How To Get Pregnant With The Help Of Baking Soda
Vaginal discharge in some women is too acidic to allow the sperm to get through, killing them before they get to the woman's uterus. If you are a woman finding it difficult to conceive, this may be an issue you have not previously considered. Bicarbonate of soda, commonly known as baking soda, is a powdered alkaline substance which can neutralize this acid. This can increase the conditions conducive to getting pregnant by allowing the sperm to survive as it travels along the Fallopian tubes. It is also important to consider if it is the right course of action for you, so oneHOWTO has the information you need to know about how to get pregnant with the help of baking soda. Keep reading to find out what you need to consider.
Before you work out whether you should use baking soda to get pregnant, you need to check the pH level of your vagina. If you are unsure what a pH level is, it is essentially the level of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. This doesn't mean either are going to cause you damage, lemons are acidic and yet we use them all the time. However, the acidity of your vaginal area will have a bearing on your ability to conceive a child. Water is pH neutral at 7 on the scale which goes up to 14.
Your vagina needs to be slightly acidic. This is because healthy bacteria which help you to fight infection are present, causing acidity. The pH level of a healthy vagina is somewhere between 3.8 and 4.5, which is acidic. However, if your vagina is lower than 3.8, it might be that you have unhealthy bacteria causing the acidity to increase. If this is the case, you should visit a physician and ask to test for an infection.
You may be wondering how to test the pH level of your vagina. It is a relatively simple process, likely similar to a test you may have done in chemistry class in school. You need to buy a vaginal health test which will come with test paper. Follow the instructions on the packet, but generally they will ask you to do the following:
- Hold the test paper against your vaginal wall for about 20 seconds
- Hold the paper against the color chart
- Reference the color to the correct pH level
If your pH level is out of the normal range, you should seek a physician's advice. If it is only slightly out of balance, however, you can try to neutralize the acidity with baking soda. To do so, the first step you need to take is to get a steralized clean container and measure a cup of water. Add two teaspoonfuls of baking soda and mix them in the water until they're dissolved.
Remember you can find baking soda in most drugstores and pharmacies, as well as supermarkets and malls. In the latter case, you'll be able to find them both in the food section and the health-care products area. Using baking soda to help you get pregnant works by addressing the pH level and making it more conducive to the survival of sperm. However, it is not a replacement for the advice of a doctor.
To continue using baking soda to help you get pregnant, suck the liquid with a sterilized syringe. Of course, we don't mean a hypodermic needle, this would be very dangerous. We recommend not using the same syringe more than once, especially in cases this these.
Finally, introduce the water and bicarbonate of soda mix into the vagina. Squirt it around the vaginal cavity as you would with a vaginal douche. This should counterbalance the acidity and help encourage pregnancy. Hopefully it will improve the sperm's motility. Once you have washed with the bicarbonate of soda mixture, then wash again with clean water to make sure none of the solution is left inside the vagina.
As you can see, the process to reduce acidity in vaginal discharge (the natural vaginal discharge which is used as a natural lubricant and to fight infection) with the help of bicarbonate is very simple and harmless. However, it's always recommendable to speak with your gynecologist to make sure your acidic discharge isn't to do with an underlying condition such as an STI. This too may be affecting your ability to get pregnant.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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