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If you’re looking to conceive, tracking ovulation improves your odds of getting pregnant.

Some women find it difficult to track their menstrual cycle. Yet, monitoring your discharge can provide clues about your most fertile days. In most cases, your discharge will become egg white in appearance about 2 to 3 days before ovulation.

You might be able to detect ovulation by simply observing the consistency of your cervical mucus. If you can’t tell by looking at it, you can touch the discharge to test its consistency.

After washing your hands, gently place one finger inside of your vagina and gently remove a sample. Or, use toilet paper to retrieve a sample — wiping from front to back. Sometimes you’ll also find mucus on your underwear.

When cervical mucus is thin and stretchy, you’re most likely ovulating. Understand that being sexually aroused could dilute your cervical mucus, so don’t try to check consistency before or after intercourse.

Along with checking for egg white cervical mucus, other factors can help track ovulation, too. One of the easiest ways is to track your menstrual cycle, which will be easier if you have regular periods.

If your period comes like clockwork every four weeks or 28 days, you’re likely ovulating on day 14 of your cycle. So you may notice egg white cervical mucus between days 11 and 15 of your cycle.

If you don’t want to manually track your cycle, you can also use an ovulation predictor kit. You’ll urinate on a test stick (the same way you urinate on a pregnancy test). These kits are designed to detect the luteinizing hormone which your body releases 24 to 48 hours before ovulation.

You can also use these test kits if you have an irregular period. Just know that you’ll have to test more frequently throughout the month to narrow down your most fertile days.

You can also track ovulation by monitoring your basal body temperature. Body temperature increases by a few degrees right before ovulation.

Keep in mind that some medications and conditions can affect the quality of your cervical mucus. So even if you’re ovulating each month, producing too little mucus can make it difficult to conceive.

Medications that can decrease your amount of cervical mucus include:

You can also experience less cervical mucus due to age or hormonal imbalances.

Egg white cervical mucus differs from other types of vaginal discharge. Normal discharge is usually clear to white and watery to thick.

Kieron Folena
Answer # 2 #

While cervical mucus changes throughout the menstrual cycle, EWCM is the most fertile and signals the best time to have sex for pregnancy. This stage of mucus is the ideal viscosity and pH for sperm.

Some consider vaginal discharge a nuisance or a hygiene problem. But if you are trying to conceive, when you see egg white discharge, it's time to have sex. Or, as they say on the fertility forums, BD! (BD stands for the horizontal baby dance.)

Egg white cervical mucus provides the ideal environment for sperm. It helps the sperm swim up from the vaginal canal and cervix into the uterus.

Egg white discharge also helps the sperm survive the usually more acidic environment of the vagina. If you don't have fertile quality cervical mucus, the sperm cannot swim or survive as well. This may lead to trouble getting pregnant.

Vaginal discharge isn't always friendly to sperm. Starting after your period, your cervical mucus transitions from a sticky consistency to a more creamy, then watery, and finally, raw egg white-like consistency. Once ovulation passes, cervical mucus dries up and return to a more sticky consistency.

Usually, you get fertile egg white discharge for one or two days before you ovulate. These are your most fertile days, and if you want to conceive, have sex when you see it.

It's also possible to have EWCM for up to five days before ovulation. Or, you might get it for only one day. But two or three days is more typical.

Some people get fertile-looking cervical mucus again just before their period comes. It may become watery or even egg-white like. This isn't a sign of ovulation and having sex during this time will not help you get pregnant.

Others get multiple patches of egg white cervical mucus throughout their cycle. These days of EWCM may alternate with days of less fertile cervical mucus. This is common in people with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Although research is limited on cervical mucus in people with PCOS, one very small study of five participants found that people with PCOS often have reduced elasticity of cervical vaginal fluid. Even after being treated with metformin, a drug often used in patients with PCOS, the researchers were unable to restore normal elasticity. They hypothesize that abnormal cervical fluid may be a factor in the infertility of people with PCOS, but there is little published data to support this theory.

Because it is not possible to know which patch of egg white cervical mucus is the one preceding ovulation, in this case, you should treat each appearance of EWCM as potentially the right day to have sex to get pregnant.

Whatever the situation is, if you're unsure if your vaginal discharge is normal, see a healthcare professional. A vaginal infection can make conception more difficult.

The hormones that trigger the ovaries to release an egg during ovulation also trigger other changes in your body. These include more fertile vaginal discharge and changes in the cervix, your body temperature, and your mood.

For example, just before ovulation, your cervix moves up higher, becomes softer, and more open. Also, when you're most fertile, your desire for sex also increases. This is nature's way of getting you to have intercourse at the right time to conceive.

Estrogen is the hormone primarily responsible for egg white discharge. If your estrogen levels are low, you won't get as much (or any) fertile quality cervical mucus. This may occur as a side effect of medication (like Clomid). It also can occur because of age, birth-control pills, or a hormonal imbalance.

