Coming off my 'rubbing a pregnant belly without asking topic,' I'd like to keep it going with something in the same category.
It has been speculated that if a woman eats certain foods prior to conceiving and during ovulation especially, it has shown that those specific foods can alter a woman's ph balance and help in aiding in the conception of either boy or girl. For instance, I've read that consuming acid foods like orange juice, eggs, chocolates would favor conceiving a girl, while alkaline foods like avocados, wheat, leafy greens would favor conceiving boys.
Now, I am going by what I've read and testimonials of those who attempted such diets because they wanted a girl or boy. I've also read that a woman's diet can also influence her naturally conceiving twins.
My question is, if we assume diet can play a significant factor in conceiving, would it be frowned by our Orthodox Church if, in fact, a woman chooses to eat more of certain foods to attempt remaining pregnant with one over the other? Well, we all agree that God does have the final say