Our team of medical experts are ready to help

Your questions answered


Minal Patel asked...

My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a couple of months.

Tags: pregnancy

My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a couple of months but have been using KY Jelly as a lubricant.

  • mother-thermometer-doctor-at-hand

    Do you need to see a GP ASAP?

     

    Would you like to speak with a doctor by video or phone at a time that suits you?

    Our Doctor@Hand service, delivered by Doctor Care Anywhere, offers a doctor appointment by video or phone at a time that suits you.


The answer

There is some evidence that using any lubricant can affect the chance of sperm getting through the cervix en route to the ovaries. Because sperm which spend too long in the relatively acidic environment of the vagina don’t survive, this may reduce your chance of getting pregnant. If you can, spending more time on foreplay, to increase the amount of natural lubrication you produce, will maximise your chances. It’s important to remember that the average couple takes about six months to get pregnant, so the fact that you haven’t got pregnant within the first couple of months isn’t necessarily any reflection on what you’re doing.

Newsletter sign up


Sign up to our monthly newsletter, Better Health, to receive our latest health and wellbeing updates.


Sign up to newsletter