety - this would be ok in small quantities), cakes (store bought) quiche, pizza, corn, popcorn, dry fruit, all other fruit than what is allowed, liquorice, olives, gherkins, tin or packet soup, alka seltzer or antacids...
Well, there you go! More than you ever wanted to know about conceiving a girl...