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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:17 PM   1
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Baking Soda Douche?????


Has anyone tried this???

My therapist told me that after ttc for a very long time they had testing done that determined all his sperm were alive when leaving but were dying before making it into the cervix b/c his wife was too "acidic" in there.
The first suggestion was that she douche with baking soda (its alkalizing)& water for 30 min. to 1 hr before sex and they tried and got pregnant the first time. I have been ttc#1 10 months no luck, wanted to try that this cycle but DH didn't think it sounded like a good idea-and our primary care doctor said he'd never heard of that and also wouldn't reccomend it as it can lead to infection or messing up natural PH levels down there.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:24 PM   2
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I have this problem - my acid level is off the charts and my fertility specialist suggested the exact same thing after my post coital test showed that I killed all of DH's swimmers. He also suggested lots of Tums or Rolaids as well as a low acid diet...cutting out vinegar, tomato, citrus, etc

I have done some research and have found that some woman have been able to neutralize the acidic level in their body by taking acidophilus.

B/c I have other fertility issues, this has not worked for me, but I would say do a little bit more research and maybe it is worth a shot



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:26 PM   3
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Ive never heard of it, Im an acidic person by nature, I can turn silver to black in seconds!, and I have manage to conceive and deliver healthy babies! Both were girls, leading me to believe that I might kill off the boy sperm because I tend to be more acidic, but none the less sperm still survive in me! I tend to agree you dont want to be messing with the natural ph of your lady bits and have heard that doucheing is not recommended if you are ttc.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:29 PM   4
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Thanks Chefamy1122,

DH says we can give it a try next cycle if BFN this one as we've really pulled out all the stops this time!!
Must be very hard at 3 years-coming up on 1 has been rough enough.
I will send lots of prayers your way!!!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:30 PM   5
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Ive never heard of it, Im an acidic person by nature, I can turn silver to black in seconds!, and I have manage to conceive and deliver healthy babies! Both were girls, leading me to believe that I might kill off the boy sperm because I tend to be more acidic, but none the less sperm still survive in me! I tend to agree you dont want to be messing with the natural ph of your lady bits and have heard that doucheing is not recommended if you are ttc.

I had heard this too, and questioned my dr about this when he suggested that I make a baking soda douche. He said that this true when it comes to most pre-made douches, but that homemade douches with purified water and baking soda had worked for other woman that he had treated and they were able to conceive.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:37 PM   6
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One more thing - if you have not had a post coital test yet, I would suggest getting one done. They will be able to tell you if a baking soda douche would be beneficial or not



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 18:42 PM   7
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Thank you! We haven't had any testing yet. Were originally waiting for 12 month mark but at 11 I am ready to get the ball rolling. We first have a prescription for for DH to get a seman analysis done in the next couple of weeks & see what that says.



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2010, 07:16 AM   8
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My mom used this after having problems TTC & had my brother straight away. I really want a girl, but am getting so desperate that I am considering giving this a go,



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2010, 08:04 AM   9
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me too! I did try one cycle though,,,,,, and nothing.



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2010, 12:31 PM   10
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hmm, I bet you would have to use preseed after the douche to replace the ewcm you are washing away. Its worth a go!



 
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