Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Avoid These

There are several things you should never do if you are trying to get pregnant. I'm going to touch on one or two of them here. The first one to avoid is douching.
Limited research shows that douching might make it harder for a woman to get pregnant. In women trying to get pregnant, those who douched more than once a week took the most time to get pregnant. Studies also show that douching can increase a woman's chance of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg attaches to the inside of the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening if not treated properly, and it can also make it harder for a woman to get pregnant in the future.
Another thing you should never do is use lubricant before sex. Research has shown that vaginal lubricants are toxic to sperm and interfere with the role of cervical mucus, which transports the sperm into the uterus. Foreplay is a much better choice than any commercially bought product.