Avoid Non-stick Lubrication if You Want Your Baby to Stick

Avoid Non-stick Lubrication if You Want Your Baby to Stick

When couples are looking to become pregnant, there are many things to consider. This is especially true if they are struggling to conceive. Many couples must focus on making changes to their diet or lifestyle to help themselves become healthy enough to conceive. Others, may even need to take certain supplements or undergo fertility treatments to become pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, one of the furthest things from a couple’s mind, when they are trying to conceive, is likely to be the type of lubrication they use. In fact, many couples don’t use any lubrication at all. But, this can actually be a pretty important part of the entire process.

Cervical Mucus

Cervical mucus is the natural lubricant that a woman’s body makes. Over the course of her normal menstrual cycle, this mucus will change drastically. Healthy mucus will start out very dry or non-existent following a woman’s period.

However, as the month progresses, it will multiply and eventually become similar to egg whites, when it comes to consistency. When cervical mucus is like this, women are usually ovulating. The mucus can then help protect sperm and make it easier for sperm to travel to the egg.

Unfortunately, not all lubricants work with cervical mucus to help sperm reach the egg. In fact, many lubricants can actually work against sperm and make it difficult. It can overpower the effect of the natural cervical mucus and make it to where the sperm is not able to reach the right locations at all.

Some women also may not produce cervical mucus on their own, or it may not be healthy and fertile when they do produce it. When this is the case, women may tend to lean towards using lubricants to make sex more comfortable. By avoiding sticky lubricants, however, you can actually make it easier for you and your partner to conceive.

Are there Options?

The great thing about this situation is that it is a common and well-known problem for many couples. This has created the opportunity for companies to create a lubricant that actually doesn’t fight against sperm.

One of the best products on the market for this is called Pre-seed. Pre-seed is a lubricant that has actually been created to replicate the natural cervical mucus that is in the body already. It is something that can be used by women who do not create cervical mucus on their own or by those who are looking to have more comfortable sexual intercourse.

Regardless of how healthy your cervical mucus is, you may want to use lubricants during sexual intercourse. However, before choosing a particular brand, you will want to check to see how sperm reacts to it. For best results, always use a product like Pre-seed when you are trying to conceive.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.