For some couples trying to conceive is not as easy as the whole idea may seem.
There is hormone levels, timing for ovulation and well, doing the deed. It’s quite an interesting balance of things that have to line up just right in order for conception to occur and more complicated than it seems.
If conception is taking longer than you had hoped, one area that could be hindering the process can come into play with lubrication. The female body naturally makes lubrication (or cervical mucus) and it changes through out the month. When you’re in your fertile time, your mucus (or lubrication) will change to make it the most ‘sperm-friendly’ to allow those guys to do their thing and swim up to your awaiting egg. The right amount, consistency and pH balance has to be achieved in order to help those guys and sometimes a lady doesn’t make enough of her own (thanks, hormones). The lubrications you generally can find at the drug store typically are counter-productive to trying to conceive. They don’t generally have the right pH balance or constancy to help the sperm and usually hinder the process. There are some lubrication (both natural and store bought) that are more sperm-friendly and you may want to consider using these if you’re trying to conceive.
Click through to see 8 sperm-friendly lubricants that may help your chances of conceiving:
Canola Oil 1 of 8
Egg Whites 2 of 8
Saliva 3 of 8
Olive Oil 4 of 8
Coconut Oil 5 of 8
Plain Yogurt 6 of 8
Pre-Seed 7 of 8Thought of as one of the best sperm-friendly lubrications on the market, pre-seed has the right pH balance and consistency to help the sperm do it's thing.
More info & to get your own, visit PreSeed.com
Yes Baby 8 of 8Another brand of sperm-friendly lubrication you can buy, this one is not as well known as the other store brand, but touts many of the same benefits.
More info & to get your own, visit YesYesYes.org
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