Pregnancy and lubricant question
August 23, 2007 5:02 PM   Subscribe

We are trying to get pregnant. Can people suggest lubricant which is okay to be used and does not affect pregnancy rates.
posted by tom123 to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A friend who is trying to get pregnant uses Pre-Seed, which is meant to be especially sperm-friendly. I vaguely remember reading that raw egg white is also a sperm-friendly lubricant, but I'd do more research before trying that.
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:05 PM on August 23, 2007

Toni Wechsler suggests - with some obvious caveats - room temperature raw eggwhite.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 5:05 PM on August 23, 2007

i don't think ky jelly has any spermicidal properties, and you don't have to remember to separate your eggs before you hit the sheets.

that said, spit is always an option.
posted by thinkingwoman at 5:07 PM on August 23, 2007

Oh. I just realized that not everyone on the planet knows that Toni Wechsler is the author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Which is the most-informative book ever for anyone who owns an ovary or two.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 5:07 PM on August 23, 2007

KY worked for just fine for us, pretty much on our first real shot.
posted by carpographer at 5:08 PM on August 23, 2007

I second, third, fourth and fifth Taking Charge of your Fertility. It is a fabulous book for EVERY woman, trying to get pregnant or not. I learned so much about my body. Great for partners to read also. Also, have heard that pre-seed is what to use. Good luck with your baby making. Best fertile wishes!
posted by pearlybob at 6:37 PM on August 23, 2007

Thinkingwoman, many fertility experts believe that KY Jelly and similar brands, as well as saliva, may make it harder for couples struggling with fertility to become pregnant since the pH levels in lube and saliva are different from the pH levels in semen.

Couples having issues with fertility are encouraged NOT to use lube or saliva and to rely on the good old-fashioned method of extended foreplay to moisten things up.
posted by Brittanie at 6:46 PM on August 23, 2007

nth-ing Pre-Seed. It's what we used with our first.

And sadly, we went by the no saliva thing as well...
posted by stew560 at 7:12 PM on August 23, 2007

You could use cum if your man is multi-orgasmic.
posted by rdurbin at 7:18 PM on August 23, 2007

I'd get Eros by Pur. It wont dry up and is absolutely amazing.
posted by deeman at 8:00 PM on August 23, 2007

i am trying not to get girls pregnant, what is the best lube for that?!
posted by edtut at 8:42 PM on August 23 [+] [!]

Your own askme thread.

Slippery Stuff is the way to go, water based, however we aren't in the making humans game.
posted by iamabot at 9:44 PM on August 23, 2007

Pre-Seed or glycerin. Really. When going through fertility treatments, we were told to use plain old glycerin. Apparently, that's what they use when processing, ahem, sperm at the RE (reproductive endocrinologist).

Have fun!
posted by dancinglamb at 11:09 PM on August 23, 2007

Pre-Seed worked for us on the very first time we used it. But I have since read on one pregnancy board that some studies had suggested that it was not as sperm-friendly as first considered. (Apologies for the completely uncited comment.) I think the general rule is that your own lube is best, so you can have fun making sure your partner creates as much of her own as possible.

As an alternative, your partner could try taking cough syrup containing Guaifenesin as the only active ingredient up to ovulation (it’s not a good idea to take it if she might be pregnant - it can improve cervical mucus. More info here.
posted by low_horrible_immoral at 1:46 AM on August 24, 2007

Pre-seed is good stuff. I got pregnant the first time we used it.
posted by discokitty at 3:45 PM on August 24, 2007

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