12 August, 2018

How does Cervical mucous affect fertility?

Cervical mucus is very important in conception. Fertile cervical mucus is needed to help sperm survive and swim from the cervix to the uterus and eventually into the fallopian tubes. Certain birth control methods can dry up cervical mucus and hinder pregnancy.

If there is a problem with cervical mucus, it can interfere with getting pregnant. Mild cases may increase the time taken to get pregnant, while serious cervical mucus problems require medical attention.


When cervical mucus problems can stand in the way of getting pregnant, it may be medically referred to as hostile cervical mucus. It is used to denote severe vaginal dryness, problems with vaginal secretions that are too acidic, or refer to immunological problems. It can refer to any number of problems with cervical fluids. Some of the more common causes include:


Certain medications can dry up or decrease the quality of your cervical mucus. Those drugs may include anti-histamines, cough suppressants, cold and sinus medications, sleep medication or anti-depressants and epilepsy drugs. While cold and allergy medications can decrease cervical secretions, they may not cause infertility. If you are on anti-depressants, talk to your doctor about it. Let your gynecologist know about your medications so they can work out the best solution for your overall health.

  1. AGE

As you get older, you may have fewer days of cervical mucus. Fertility usually decreases as you age. Change in the quality and quantity of cervical mucus are one way your fertility is affected. In your 20s, you may experience more days of quality cervical mucus as compared to your 30s and 40s. The more days of high-quality cervical mucus you have, the better your chances will be of getting pregnant.


Vaginal douching can wash away the valuable cervical mucus you need to get pregnant. It can also wash away the good bacteria, leading to an increased risk of vaginal infection. It’s best to skip vaginal douching, even If you’re not trying to get pregnant. If you experience an unpleasant vaginal odor, it may indicate an infection. Be sure to see your doctor for check-up if you suspect anything.


The hormone estrogen is responsible for increase in cervical mucus that precedes ovulation. If you’re underweight and exercise excessively, or if you’re a professional athlete, your levels of estrogen may be low. This may not only lead to less fertile cervical mucus, but also problems with ovulation. Gaining weight or cutting back on your exercise routine may help.


A hormonal imbalance can also lead to a lack of cervical mucus. If you’re not ovulating, you may not get fertile cervical mucus. It’s also possible to have an excess amount of fertile cervical mucus and not be ovulating, depending on what’s causing the problems with ovulation. There are many possible causes of anovulation. A few examples include thyroid imbalance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and primary ovarian insufficiency.

If you experience low cervical mucus, your doctor will be able to suggest the right treatment to help you. In rare cases, in-vitro fertilization may be needed. Talk to our experts at KIMS Cuddles who will suggest the right treatment for you.

*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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01 February, 2018

7 Fertility mistakes every couple makes

When trying to conceive for the first time, couples often make certain mistakes that delay conception. Here are 7 common fertility mistakes every couple makes and ways to improve your chances to get pregnant: Timing Typically, women have a 28-day cycle, which means ovulation generally happens around day 14. However, it isn’t guaranteed that every woman goes through the same. Individual cycles vary and you may have one that’s shorter or longer. In order to figure out the exact date of your ovulation, you can count back 14 days from the day you started your period. Seeing an expert to soon Most women under 35 take up to a year to get pregnant. If you’re feeling frustrated after trying for 6 or 7 months, and don’t have any underlying health problem, it is better to wait it out. Almost 80% of healthy couples get pregnant within a year. If you’re over 35, see an expert after six months of trying. Waiting too long to see an expert Sometimes, there are exceptions to the one-year-wait rule. If your cycle is shorter than 25 days or longer than 35 days, if your periods are painful or heavy, or you’ve experienced a pelvic infection in the past, see a doctor sooner to get everything checked.
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15 February, 2018

5 Ways your Home may be causing your infertility

Sometimes, despite having no apparent health problems, you may find yourself dealing with infertility. It may be worthwhile to take a closer look at certain external factors that may be the reason behind your inability to conceive. One of them is the home you live in. Here are 5 things in your home that may be the reason behind your infertility: Soaps Antibacterial soap may be expert at eliminating germs, but it may also have an effect on your chances of conceiving. Apart from these, certain shampoos, dishwashing liquids, and certain toothpaste may contain triclosan – a chemical linked to the endocrine disruption that may play havoc with your hormones and interfere with your reproductive system. In men, triclosan can reduce sperm count. Make sure your household soaps are free from this substance. Canned Goods Hard plastics and those used to make microwave-safe food containers and water bottles may contain a chemical known as BPA or bisphenol A. It can also be found in the linings of aluminum cans. According to research, high levels of BPA in men’s urine can lower their sperm count. Even in women, those with twice as much BPA in their bloodstream had half as many viable eggs. Research has shown a link between BPA levels and polycystic ovary syndrome. Avoid
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19 February, 2018

5 Facts about smoking and infertility

Smoking is injurious to your health. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being. If you’re a smoker, you probably know that it can affect your fertility. In order to improve your chances of conceiving, it is important to quit smoking. Here are 5 facts about smoking and infertility that you should know: Smoking can cause infertility Those who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems than non-smokers. If you’ve been smoking for many years or smoke many cigarettes per day, you are at an increased risk for fertility problems. Smoking spreads more than 7000 chemicals throughout your entire body and organs. This can cause fertility problems, such as : Problems with ovulation Genetic problems Damage to your reproductive organs Damage to eggs or premature menopause Increased risk of cancer and miscarriage When smokers take fertility treatments, they tend to take longer to get pregnant. They are also likely to give birth to babies with health problems. Secondhand smoke can affect your fertility If your partner is a smoker and you’re trying to get pregnant, encourage them to stop smoking. Secondhand smoke may expose you to toxic chemicals that affect your fertility. Experts say that secondhand smoke is as damaging to your fertility as smoking
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