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Questions About How Your Cervical Mucus Should Look? We've Got You covered.

October 19, 2017
Katie Visco
Question of the day

Learning about your body's fertility signs and natural processes is both an overwhelming and worthwhile experience. There's a lot to understand, of course, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be glad you exerted the effort to learn. Today's topic, though? Cervical Mucus. Let's get started!

Question of the day? What should my cervical mucus look like during ovulation?

To answer that, let's start with the absolute basics. 

What is cervical mucus' role in reproduction? 

Cervical mucus helps sperms pass into the fallopian tube for implantation and it also provides protection and nutritional support for the sperm, neutralizes acidity in the vagina when a woman is fertile and prevents infections.

How does a woman's menstrual cycle affects the amount of consistency of cervical mucus?

Most women's bodies follow a fertility cycle that lasts 28 days, give or take. Cervical mucus reflects that fertility cycle. Detailed descriptions of what you can look for can be read below... 

Immediately following your period? 

The production of cervical mucus is at its lowest. In fact, some women have "dryness" during this time. 

Over the next several days after your period? 

More mucus will be produced and should be present and it will likely be yellow, cloudy, or white in color. Also, it will be somewhat sticky.  

As you enter your fertile window? 

Your cervical mucus should increase in quantity and moistness, and color may or may not be cream-like in appearance. 

On your day of ovulation?

Your cervical mucus should look like an egg white and be thick, clear, and stretchy (similar to the consistency of egg whites, in fact). This, of course, is the perfect protective medium for sperm in terms of texture and pH levels.  

Why does it look like an egg white? 

Because the production of cervical mucus should be at its highest.  

After you have ovulated? 

Your cervical mucus will lower in production and will become thicker as your next period approaches. Doctors and Health Professionals recommend that all women should pay attention to the signs of good ovulation (which includes observing their cervical mucus). Such a task, though, is especially important if they want to become pregnant. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. When you're not ovulating, watery cervical mucus should not be present. 
  2. Instead, there should be the normal whiter vaginal discharge. 
  3. Also, women with irregular cycles who are generally not ovulating may have issues with cervical mucus production.

In regards to achieving pregnancy, though, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to your own body's processes and cycles. Keeping track of these things is helpful, especially when trying for a baby and logging a fertility chart each month could make things easier. 

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