Once I got my luteal phase in order the next thing I set out to fix was my cervical fluid.
For me, my menstrual cycle serves as a report card of sorts for my overall well-being. If something is off in my cycle, it usually means there’s something off somewhere else too.
And I love to test out and see if natural solutions really do work. So, last month I set out to boost my cervical fluid with a few things I had read about.
The first thing you need to do to improve your cervical fluid is to make sure you’re drinking enough water. This is obviously important for so many other reasons, countless benefits that I could go on and on about. But your cervical fluid is over 90% H2O. So, if you’re not keeping up with the water demand you’re going to see that play out in less cervical fluid.
So, each morning, and especially around your fertile phase try and drink at least one glass of water before starting in on your morning coffee. Because you naturally wake up a bit parched from not drinking any fluids while you’re asleep, and coffee can have a dehydrating effect.
I also try to limit myself to a cup or two of coffee per day. Have your morning ritual of a warm cup of joe, but then switch to either water, herbal tea or something that’s a bit more hydrating, and less caffeinated for the rest of the day.
I really liked the combination of water with lemon, and then adding a dash of your choice of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.
The next thing I tried was taking 1500 mg of Evening Primrose Oil throughout the day (one capsule with breakfast or lunch, and then the other two with dinner).
[Please note that you should only take E.P.O. from the start of your period until ovulation. From there switch to Flax Seed Oil or something similar to get your omegas. The recommended dosage is 1500-3000 mg per day.]
Going back to hydration, something that I saw pop up, again and again, was drinking grapefruit juice during your fertile phase to boost cervical fluid. This one I was a bit skeptical about but thought what the heck, I like grapefruit. So, I bought myself a bulk bag of grapefruit and started juicing two a day on CD 10. First off, I was shocked with how delicious and fresh grapefruit juice is. I was expecting it to be bitter but loved that it tasted like the fruit minus the skin.
I continued to eat or drink my grapefruit each day past the end of my fertile phase and I have definitely rekindled my love for them.
There are many other suggestions out there, but I didn’t want to do so much I wasn’t sure what was doing what. But I can say that from the combination of more water, 1500 mg of Evening Primrose Oil and grapefruit juice there was a very noticeable change in the quality and amount of my cervical fluid this last cycle.
I’m going to continue doing the same for this cycle, and I’ve also started training for the half so I’m curious to see how that affects things as well. (Exercise boosts circulation which in turn is supposed to boost cervical fluid.)
I also think it’s worth mentioning that I had no noticeable PMS leading up to my period last cycle as well as no pre-menstrual spotting besides the tiniest amount just the day before I started my period. I had some cramps that called for a heating pad on the first day, but nothing by the second. I’ll take those side effects of Evening Primrose Oil any day!
Have you tried boosting your cervical fluid, or healing another part of your cycle naturally? What sort of results have you had?