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What is Cervical Mucus

There are many different types of vaginal discharge, one of which is cervical mucus. Over the course of your menstrual cycle, the amount, color, and texture of your cervical mucus will change, thanks to fluctuating hormone levels. Checking your cervical mucus and keeping track of these changes can help you figure out when you’re ovulating.

Here’s what to expect throughout your cycle: Beginning with your period, you’ll of course have menstrual blood. When your period is over, you’ll most likely be dry for several days. After that, you’ll start to have cloudy mucus that’s roughly the consistency of sticky rice. You’re not very likely to conceive on any of these days.

A few days before ovulation, the mucus will become clear and slippery, very much like raw egg white, and you’ll have more of it. This type of mucus means it’s baby-making time as its clear, slippery quality makes it easier for the sperm to travel to the egg. The last day you see this egg-white consistency is the day that you’re most fertile – usually the day before ovulation or the day of ovulation.

A good time to check your cervical mucus is when you first go to the bathroom in the morning. (If you’re also taking your basal body temperature, be sure to do that first, before you get out of bed.)

Some women have enough cervical mucus discharge that they can check it by looking at the toilet paper after they wipe. Others need to collect some mucus with their finger. While sitting on the toilet, simply insert a clean index or middle finger into your vagina and reach toward your cervix. Get some of the liquid on your finger, if you can, so you can examine it.

 

When does ovulation usually occur

How do I know if I am ovulating

 

How to use Basal Body Temperature and cervical mucus to predict ovulation

Can’t we just try and see what happens

Once I can predict ovulation when should I have sex-or be inseminated

When is the best time to have sex for conception

Will it be harder to get pregnant if periods are irregular

Conception and Fertilization

 


 

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