I'm new here, I live in the Azores, Portugal, and have a beautiful 13M old baby boy. I would like to TTC on Nov/Dec and, since I have a baby boy, I was thinking on swaying pink. I was so glad to find this place and see that I'm not alone and not a horrible mother for wanting a baby girl now (as if I don't like having my baby boy). I want to get pregnant, period. If it is a girl its a plus, and I would like to do everything in my power to try for that. I've read the TTC boys or girls and have a couple of questions:
1 - douching... I've never tried before, but from what I could understand, for doing it, we have to stay layed down, right?? For how long?? Otherwise it will leak... Can you douche after BD (lime douche)?? Won't it affect sperm?? Or is it better lime tampon?? Or douching and afterwards tampon?? I read it would have to be 4 h douching after BD and then the next 4 hours a lime tampon.. Can't it be 2 tampons for 4h each?? So I can move around, or sleep - if it is at night, I cant stay up for 4h to check my pH every 1/2 and if necessary douching... (all that laying down?!?!?)Can you use Rephresh before and after BD?? And replens?? Can we combine all them??
2- pH: I should check my pH: before anything to see how it is regularly; after rephresh or douching; after BD.... his sperm only?...when else??
3- about supplements, I've found calcium citrate and magnesium citrate...would it be better magnesium alone or is this ok?? I've found online, on amazon.co.uk:
4- acidophilus: is it safe??
I can see that pH is the most important thing, because women get pregnant by cut-off and o+12 as well....
Do you follow your biorhythms for trying for girl?? I think all my ovulation time is on full moon too... I'm not so worried about that because i think the Ca and Mg supplements will give the negative ions needed for my egg... (i hope!!!)
Would a CBFM help? I would have to know my cycle well before TTC right? I'm on BCP, so if I was to try next month, even with CBFM, that would be tricky...
Any help is appreciated...
BTW - I think I will cry too if I find out i'm going to have another boy... It's my last baby, for sure, so if i don't get my baby girl now, i can forget all about it... My dh has already a ds from a previous relationship...