How to use Robitussin to Increase Cervical Mucus

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Cervical mucus is an important part in the pregnancy process. While it is not required to have quality cervical mucus, it has definitely been shown to help protect sperm and get it where it needs to go.

If you are struggling to become pregnant because of your cervical mucus, you may be searching for ways to improve the health and quality of yours. One way that many women say can help improve the health and quality of your cervical mucus is by taking Robitussin.

The idea behind this is that Robitussin is intended to loosen up the mucus in the lungs in order to make it easier to be removed when you cough. However, the medicine cannot distinguish between the mucus in the lungs and the mucus in the rest of the body, so it actually ends up loosening up all of your mucus, including cervical mucus.

1. Cervical Mucus

Typically there are many changes that happen to cervical mucus throughout the month. Just after a woman’s period, she will be extremely dry and there will be little to no cervical mucus present.

However, as the time approaches for her to ovulate and become fertile, the mucus will change into a thinner substance. This substance is similar to egg whites when it is healthy and fertile. As the sperm inter the body, this healthy mucus protects it and helps it travel to the egg. If this mucus is not present, sperm may not reach the egg in order to fertilize it.

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It is also possible for your cervical mucus to turn against you and work to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg at all. This thick mucus is referred to as hostile cervical mucus and it can actually form a barrier that keeps the sperm from traveling further than your cervix, thus creating a natural birth control of sorts.

Slippery cervical mucus is the best and while some women find that theirs is completely healthy and normal, others find that they have a difficult time producing it or it is simply not healthy at all. This is where Robitussin comes in handy.

2. Cervical Mucus and Clomid

Another issue that some women find with their cervical mucus is when they are taking Clomid. At times, Clomid can cause cervical mucus to become hostile because it blocks the estrogen receptors in the body.

This process may cause the receptors become blocked, which may then prohibit healthy mucus from being produced. This may even cause Clomid to become ineffective, but many women have taken Robitussin to eliminate these problems as well.

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3. When do I take it?

You should monitor your ovulation cycle carefully when you are trying to become pregnant. There are many ways to do this, including a basal thermometer, ovulation prediction kits or simply by keeping accurate records.

When you are about five days from ovulating, you should begin taking Robitussin at a rate of two teaspoons, three times per day. After you receive a positive reading on whichever method that you have chosen, you should continue taking it for about two or three days.

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4. Conclusion

Robitussin is extremely popular, both as a cough medicine and as an aid to help with the cervical mucus that the body produces. If you talk to a few women who have been pregnant in the past, you are likely to hear quite a few of them say that they tried the Robitussin treatment themselves.

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Before you begin taking a medication, even one that his over the counter, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor first. There are certain medical conditions that may prevent you from taking certain types of medications and it is best to discuss them with your doctor.

You should also make sure that you are only taking the proper dosage as well. You will also find that there are different types of cough syrup available and that there are generic types that appear comparable to Robitussin.

While it is fine to take a generic brand, you should look to make sure that the active ingredient is guaifensin. If there are any other ingredients, you may find that you do not receive the same level of results that you are looking for.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.