Step one in every conception plan is to balance your pH. I’m speaking to both of you! It still takes two to make a baby. The brief 48-hour fertility window around ovulation depends on this. It’s up to you to set the right conditions for the sperm to meet the egg. If either of your systems are acidic, the odds plummet.
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14. A pH of 7.0 and higher is alkaline, and anything lower is acidic. The healthy target range is slight alkalinity between 7.3 and 7.45. A much higher level is too alkaline, which is as problematic as being acidic. Men don’t produce enough healthy sperm when they are too acidic.
The pH scale is logarithmic instead of linear. This means, for example, that a pH of 4 is ten times more acidic than pH 5. It’s 100 times (10 times 10) more acidic than pH 6. You can see that every increase or decrease of 1 point changes the concentration by a factor of 10x. The further down the scale your reading is, the more nutritional effort it will take to get you back to neutral. In other words, each step you get further away from neutral requires a 10x increase in your effort.
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Litmus paper is what you will use to measure your pH. You can pick it up at your local pharmacy or order it online. Amazon can deliver it right to your door. It’s possible to test your saliva, but urine will give the more accurate reading.
Take your reading from your first two pees of the morning. The first one before hydration, and the second after. A healthy pH will tend to show the first in the low acidic range and the second in the alkalinity sweet spot. That’s because the first one indicates all the metabolites that have built up overnight. Your reading after hydration tends to show your typical level of pH balance.
Does your second daily pH reading tend to show you in this alkalinity sweet spot? If so, then you have a solid foundation to build your fertility plan upon. This simple, objective measurement is as fundamental as tracking when your ovulation is.
This topic is further expanded in Step 1 of The 8 Steps to Natural Fertility Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About. You can download your free copy here.