Fertile cervical mucus
By Dr. Ange Koutsofrigas (Registered Chinese medicine practitioner)
Cervical mucus is a fluid secreted by glands found in and around the cervix. Simply, fertile cervical mucus is a clue that ovulation is coming. While tracking your BBT will help confirm when you ovulate, observing the different stages of cervical mucus will help you to know when to make a baby.
The main ways to observe your fertile cervical mucus is by toilet paper check, discharge on your underwear or by an internal check. There are 3 main types of cervical mucus:
What does fertile cervical mucus look like?
- Sticky phase – the cervical mucus is white or cloudy, small and sticky, rubbing it together will keep it in tack and create little globules. This is the least fertile.
- Creamy phase – the cervical mucus transforms to a creamy or cloudy consistency, it’s abundant and thick and much less sticky. You are semi-fertile during this phase.
- Clear egg white – just before ovulation, your cervical mucus will take on a clear raw egg white quality, it will be abundant and extremely stretchy. Clear, stretchy cervical mucus is a sign your body has reached its prime fertile window and able to nourish and transport sperm through the cervix. This is the ultimate fertile cervical mucus.
When you see the clear egg white mucus, the time to make a baby is NOW!
What can I do for healthy cervical mucus?
Things that support healthy fertile cervical mucus is drinking plenty of water, avoid using lubricants and douching which disrupts the pH balance. In addition, maintaining a regular menstrual cycle and balancing hormone levels can be beneficial.
Do you want to speak to a health professional about your cervical mucus? Contact the Qi Medicine clinic to talk to us. Dr. Ange has a special interest in Fertility and can answer any questions you may have about your cycle, fertility, or acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
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