Research shows that tracking cervical mucus changes can help you time sex for pregnancy. It may be even more helpful than tracking your basal body temperature.

If you chart your basal body temperature, you can see when you ovulated. In other words, you find out when you were most fertile after the time has passed. But with cervical mucus, you can see when you're about to ovulate. That's the ideal time for sex.

You can check for EWCM by noticing the discharge left on your underwear or by inserting a clean finger into your vagina. You may also try looking at your toilet paper after urination.

It's best not to check just before or after sex. Sexual arousal will change your vaginal discharge. Plus, it's easy to confuse semen with watery cervical mucus.

There is a very specific method of cervical mucus tracking known as the Billings Method, also known as the Billings ovulation method or the ovulation method. You don't need to study or learn this technique to track cervical mucus, but it helps to know what it is if someone mentions it.

Egg white cervical mucus will stretch a few inches between your fingers and appear to be somewhat clear and mucus-like. Non-fertile cervical mucus doesn't stretch much or at all. It may seem crumbly or sticky.

Some also track cervical mucus to detect early pregnancy, but this isn't very reliable. While your vaginal discharge will eventually change during pregnancy, those changes aren't noticeable until much later.

There are a few different issues that may come up if you check your mucus to conceive or as a method to prevent pregnancy. These issues don't necessarily signal a fertility problem.

Fertile cervical mucus is typically a sign that ovulation is coming. On a body basal temperature chart, you know that ovulation has occurred after a three-day rise in temperature occurs.

So what does it mean if you get egg white cervical mucus, but never see the increase in temperature? There are a few possible reasons this may occur.

First, you may be part of the small percentage of people who don't get an increase in basal body temperature after ovulation. Or, you may not be ovulating. It is also possible that you are not charting your temperatures carefully. For example, taking your temperature at different times in the morning can cause unpredictability.

If you don't get the temperature rise after seeing cervical mucus, and this occurs frequently, bring your charts to your OB/GYN. They may be able to do some fertility testing, or provide advice on charting—especially if your charting technique is the problem.

Not everyone will have egg white cervical mucus. That doesn't necessarily mean you have a fertility problem, but it could signal one. It is possible to get pregnant and never get the so-called "ideal" egg white cervical mucus.

Some people may notice more watery cervical mucus that never quite becomes like raw egg whites. If this is your situation, then the best time to have sex to get pregnant would be the days you have this watery cervical mucus.

In higher does, the fertility drug Clomid can lead to a lack of egg white or watery cervical mucus. Your healthcare provider may recommend using a fertility-friendly lubricant. Do not use conventional lubricants. They can be harmful to sperm and may disrupt the natural flora and pH balance of your vagina.

It's highly unlikely that you'll remove too much cervical mucus simply by checking it. However, douching could lead to less cervical mucus and decrease your chances of getting pregnant.

Vaginal "cleansing" products wash away the good bacteria that keep yeast infections at bay. They can also cause irritation. Vaginal discharge is your body's natural way of keeping the area clean.

Cervical mucus is a natural and normal part of a healthy reproductive system. When you're in the fertile mode of your cycle, vaginal discharge helps keep sperm alive and moving. At other times of the month, it keeps out potentially infectious microorganisms.

You should have two to five days of egg white quality cervical mucus every month. If you see it much more often than that—or don't ever get fertile quality vaginal discharge—talk to your healthcare provider. It's also important to get treatment if you have symptoms of a vaginal infection (such as itching, burning, irritation, or an unusual and unpleasant odor).

Rexford Taplitz
Wound Care
Answer # 3 #

The cervix is the entrance to the uterus. It is present at the end of the vagina. Produced by the cervical glands present in the cervix, the cervical mucus’ physical properties are changed during the menstrual cycle. The cervical mucus is very important as it is responsible for regulating fertility. It is also plays a role in accepting, filtering, preparing, and releasing of sperm so that is can be transported inside the uterus successfully and then move on to the fallopian tubes to meet the egg so that fertilization and implantation can take place. Having the right cervical mucus is very important because of the following:

The best and thinnest cervical mucus is available just before and during ovulation. This is the ideal time for transporting uterus because the cervical mucus is stretchy and thin. At this time, cervical mucus is termed as egg white cervical mucus or EWCM.

Cervical mucus is responsible for accepting, filtering, preparing, and releasing sperm so that is can be successfully transported inside to the uterus and into the fallopian tubes where it could meet the egg for fertilization. Present at the entrance of the uterus, it is produced by the cervix glands. During the menstrual cycle, the physical properties of the cervical mucus are changed. Based on the hormones associated with ovulation, egg development, and fertility, the production and consistency of the mucus gland are changed consistently throughout the menstrual cycle. Just after the end of the menstrual cycle, the cervical gets dried up, thereby preventing the sperm from entering the cervix. At the time of ovulation, this cervix turns into a thin fluid with egg-white consistency that can be easily penetrated by the sperm. After ovulation is over, it becomes thick and won’t allow any sperm to enter the uterus.

