Cervical mucus is type of vaginal discharge. Every women has different cycle or cervical fluid pattern. All Women must aware about the cervical mucus stages, phases types and ovulation method from their teen years or perhaps later, when they may question what all this mucus is about?! At the time of your menstrual cycle, the color,amount and texture of your cervical mucus will change, thanks to fluctuating hormone intensity. Checking your cervical mucus and keeping track of these changes can help you figure out when youre ovulating. Stress, Medications or drugs, Dieting, Weight change and Pre-menopausal are some external factors effect cervical fluid.
Cervical Fluid Ovulation Methods
The cervical mucus method, also described the ovulation method and the Billings ovulation method. After ovulation the quality of the mucus changes because the corpus luteum of the ovary now starts to make the hormone progesterone. Mucus produced under the influence of progesterone is thicker, stickier and its quantity is reduced. Sperm cannot swim through this mucus, and it forms a barrier to sperm entry into the uterine cavity.
Cervical Mucus Fertility Pattern
Your cervical mucus constantly changes throughout your cycle, increasing in quantity and becoming clear and stretchy as you approach ovulation. As ovulation approaches, your cervix produces fertile cervical mucus. Noticing and recording cervical mucus changes will help you better time intercourse and recognize your own fertility pattern. Thick, Dense, Sticky, Flaky, Tacky are some words women use to describe their infertile mucus.
Cervix Mucus is 90% water. Depending on the water content which varies during the menstrual cycle the mucus functions as a barrier or a transport medium to spermatoza. Cervical mucus contains trace building block containing iron, mangenese, zinc, copper and selenium, the levels of which vary dependent on cyclical hormone distinction during different phases of the menstrual cycle (periods).
Cervical fluid is required by the body to help facilitate sperm transport to the egg. In order for conception to arise, sperm must swim through the cervix and uterus and ultimately to the fallopian tube where fertilization occurs. Vaginal dryness maybe the reason to why you can’t get pregnant.
In most women, the cervical mucus starts out dry after menstruation and then gets sticky, then creamy, then wet and watery, becoming like egg whites as you get closer to ovulation. You may even get different types of cervical mucus throughout the day. Fertile cervical mucus is a sign that your body is most fertile; having intercourse when you are most fertile will add to your chances of pregnancy.
Guide to Check Your Cervical Mucus
A best time to collect and check your cervical mucus is when you first go to the bathroom in the morning. (If youre also taking your basal body temperature, be sure to do that first, before you get out of bed.
Some women have enough cervical fluid discharge that they can check it by looking at the toilet paper after they wipe. Others need to collect some mucus with their finger. While sitting on the toilet, simply insert a clean index or middle finger into your vagina and reach toward your cervix. Get some of the liquid on your finger, if you can, so you can examine it.