What is Hostile Cervical Mucus?
Cervical Mucus refers to a jelly-ish substance produced by a woman’s body during her monthly cycle. Cervical mucus protects sperm from the acidic content of the vagina. The acids in the vagina typically will stop sperm from moving an neutralize them. Cervical mucus provides a place for sperm to go where it can be protected from these acids. In addition, cervical mucus will help sperm to travel up the fallopian tubes into the uterus to find an egg. Finally, cervical mucus will often detect sperm that are abnormal and slow them down, keeping them from getting to the egg and causing conception. When you are ovulating, you will have the most cervical mucus. The cervical mucus should be about the same texture and have a similar appearance to an egg white; at this stage, it is often referred to as “egg-white cervical mucus.” Cervical mucus is described as “hostile” when it is too thick to allow sperm to penetrate the cervix, thereby preventing conception.
An omega-6 fatty acid that regulates female hormones to maintain ideal amounts and consistency of fertile cervical mucus.
There are some ways that you can help to prevent hostile cervical mucus in order to increase your chances of conception. One of the most common ways that women use to help promote the production of good cervical mucus is the use of Evening Primrose Oil. This is an essential oil that you take between the time of your period and when you begin to ovulate. Dosage of Evening primrose oil varies from 1500 milligrams to 3000 milligrams per day. Your health care provider may be able to help you determine a proper dosage.
Another way to fight hostile cervical mucus is by taking Guaifenesin. Guaifenesin works to prevent the production of hostile cervical mucus and helps to promote the production of egg-white cervical mucus. You should take no more than the recommended dosage of this medication. Your drugstore will carry Mucinex, as a brand name option, but your drugstore will most likely carry a store brand at considerable savings.