Mucus has the ability to stretch like the egg white. This stretching ability starts a couple of days before ovulation and ends after just 1 to 2 days after ovulation. However, in some cases, it happens shorter or longer, before ovulation. Some women with good and regulate ovulation has reported that they didn't have any egg-white fluid.

Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is a cervical fluid produced just before ovulation. During this time, a woman is most fertile. The name of this fluid was given because it resembles raw egg white strongly. It can be clear or stretched, is stretchy and can be watery.

EWCM usually indicates fertility and that you are close to ovulation.

Women in their early twenties have more EWCM days than the women in their thirties. However, this might not be true for all women. But, women in twenties have 5 days of EWCM while women in their thirties have just 1 or 2 days of EWCM.

This cervical fluid is required for conception. It is possible to increase the amount of EWCM by preventing dehydration. You can also try to use supplements such as primrose oil. FertileCM is one such dietary supplement that is safe and can be used to increase the quality and quantity of EWCM.

Most pregnant women have trouble maintaining their balance. Tripping, slipping, and having trouble just walking is a very inconvenient side effect of pregnancy. Almost every pregnant woman has to deal with this.

Causes of Clumsiness

While the baby is growing safely inside the uterus, the mother is going through several physical changes. One of these changes includes the release of hormones that allows the uterus, tummy and skin to grow large. To aid in childbirth, joints start to get loose. This results in the change of the centre of gravity. As the tummy is protruding away from the mid-section, it can cause clumsiness. However, once the baby is born, your natural balance will return.

Important Facts About Clumsiness

Even though clumsiness might just seem annoying at first, it makes women more prone to slipping and falling. This can harm them and the baby. Even a minor fall of a pregnant woman can seriously injure the uterus. If a pregnant woman, she should be taken to a physician immediately.

Treatments for Clumsiness

There is no treatment for clumsiness. However, there are some aids that might make the woman more stable when she is moving. You can use a cane as it will provide safety to you and your baby. When walking long distances, motorized carts can be used.

When a woman is pregnant, she has a good chance of getting a cold. The only difference is that when you are coughing or weathering a cold, it becomes more than just seeking relief from symptoms.

Cough and cold during pregnancy are not dangerous conditions. They might make you feel awful and annoyed, but they don’t pose a real threat to your or your baby’s health. However, if it lasts for more than a few days and you get a sore throat and fever, you might have the flu, a sinus infection or strep throat. In this case, you should consult your doctor immediately. Get flu vaccination early on for protecting yourself against the flu.

Increased nasal congestion can lead to sinus infections and you might have to use antibiotics for fighting off the symptoms. If you have asthma, you need to take care of your breathing. Remember that no matter how severe your cough is, your fetus will stay protected inside the uterus.

Colds and coughs are caused by viruses. This makes antibiotics ineffective. Medical treatment can help you feel better but won’t aid in improving your health. Here are some tips that can help in alleviating some discomfort that accompanies a cold:

It is best to not let a fetus get exposed to medications, especially in the first trimester. It is during this time when organs are formed. So medications can lead to birth defects. But sometimes, drugs are necessary for relief or for some medical reasons.

Prashanta Kunal
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Answer # 4 #

Cervical mucus, or cervical fluid, has two jobs depending on where you are in your cycle. The first is to help sperm move through the cervix so it can fertilize an egg during ovulation. The second job is to prevent sperm or other substances from getting into the cervix.

Not every person will be the same, but your cervical mucus will resemble all or most of the following during your menstrual cycle:

The type or texture of your cervical mucus will depend on what stage of your menstrual cycle you're in. Your mucus generally starts as dry or pasty before moving to a creamier texture. As ovulation nears, your discharge will become wet, stretchy and slippery. The most common analogy used for super fertile cervical mucus is looking and feeling like raw egg whites. If you see that texture, you will know you're at your most fertile time. After ovulation, your cervical mucus goes back to thick and dry.

Cervical mucus plays a key role in conception. The hormone estrogen peaks just before ovulation. This causes cervical mucus to change from pasty or creamy to resembling stretchy, raw egg whites. This wet, slippery discharge makes it easier for sperm to swim up the vagina and into the uterus to meet an egg. If you have sex at this time, you increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Think of your uterus as a swimming pool, your cervical mucus as water and the sperm as a person trying to swim. If the water was thick or mud-like, there's no way a person could swim through it to reach the other side of the pool. This is how hard it is for sperm to reach your fallopian tubes if your cervical mucus isn't fertile. It's easier for sperm to swim up the uterus to meet an egg for conception in thin, wet, egg white mucus.

