How To Increase Cervical Mucus (CM):
7 Natural Ways To Bump Up Your Fertile CM Production
Chances are you when you began your TTC journey you never imagined you’d find yourself here – reading this post, actually looking up how to increase cervical mucus. It’s definitely a topic I never considered before I started TTC.
We, as women are usually complaining about discharge and now that getting pregnant is a top priority here we are looking at ways to increase it!
And for a good reason at that!
Without fertile cervical mucus, the sperm can not travel to meet the egg and when there’s no sperm – there’s no fertilization.
It is important to note that not all cervical mucus is fertile. In fact, there is one specific kind that makes all the difference, and that is egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) which is only produced before and during ovulation.
EWCM is the one and only type of sperm-friendly cervical mucus or discharge that your body creates and it only lasts for a couple of days.
So, even though the topic is less than ideal and probably won’t make it around the dinner table finding out how to increase cervical mucus is a huge help when you’re trying to get pregnant and you want as much of it as you can get.
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How To Increase Cervical Mucus Naturally
1 Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate – Hey did I mention HYDRATE?!
Cervical mucus is made up of 90% water – 90%!
If you are not getting enough water for your body type then you could be hurting your fertile CM output. Ask your physician what you should be drinking daily and start ASAP.
Besides – once you get that BFP the recommend daily amount for pregnant women hits 1 GALLON a day. By starting your water regiment now not only are you going to increase your cervical mucus you are getting your body ready for carrying your bundle of joy.
It’s a win-win!
2 How To Increase Cervical Mucus Via Food: Go ALKALINE
Your vagina and cervical mucus have its own separate PH balance much like the rest of your body’s systems.
If your vaginal PH is off and your fertile CM turns acidic it can actually kill sperm instead of helping the little guys along.
To keep your partner’s swimmers alive you need your fertile cervical mucus to stay Alkaline.
One way to keep your CM fertile is by adopting a diet rich in foods that are known to be Alkaline.
What is an Alkaline Diet? Quick Overview
An Alkaline diet helps keep your bodies PH levels in check and has many added health benefits.
It has been shown that keeping the body Alkaline and out of Acidosis helps reduce morbidity and mortality from numerous chronic diseases and ailments. (1)
An Alkaline diet even helps chemotherapy patients fight off cancer.
Keeping Alkaline can help rebalance hormones and you guessed it ovulation and menstruation. If you are a chronic sufferer of yeast or vaginal infections you most likely have a PH problem and you can fix it with food!
When we are talking about Alkaline vs Acidic we not just talking about blood PH levels but we are also looking at the bodies urine, which is how you measure your PH via the use of urine PH test strips. Even doctors use urine PH levels to help identify diseases such as – acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney failure, pyloric obstruction and urinary tract infection to name a few. (2)
To sum it up an Alkaline Diet is worth looking into/doing research on when you’re trying to conceive and especially when you’re dealing with cervical mucus.
PS – Adding lemon to your water has an Alkalizing effect on the body and since you’re already drinking a ton may as well get the benefit!
3 Add Cervical Mucus Booster Like FertileCM
For those of you that prefer to take a supplement look into FertileCM.
FertileCM contains the amino acid L-Arginine, N-Acetyl-L Cysteine, Coral Calcium, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Vitamin C.
The product description claims that:
In addition to supporting the production of cervical fluids, the ingredients in FertileCM have also been shown to support a healthy endometrial (uterine) lining and increase female arousal, sexual sensitivity, and libido.(1)
Just make sure you stop taking it as soon as you get your BFP!
4 L-Arginine Supplement
FetileCm not for you? Try taking an L-Arginine supplement on its own.
How to increase cervical mucus with L-Arginine:
L-Arginine is an amino acid that synthesizes nitric oxide, a naturally occurring chemical in the body the supports several functions.
For women who are trying to get pregnant nitric oxide helps increase circulation to the vagina and uterus which in turn bumps up cervical mucus production. It has also been said that it can give you better orgasms and increase your sex drive.
For an extra boost pair with CONCEPTION Fertility Prenatal Multivitamin.
Bonus! – When trying to get pregnant L-Arginine can help both men and women! For men, it can help with sperm mobility and production. (2)
5 Stay Away From Antihistamines
Not only do your allergy meds dry up your sinus – they dry up your cervical mucus. They are definitely not going to help you on your “How to increase cervical mucus” quest.
Antihistamines do not discriminate mucus is mucus and if your meds are any good they are going to dry out your vag. If possible stay away from: Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra etc. Especially around ovulation time.
Read your cold medication as well as many contain Antihistamines.
For some, it is medically necessary and dangerous to stop antihistamines you can try some of the other methods mentioned on how to increase cervical mucus and try adding PreSeed Sperm Friendly Lube it helps mimic fertile cervical mucus.
Note: While I absolutely am against this personally and do NOT ever advise it some cough syrups that contain guaifenesin (Mucinex for one) can help thin out cervical mucus which in turn increases the amount in the vagina.
It is important to be conscious of what medications do what to the body, especially while trying to conceive.
6 Go Chemical Free!
Unfortunately in today’s society pretty much everything is laced with harmful chemicals.The food we eat, the cleaners we use, and even things like toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant the list goes on and on, you name it there is something in it.
It is CHEAPER for manufacturers to use synthetic chemicals and other harmful ingredients compared to health friendly compounds. As long as companies keep these toxins within the governments “classified” safe range there is no penalty.
Most people shrug their shoulders and carry an “Oh, well I am not dead yet attitude” when it comes to stuff like this. I mean what can you really do? And do we want to live life worried about everything we put in our bodies?
Those questions can only be answered by you. With Cancer on the rise and the decline of the general populations’ health overall it makes you wonder why.
Everday we are ingesting, inhaling and absorbing toxins into our body and it has a profound effect on fertility, cervical mucus and your overall health – which impacts your future babies health!
I am not saying go around with no deodorant, stop washing your clothes or brushing your teeth but do the research find safe products and educate yourself.
Check out your go-to products, find out what they are made of and what you’re using and sub the products out if necessary. Small lifestyle changes.
The first product(s) you should really look at is your household cleaner.
When the baby comes you don’t want harmful chemicals floating in the air or absorbed into the skin and a simple solution is to find a natural, effective solution like Force Of Nature that is non-toxic and disinfects with just salt, vinegar, water and a touch of science!
7 Get Assistance From Sperm-Friendly Lube
Adding PreSeed, a proven sperm-friendly lube that was designed specifically to mimic fertile egg white cervical mucus can help bump up the amount of CM in the vagina before sex.
Most lubes are NOT sperm friendly and inhibit sperm mobility and can actually keep the sperm from reaching the egg!
While KY and Astroglide are great for sex when you’re not trying to get pregnant you want to avoid them at all costs when trying to conceive.
What methods have you tried or are you going to try now that you know how to increase cervical mucus?