What your cervical mucus looks when you're fertile
Checking when you're ovulating has just become much easier.
In the beginning, when you decide that now is the time that you would like to conceive, a lot is foggy as to when would be the right time to ‘try’.
You are able to purchase OTC ovulation tests but what’s easier and more convenient is to check your body and know when your chances are better.
Here are some tips from BabyMed for how to check your cervical mucus:
Check every day at the same time.
When checking, make sure your hands are washed thoroughly to prevent any germs to be carried over.
To obtain a mucus sample, internal examination is required.
Position your body the way you would when inserting a tampon to ensure easy insertion of your finger.
When checking your cervical mucus, you have to reach as far as possible to the cervix.
What the consistency of your cervical mucus means according to The Stir:
- At your least fertile, your cervical mucus would be a thick, white and cloudy. This phase will be just before your menstrual cycle. You will be at your least fertile because the mucus would be too impossibly thick for any sperm to pass through it.
It usually resembles the consistency of a glue stick.
- At your second least fertile, which will be when ovulation had come and gone. Your cervical mucus would also be quite thick, but this time it has more of a creamy look, also not a good time for sperm.
It usually resembles a white lotion, e.g. hand lotion.
- At your second most fertile moment, your cervical mucus will be very watery, you will notice it immediately, that awkward feeling you get when you think you leaked urine, but you didn’t. After your menstrual cycle, life down there is a bit dry. After the drought, your oestrogen levels begin to rise and that’s when things become watery. Because it’s more liquid, you are at your second most fertile.
It often resembles water.
- At your most fertile, your cervical mucus will be gooier and that will leave pathways for sperm to follow.
It usually resembles egg white.
It’s always best to seek professional medical advice when you are uncertain about fertility issues or personal health issues.
Have you used your cervical mucus as a way to pinpoint ovulation?