The changes in cervical mucus happen as a result of hormones shifting throughout your menstrual cycle. Estrogen increases before ovulation and makes your cervix produce the fertile, egg white mucus. It's your body's way of making it easy for sperm to reach the egg it's about to release. After ovulation, estrogen levels drop and progesterone levels rise. This rise in progesterone helps the fertilized egg implant into your uterus if conception occurs. However, this causes your cervical mucus to begin to dry up.

If you have a 28-day menstrual cycle, your cervical mucus will generally follow this pattern:

Most women with a 28-day cycle ovulate around day 14. This is why your cervical mucus is slippery, stretchy and highly fertile just before the egg is released.

The egg white discharge lasts about four days. If your cycle is 28 days, the fertile cervical mucus occurs around days 10 to 14.

Saagar Namdev
Answer # 5 #

The cervix is at the end of the vagina, at the entrance to the uterus. Cervical mucus is produced by the cervical glands in the cervix. The physical properties of cervical mucus change during the menstrual cycle.

Cervical mucus is very important because it regulates fertility. It accepts, filters, prepares, and releases sperm for successful transport to the inside of the uterus, then on to the fallopian tubes to meet the egg to be fertilized and implanted. Cervical mucus is essential to your fertility: No cervical mucus, thick cervical mucus, "sperm unfriendly" cervical mucus, or too little cervical mucus means that no or very small numbers of sperm enter the uterus.

Your cervical mucus is the thinnest and best shortly before and during ovulation. This is the best time for sperm transport because the cervical mucus is thin and stretchy (known as egg white cervical mucus, or EWCM).

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Cervical mucus (CM) is produced by glands in the cervix, the entrance to the uterus. It accepts, filters, prepares, and releases sperm for successful transport to the inside of the uterus, then, on to the fallopian tubes and the egg for fertilization.

The physical properties of the cervical mucus change during the menstrual cycle. The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with fertility, egg development, and ovulation. Shortly after the menstrual period ends, the cervical mucus is dry and prevents sperm from penetrating the cervix but around the time of ovulation it becomes thin, has egg-white consistency, and is penetrable by sperm.

After ovulation, it becomes thick and won't allow any more sperm to enter the uterus.

Find out how to check your cervical mucus!

Spinnbarkeit (German for "stretchiness"), the ability of the mucus to stretch like egg white (EW or EWCM = Egg-White Cervical Mucus) usually starts several days before ovulation and ends within one to two days after ovulation (see graph here). However, many women report it happens longer, or shorter, before ovulation, and some women have no egg-white fluid at all despite regular ovulation.

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Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is a type of cervical fluid that is produced right before ovulation, during a time when you are most fertile. This mucus is called EWCM because it strongly resembles raw egg white in that it is clear or streaked, and is very stretchy and can also be watery. By placing your clean fingers into your vagina and obtaining a sample you can check for the appearance of EWCM. When a sample of mucus is between your fingers, it may stretch for several inches and should look somewhat like raw egg whites.

EWCM usually indicates fertility and that you are close to ovulation.

Women in their early twenties typically have more days of EWCM than women in their thirties. Although it is not always true, women in their twenties will have around 5 days of EWCM and women in their thirties may have only 1 or two days with EWCM. Being that this mucus is necessary for conception, you should try to increase the amount you have present. This can be done by preventing dehydration and using supplements like evening primrose oil. FertileCM is a safe, dietary supplement formulated specifically to help increase EWCM quantity and quality.

Yes, you can get pregnant with little or no cervical mucus. As long as you ovulate you can get pregnant, even without the typical mucus. Not having the typical stretchy mucus may make becoming pregnant somewhat more difficult, so you may want to ask your doctor about it, and get examined to confirm your finding.

Making the diagnosis of pregnancy solely from changes in the cervical mucus is too unreliable. You cannot make a pregnancy diagnosis from cervical changes alone. The typical stretchy and fertile cervical mucus develops under the influence of estrogen hormones. Estrogen hormones rise just before ovulation and decrease just after ovulation. At that time, cervical mucus becomes dry. About 7-10 days after ovulation, estrogen hormones normally rise again, and it is this second rise than can often give the appearance of fertile mucus again. That doesn't mean you are fertile again because you don't ovulate again. There are no reliable enough changes in the cervical mucus to indicate when implantation or pregnancy has happened.

Ejaculate may interfere with cervical mucus consistency. Most of the ejaculate is usually absorbed from the vagina within hours after intercourse. Though there is sperm in the cervix even after that time, the sperm is unlikely to interfere with the cervical mucus consistency.

Hiralal Gutte
Answer # 6 #

Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is a cervical fluid produced just before ovulation. During this time, a woman is most fertile. The name of this fluid was given because it resembles raw egg white strongly. It can be clear or stretched, is stretchy and can be watery.

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