How pH Can Alter Your Fertility

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Remember when having a baby was simple? Now that YOU are trying to conceive, your life has been filled with a myriad of information telling you everything from checking your own cervical mucus to worrying about your vaginal pH. Apparently, pH isn’t something that only matters in swimming pools.

Luteinizing hormonal surges keep your cervical mucus alkaline so sperm can survive for up to 48 hours inside the reproductive organs.

Continue reading for information on how your pH can alter your fertility, and some quick tips you can use to help balance your body’s acid and alkaline environment.

In the recent years, there has been a lot of research completed about how body pH can affect you, causing illness and disease. 

People with a urine pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 are normally healthier. Your pH is largely determined by foods you eat, and environmental toxins you’re exposed to. If your body pH is too acidic, your cervical mucus will also be acidic, creating a hostile environment for sperm seeking an egg. Sperm cannot live beyond two hours in this type of environment.

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During ovulation, your cervical mucus is alkaline and less acidic. Luteinizing hormonal surges keep your cervical mucus alkaline so sperm can survive for up to 48 hours inside the reproductive organs.

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11 comments

  1. i always forget what pH is, but i had no problems at all

  2. I have never had any problems with this but it is very strange.

  3. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    That’s strange. I had no clue lol

  4. Avatar of MissTK MissTK says:

    there are a few things I feel awkward asking for at the Dr. This would be one of them :P

  5. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    this seems to make it seem easier or explain it some i think…

  6. Avatar of Melody Melody says:

    This is all new to me, too!

  7. Avatar of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    I didn’t know I could check my vaginal pH levels.

  8. Avatar of Angela Angela says:

    I did hear about ph, but it seemed to hard to track.

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