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How do lubricants impact fertility?

Lubricants can compromise efforts to conceive.
Your own natural vaginal secretions hinder the sperm’s efforts to enter the cervix. Lubricants slow sperm down even further. This increases the likelihood that the sperm will die before they reach the egg. Studies have shown that lubricants harm sperm and inhibit efforts to conceive.
If you need lubricant for comfort during intercourse, do not despair. Many couples rely on a home remedy in lieu of store-bought lubricant. Some couples use egg whites as lubricant while other couples use water.
There are products on the market designed to aid in lubrication but not impede fertility efforts, but your best bet, if possible, is to go without.  Try spending more time in warm-up so that lubricant is not really missed during intercourse.
When you are trying to conceive, you want to tip the scales in your favour as much as possible. Avoiding the use of lubricants will only aid in your quest to conceive.
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The best timing for pregnancy testing is once you miss your period.
Ectopic pregnancies are fertilized eggs which implant themselves outside of the uterus. They must be terminated and can indicate future fertility issues.
Ovulation is the period during which you can conceive. Tracking ovulation can be tricky, but you can increase your chances of conceiving through math, prediction kits, or simple scientific observation.
Implantation bleeding is not a common experience, but some women do report small amounts of blood with or without cramping roughly a week or less before their anticipated period.
Pregnancy tests are only as good as the execution. Read all instructions to avoid getting inaccurate results on a home pregnancy test.
The best over the counter kits measure luteinizing hormone (LH).
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Ovulation occurs just about two weeks after the first day of your period.

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