Should I Douche While TTC?


Should I douche while trying to conceive?Should you or shouldn’t you?

It seems like the question we start asking ourselves on a daily basis once we have decided to try and get pregnant.

Should I drink coffee?
Should I use a lubricant?
Should I take a supplement?
Should I continue running?
Should I eat fish?

Here is another one that may have made your list:
Should I douche while trying to conceive (ttc)?

Fertility doctors recommend getting rid of feminine hygiene products such as douches while ttc. The reasoning is that they can alter your pH levels, keeping the body from being sperm friendly. Without a romantic and welcoming environment, the sperm will never make it to its final destination.

In addition, these products also have a tendency to dry up the cervical mucus. If you have spent much time temping and keeping track of your cervical mucus in hopes of nailing down ovulation each month, you know that it is a critical part of the baby making process. Without a good slippery slope, the sperm isn’t going anywhere.

So..... toss out those douches and take a long bubble bath instead! It will not only keep your pH balanced and cervical mucus happy, but it will also help reduce stress as well. All good things for the ttc journey!

Comments

1)thank you very much,another question is,is it normal for one to leak after sex because my husband complains that leak and purge out all sprm after sex
2) does leaking allow any sperm swim during TTC
3)I LIVE IN NIGERIA WEST AFRICA I NEED THE FERTILE AID MEDICINE,DRUGS HERE IN NIGERIA AFRICA.I NEED CONTACT OF DEALER

oluwayemi omolade — Jan 27, 2011
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is douching advisable after sex during ur ovulation period

oluwayemi omolade — Jan 27, 2011
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