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Friday, September 26, 2008

5 Natural ways to increase cervical mucous

I know, what a nice heading for this topic! lol. I am sure that it caught a bit of attention right out of the gate.

We all know that to have a baby, the one thing you also need to start with is a "hospitable" environment for those little swimmers to even get to the egg. And we have to face it, sometimes when you have been trying to conceive for long, its more about getting the "deed" done than focusing on the foreplay and ensuring there is enough lubrication.

I have located information that I felt might be helpful to those that are interested in finding more natural ways to increase it, without having to rely only on lubrication or other such means.

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Cervical fluid is necessary for allowing the sperm to swim freely through the cervix. Some of us have low or no cervical fluid, so it is harder for the sperm to move and there may not be a friendly environment for the sperm to sustain themselves.
When a woman ovulates there should be an increase in cervical mucous (CM), as well as a change in the mucous texture, from “wet” to a more pliable, stretchy, egg white like mucous. This is easily helped by using one of these 5 suggestions:

1. Drink green tea daily - There are no studies proving this, but I have read hundreds of women using green tea to increase CM with great success. Drink one cup a day from menstruation till ovulation.

2. Take Evening Primrose - Dose is 1500 - 3000 mg once daily. Take from your period till ovulation, than switch to flax seed oil. The dosage for increasing cervical mucous is initially 500mg, three times a day for a total of 1500mg per day. If you don’t get results in your first cycle, increase your dosage to 3,000 mg a day in your next cycle. Evening Primrose Oil can cause uterine contractions in pregnancy, which is why you should not take it past ovulation (in case you get pregnant.)

3. Take Fertile CM - This is a supplement blend that helps to increase CM, increase libido and promote egg implantation. Take 3 capsules daily.

4. Use Pre-seed right before intercourse - Pre-seed is a sperm friendly lubricant that mimics cervical fluids and creates a sperm friendly PH. It comes in single use applicators you use right before intercourse.

5. Drink a lot of water through out the day - This may be all you need, drink more water. Regardless if you use any of the supplements to help, you must drink enough water for your body to be able to make cervical mucous.

As always with any information you read, please consult a Dr to ensure that it is right for you. Only you and your Dr know if you are currently taking something that might not react well with what is listed above.

If anyone else has some tips or tricks on this topic, please post in the comments section! Lets share information with everyone and try to make this ttc journey more easy for everyone!


Niki said...

I take EPO and holy CM!!! it works!!!
We've tried Preseed but dh *hates* it.

Andrea said...

You can also use plain Mucinex/Robitussin a couple of days before O. It doesn't increase CM per se, but it thins what you do have out (so it will be easier for the swimmers to get through, and it may seem like more, since it will be thinner).

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