In the modern world, we have access to a great amount of science, particularly as it relates to medical issues. Pregnancy and trying to conceive are no different. There are medications, procedures, and all sorts of things that couples who are trying to conceive can look to when they have a problem with fertility. In some cases, however, the most obvious and simple solutions tend to go right past them, as they look to the medical profession to help them out. In fact, many couples who are having difficulty with trying to conceive don’t need medical advice; rather, they need to simply use gravity to their advantage.
The environment in a woman’s vagina is generally rather acidic, and hostile to sperm. This is one of the reasons that a woman’s body produces cervical mucus. Cervical mucus helps to carry the sperm through the vagina, up past the cervix on its journey to the fallopian tubes. The faster that the sperm make it through the hostile environment of the vagina, the more likely it is that they will reach their destination, and fertilize that egg in the fallopian tube. A fertility pillow is a useful tool that can be used after intercourse in order to help the sperm make its journey a successful one.
A fertility pillow is placed underneath the woman’s pelvis after intercourse. This positioning will help the sperm to pool against the cervix, putting it right where it needs to be, avoiding the acidic vagina. Certainly, a regular bed pillow could be used for this, but a fertility pillow really is ideal. A fertility pillow is specifically designed to contour to a woman’s body. A fertility pillow has a water resistant exterior and a foam interior. The outer case can generally be removed and washed. Using a fertility pillow avoids the mess created when using a regular pillow, as stains can be wiped away from the exterior of a fertility pillow with a wash cloth.