Clomid is a prescription drug commonly used to “force” ovulation for women who are either not ovulating regularly, or are trying to time ovulation with procedures such as IUI (intrauterine insemination).

One of the side effects of Clomid is that it can create hostile, scanty or dry Fertile Cervical Mucus (FCM). Here’s why this is not good. The reason it isn’t good is simple: sperm need FCM to help them stay alive and swim toward the egg. Without FCM or enough of it, the sperm have a reduced chance of being around long enough to do their job.

So what can you do if you are taking Clomid and have FCM problems?  I recommend taking Evening Primrose Oil, as one idea, as that helps your body build healthy FCM. There are other suggestions I get into in the Whole Body Fertility book…but off the top, that is the suggestion that comes to mind.

If you have further Clomid questions, ask your doctor or primary care provider.