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Is it safe to use baby oil as lubricant when trying to conceive?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: When trying to conceive what is the best lubricant to use? We usually use baby oil but I have heard this may hinder conceiving
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Baby oil may be safe for conceiving.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
The best natural lubricant is foreplay. Engaging in foreplay for longer time may help.
If it does not help, try using warm water. It has no detrimental effect on sperms.
Baby oil also is found to be safe. In studies conducted baby oil had no negative effect on sperms. But use the non scented baby oil. Quality control of baby oil ingredients may be difficult.
You may also try using sperm friendly lubricants available in the market like Preseed or conceive Plus. They have no detrimental effect on sperms. So I advise you to use PreSeed.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries do write to me through Healthcare Magic.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani (30 minutes later)
I have had a few blood tests for conceiving blood results are as follows:

Estrogen 115
LH 1.7
FSH 5.6

My GP says LH is too low what can I do about it and can I conceive naturally?

Husband semen analysis has come back morphology 5% which has been reported as normal is this good to conceive please?
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The LH level is okay.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
The LH level is okay. Not very low. You have not provided information about regularity of menstrual cycles and serum progesterone levels. These are very important.

Morphology of 5% is low normal. Obviously higher the normal morphology better the chances of conception. What about the concentration and motility? These are very important factors. If they are not normal you need to consult infertility specialist.

How long have you been trying for pregnancy? If you have been trying for conception for more than 6 months, you need to consult infertility specialist.

To increase your chances of conception you both should maintain normal BMI, quit smoking ( if you're a smoker) and have intercourse at least three times in a week.
Take one tablet of folic acid daily.
If you have any further concerns do contact me through Healthcare Magic. I will be happy to answer.

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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani (51 minutes later)
My cycles were 25-30 days but since January have gone 36-40 days no idea why progesterone day 21 come back less than 1 everything was fine. I don't no about semen analysis the numbers just fertility specialist said everything is in the normal range so I think we need not worry on that one
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You need medicines to induce ovulation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
The irregular cycles and low progesterone level suggest you are not ovulating regularly. You need medications to induce ovulation. Do consult your doctor for the same.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries do contact me through Healthcare Magic.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani (3 days later)
My fertility specialist sent me for a hsg scan but I can't have it due to iodine allergy. What are the alternatives please
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Discuss with your doctor and have HyCoSy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
The alternatives to HSG are:

1.     HyCoSy (HysterosalpingoContrast Sonography)—This is an outpatient ultrasound procedure done during 7-11 days of menstrual cycle. This procedure allows for the assessment of uterine cavity and patency of fallopian tubes. Under ultrasound guidance first sterile saline is injected through catheter into the uterus to assess the uterine cavity. Then Iodine free contrast is injected to assess for the patency of tubes.

2.     Hysteroscopy and Laparosccopy with XXXXXXX test. But this is operative procedure done under general anaesthesia.
Discuss with your doctor and have HyCoSy.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries do write to me.
I wish you good luck.
With best wishes,
Dr Ramadevi Wani

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Is it safe to use baby oil as lubricant when trying to conceive?

Brief Answer: Baby oil may be safe for conceiving. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. The best natural lubricant is foreplay. Engaging in foreplay for longer time may help. If it does not help, try using warm water. It has no detrimental effect on sperms. Baby oil also is found to be safe. In studies conducted baby oil had no negative effect on sperms. But use the non scented baby oil. Quality control of baby oil ingredients may be difficult. You may also try using sperm friendly lubricants available in the market like Preseed or conceive Plus. They have no detrimental effect on sperms. So I advise you to use PreSeed. I hope this helps. If you have any further queries do write to me through Healthcare Magic.