What to do When You Have Little Cervical Mucus?

on Mar 17, 2013

by Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

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What to do When You Have Little Cervical Mucus?

The absence or presence of only little cervical mucus is harmful and can seriously hamper your chances of getting pregnant. Find out how to increase your cervical mucus.

Not many people are aware but cervical mucus play a very significant role when it comes to conception. The cervix produces this substance and it is thus called cervical mucus. It has numerous functions. The vagina is naturally acidic and this can be harmful to the sperm. Cervical mucus ensures that the sperm is protected from this acidic environment. Also, cervical mucus facilitates the movement of the sperm and thus, in the absence of cervical mucus, the sperm will not be able to reach the fallopian tube through the cervix in order to fertilize the egg. Another important function of this substance is the elimination of the abnormal sperm. If such sperm reaches the egg, it won’t be able to fertilize it. In case it does, such pregnancy can only lead to miscarriages. Hence to avoid such situations, cervical mucus slows the abnormal sperm down and allows only the healthy sperm to reach the egg. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Cervical mucus and its role in conception

Now that you know how important cervical mucus is, you will also have realized that the absence or presence of only little of this substance is harmful and can seriously hamper your chances of getting pregnant. You should thus learn as much as possible about cervical mucus and its role in conception. Cervical mucus will keep changing throughout the menstrual cycle. The appearance, the consistency, and the volume will keep changing. For the first three to five days of your menstrual cycle, you won’t have any cervical mucus. After that, you will have a little of it and it will be sticky and cloudy. When you get close to ovulation, the volume will increase and the consistency is sticky and moist. When you ovulate, the cervical mucus will be available in plenty and this is called fertile mucus or egg-white cervical mucus because it has the consistency of a raw egg white.

How to increase the volume of cervical mucus

If you have little or no cervical mucus, you can do a few things to increase the volume. Lactobacilli, nitric oxide, vitamin C, grape seed extract, and evening primrose oil have proved to help in this case. You can rely on them to increase your cervical fluid. Many women swear by all these remedies. Hence, you should include a few, if not all these in your diet. The Robitussin expectorant, guianfenesin, has also proved to be effective in this case for a few women. This substance works to increase the egg-white cervical mucus production, which is the most important. If you want to buy it, you can check the local drug store. It is very easily available.

Use lubricants

Along with supplements you can also use lubricants that can help you. These lubricants will work the same way as the cervical mucus does and aid the transfer of the sperm towards the egg. You should be careful when you pick a lubricant though because some can be harmful. They may end up making your condition worse. In order to be safe, it is ideal to ask the doctor.

Before going for anything at all, the best thing to do would be to talk to your health care provider and ask him about the options he advises. Follow his advice and you will be able to increase the amount of cervical fluid produced by your body.

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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)

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