Your vagina is not dirty, and it does not need to be cleaned. This is what a professor of mine used to stress in her gynecology class. What she meant by this was you do not need to douche or use feminine pH balancing washes to “clean” your vagina. In fact, these can actually be harmful to your vaginal health and impact your chances of getting pregnant. Why, you may ask. The answer is bacteria!
If you have been trying to get pregnant for one month or twelve, you know a little something about stress. There's the stress of tracking your period, knowing when you're ovulating, planning sex rather than enjoying sex, the two-week wait, and then getting your period, knowing the whole cycle starts all over again. And if you've ever talked to anyone about feeling stressed over trying to get pregnant you might have been told you "just need to relax".