How Does Clomid Affect My Cervical Mucus?

How Does Clomid Affect My Cervical Mucus?

Clomid is one of the most popular and successful fertility drugs that is on the market today. It is usually very well received by most women and can really jump start ovulation. There are usually few side effects when using Clomid, and for the most part, it is a very safe and successful fertility drug. However, there is one negative when it comes to taking Clomid, and that involves how Clomid affects cervical mucus. Read on to find out more about what Clomid does to cervical mucus. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is cervical mucus?

Cervical mucus is your body’s natural fluid. It is one of the most important parts of conception, but most people do not pay nearly enough attention to their cervical mucus. What cervical mucus does is protect the sperm from the acidic environment that is naturally found in the vagina. Cervical mucus helps to protect the sperm and help them on their journey to the egg. Without cervical mucus, the sperm can die on the way to the egg, and will never make it to their destination. That makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Cervical mucus is actually one of the most important parts of conception, and it is imperative that you make sure to pay attention to your cervical mucus when trying to conceive. During ovulation when you get an LH surge on your OPK, your cervical mucus should be abundant and look like egg whites.

Good cervical mucus vs. bad cervical mucus

Good Cervical Mucus is also commonly known as “egg white cervical mucus”. When the consistency of the cervical mucus is like that of egg whites, that is when cervical mucus is at its best. Bad cervical mucus is also known as “hostile cervical mucus”. This hostile cervical mucus is often too thick to allow the sperm to travel to the egg. Another “bad” form of cervical mucus is no cervical mucus at all.

Clomid and cervical mucus

Unfortunately, sometimes Clomid can cause a woman’s cervical mucus to become hostile. This is because Clomid can make your cervical mucus much thicker than it would normally be. Clomid can also cause your cervical mucus to change in color and consistency and it may appear much different than what you are used to. Do not be surprised if your cervical mucus while taking Clomid is very different than what you are used to.

What to do

If you think that Clomid has made your cervical mucus become hostile, your doctor can give you some ideas of what to do. Sometimes doctors recommend a fertility herbal known as Evening Primrose Oil. Evening Primrose Oil is known to help combat hostile cervical mucus and promote production of good cervical mucus. Some doctors also suggest that their patients take Robitussin to help combat hostile cervical mucus. Yes, Robitussin! This is because the active ingredient in Robitussin can help to thin cervical mucus that has become thick. Always ask your doctor before taking Robitussin to combat hostile cervical mucus. Your doctor may be able to give you even more tips to improve the quality of your cervical mucus while taking Clomid for fertility.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)