What makes a lubricant fertility-friendly?

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There are so many ways to make trying to conceive feel less clinical. Lube is a great way to keep baby-making fun, comfortable, and sexy, and there are a whole bunch of types and brands to choose from.

Ingredients are always important, but when you’re TTC, you might find that you’re squinting at product labels you wouldn’t usually think to look at. Here’s what to check for when you’re trying to conceive.


Parabens are chemicals that have been used since the 1950s as preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria in cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, and even lubricants. Known to be endocrine disrupters, parabens are sneaky in that they can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and have been linked to reproductive toxicity and negative impacts on development of an embryo.

Look for lubricants that are paraben-free, like BabyDance Fertility Lubricant from Fairhaven Health. It’s the first FDA-cleared fertility lubricant that’s made without parabens.

pH Level

Many of the lubricants you’ll see at the drugstore have a low pH level and very high salt concentrations, which can be harmful to sperm and irritating to your vaginal tissues. The class of lubricants that are specifically designated as fertility lubricants undergo specialized testing to ensure that they won’t harm sperm or eggs.

BabyDance is pH-matched to your fertile quality cervical fluid and to your partner’s semen, both of which have a pH of approximately 7. Throughout most of your cycle, your vaginal pH is typically much lower than that – somewhere between about 4 and 5. But, during your fertile window, it’s important for your pH to rise to create a more friendly environment for sperm.


Lubricants that contain glycerol have been shown to have a chemical effect on sperm that can result in decreased embryo development after fertilization. To be safe, it’s a great idea to use lubricants that are glycerol/glycerine-free like BabyDance.

The most important distinction when choosing a fertility lubricant is that it’s FDA-cleared, which means it passes all the above tests and more. BabyDance Fertility Lubricant is the only sperm-friendly fertility lubricant made without parabens that’s cleared by the FDA. Plus, its easy-to-use MyDose™ Single Use Tube and Applicator allows you to choose your desired amount of lube and helps you get it in just the right spot.

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