cervical mucus

How to track your cervical mucus

Changes in cervical secretions During each month, the mucus secreted by the vagina and the cervix is changing due to changes in levels of estrogen and progesterone. By measuring and tracking how cervical mucus changes you can determine how close or far is your ovulation. Once your period stops, you will usually have a few “dry” days. In the first week you may notice that your cervical secretions become sticky. A few days before ovulation, the mucus becomes clear, watery and yellowish. On the day of ovulation it becomes denser, moist and stretchy (like egg white) and you can have a sense of moisture in the vagina. The day after ovulation, you have less mucus, which becomes thicker and sticky. How to track cervical mucus changes? Although the test is simple, it is important to practice and record all changes. By observing changes in cervical mucus, look for changes in…

cervical mucus

A Difference on Cervical Mucus in Pregnancy

You might have probably seen the changes on your cervical mucus from the time you planned to get pregnant to the time of your ovulation. Now, rather than buying and using early pregnancy tests, did you know that you can also use your cervical mucus in detecting your pregnancy? If you are not pregnant, right after your ovulation your cervical mucus will dry up suddenly making it seem like you have no discharge. This will continue until your next menstrual cycle or when you are near it. But if you are wrong, cervical mucus in pregnancy will be different. In your early pregnancy, just around that time when you’re expecting the start of your menstrual cycle, you’ll notice that your cervical mucus comes in larger amounts than ever before. As early as only four weeks after your last menstrual period, the amount of your cervical mucus in pregnancy begins to…