Charting Cervical Mucus

Most couples have a difficult time conceiving when they seriously want to. It may be just out of plain lack of knowledge or maybe some other factors. One of the best indicators of being fertile is the cervical mucus in the vagina of the woman. This is one of the best indicators of fertility.

What is Cervical Mucus?

Cervical mucus is a secretion produced by your cervix. Your cervix is the small opening behind your vagina that allows access to your uterus. Throughout your menstrual cycle, you may notice that your cervical mucus changes in color, texture, and consistency. This is because of rising and falling hormone levels. Your cervical mucus can actually tell you a lot about your menstrual cycle, depending upon its texture and appearance.

Monitoring cervical fluid

Cervical mucus changes are observed in order to determine when exactly an ovulation occurs. These changes can be determined through the cervical mucus monitoring test. As a woman’s cycle progresses, her cervical mucus increases in volume as well as changes texture.

Whenever you notice that there are changes in your cervical mucus that particular change shows exactly where you are in your cycle. If you are consistent in the changes of your cervical mucus during the cycle, it may only mean that you are having hormonal fluctuations. This only means that you are most fertile whenever your mucus becomes clear, slippery and stretchy. Women describe this type of texture by comparing them to raw egg whites.

One should remember that before she collect their cervical mucus, it is important to wash hands first to avoid the transmission of germs which may infect your vagina. There are several ways to collect cervical mucus. One of the ways is to insert your finger into your vagina and collect it.

Another is to use toilet paper and wipe the entrance of your vagina and analyze the mucus that is collected in this manner. The most accurate manner to collect one’s cervical mucus is to insert one’s finger into the vagina and circle one’s finger around the cervix as close as one can. This will essentially allow you to actually get the cervical mucus instead of just its wetness.

If you will be monitoring the different changes in cervical mucus, it will require you to look to the past few cycles for analysis. It should also be able to provide you dependable results that you can trust when you are trying to conceive a child.

You will be able to do this yourself by obtaining a sample of your cervical secretions and stretching it between 2 of your fingers to test them for consistency. You can most probably use the thumb and the index finger for this. If you consistently observe the changes in your cervical mucus, you will be able to pinpoint the time of ovulation and increase the chances of pregnancy.