Types of Cervical Mucus
Cervical Mucus is almost essential if a couple are trying to conceive. It plays a key role in transporting the sperm to the egg located around the fallopian tube where the actual fertilization is due to happen. A lack of Cervical Mucus can often be the reason why you are failing to fall pregnant. In this article we are going to look at the Types of Cervical Mucus
As it plays such as a key role a doctor will often recommend that you record your cervical mucus for a period of time before you start to try to get pregnant. This will give you an idea of when is the best time to try. The types of Cervical Mucus do not have technical names however are based on the color, how stretchy and the consistency of the Mucus.
Cervical Mucus Type 1
The first type generally occurs after your period. There will not be a lot of Mucus present if any at all and the Vagina tends to be quite dry. Any Mucus will not be particularly colorful or stretchy. This can occur both before and after ovulation. If you are recording your cervical mucus it is best to record “Dry” for this period.
Cervical Mucus Type 2
As your menstrual cycle continues you will notice an increase in the amount of cervical mucus present around the vagina. This type of cervical mucus has a slightly change in color as it will start to turn white and may appear cloudy or creamy. If you get some of the mucus between your finger and thumb and try to stretch it you should notice it begins to stretch however breaks relatively easily. You should record sticky or creamy for this stage in your recordings.
Cervical Mucus Type 3
Type 3 is the stage at which you will be closest to ovulation, and more importantly, closest to your most fertile date. The first thing you will notice is that the Cervical Mucus will become a lot thinner and slippery meaning it will be easier to transport the sperm. People often record this as the “Egg White” Mucus as it has the texture and color of egg whites. If you try to stretch the mucus it should get at least a few inches before it starts to break.