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!
There is a lot you can do with your diet to improve the health of both your eggs and your partner's sperm. By avoiding a few simple things, increasing your antioxidants, and implementing some healthy lifestyle habits, you can increase your chances of a successful, healthy pregnancy.
When it comes to pregnancy, women usually see a doctor when either they become pregnant and they see their OB/GYN or midwife for the first time at 8-12 weeks, or if they have been having difficulty getting pregnant. For several reasons that we are going to touch on, it is important to be working with a healthcare provider several months prior to becoming pregnant to ensure a growing baby and glowing momma.