What Helps with Cervical Mucus Problems?

What Helps with Cervical Mucous Problems?

Chances are, if you are trying to conceive, you are probably beginning to think about cervical mucus. Cervical mucus is the natural mucus produced by the glands in the cervical canal. Cervical mucus might seem unimportant, but it is actually a very important part of conception and fertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Hostile cervical mucus can actually hurt your chances of conceiving. Hostile cervical mucus is mucus that is too thick to allow the sperm to swim through to reach the egg. The best cervical mucus is the cervical mucus that is produced around ovulation time.

This cervical mucus is prominent, stretchy, thin, and resembles egg whites. Optimal cervical mucus, or “egg white cervical mucus” as it is sometimes called, is clear and abundant. It helps to protect the sperm from the harsh environment of the vagina and helps to guide the sperm safely to the egg.

But, what happens if you don’t have the right kind of cervical mucus? What if you don’t have any cervical mucus at all? Read on for tips on how to improve cervical mucus problems.

Cough medicine

While it might sound crazy, some women swear by using cough syrups like Robitussin or Mucinex to improve the quality of their cervical mucus. The active ingredient in many cough syrups is guaifenesin, and it is used to thin the mucus of the throat and lungs when you are sick.

In a similar fashion, it also can be used to thin out extra thick cervical mucus in some women. Keep in mind that this doesn’t increase the production of cervical mucus, it only works to thin out cervical mucus that you already have.

PreSeed

Many women do not know that regular over the counter lubricants like Astroglide and KY Jelly contain ingredients that are actually harmful to sperm. If you need something for lubrication during sex, and don’t have an actual problem with your cervical mucus, you might want to try PreSeed. It is the only “sperm friendly” lubricant on the market and it is very good at helping during sex.

Drink more water

It might sound simple, but if you are noticing that your body simply doesn’t have much cervical mucus, you can improve that by drinking more water and increasing your overall fluid intake. More fluids in, more fluids out. Sounds simple enough, right?

Evening primrose oil

Evening Primrose Oil is an age old herbal treatment that has been used for hundreds of years. One of it’s uses is for increasing the optimal “egg white” cervical mucus that women who are ttc desire. You can find Evening Primrose Oil capsules at your local natural health foods store or pharmacy.

Drink green tea

While there are no scientific studies backing it up, many women swear that drinking green tea every day has improved both the quality and the quantity of their cervical mucus. This is most likely due to the fact that drinking green tea is the same as drinking more fluids, but it’s worth a shot, right?

Avoid antihistamines

If you are feeling sick while ttc, make sure that you stay away from medications that contain antihistamines. These medications dry up the excess moisture in your nose, throat and lungs,and similarly, dry up your cervical mucus as well. If you are feeling sick, ask your doctor for a recommendation of a medication that will not dry up your cervical mucus.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).