Cervical mucus (CM) is a major part of trying to conceive (TTC). It helps you chart your fertility during your cycle, and it helps those little swimmers get to where they need to go to fertilize those eggs. The texture and amount of your CM determines how fertile you are and when you are potentially ovulating. As a woman who has been TTC for some time now, I want to do everything possible to make sure my CM is as close to perfect as it can be for conceiving, but can you make your cervical mucus more fertile? I don't want anything to get in the way of my husband's swimmers getting to where they need to go, even if that means eating or drinking weird concoctions.
I have heard a lot of these different tips and tricks from the good ol’ internet and in the TTC groups I’m in on Facebook. Over-the-counter medications like Robitussin and Mucinex get thrown around quite a bit, as well as green tea, pomegranate juice, and even garlic. To bust the myths, I spoke with a holistic women’s health and fertility specialist to see what she has to say about these recommendations, and whether there was any truth to them. I’m willing to drink all the green tea and pomegranate juice and scarf down all the garlic if it will help me get that BFP on a pregnancy test, and I know I'm not the only one. But what really works? What, if anything, makes your cervical mucus more fertile?