How Cervical Mucus Helps Predict Your Most Fertile Days

Cervical mucus can be an important part of the process of becoming pregnant. It can help protect the sperm and get it where it needs to go so that the chances of the egg becoming fertilized are increased. However, there is also another thing that it can help greatly with and that is helping determine the days that a woman is most fertile.

1. HOW TO TELL IF I’M OVULATING

There are many other methods that can be used to tell if you are ovulating. For example, many women use an ovulation predictor kit to help make this determination. However, this must be used on a daily basis at exactly the right time. This can be extremely troublesome and can also become expensive before too long.

Another item that is popular is a basal thermometer. This also requires careful dedication in order to receive accurate readings and the instructions must be followed carefully. One small slip up and you will receive inaccurate information for the month.

However, there is also a way that you can tell if you are fertile for free and that involves the type of cervical mucus that is being put off by your uterus.

2. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KIND TO LOOK FOR?

The cervical mucus that is produced by the body changes throughout the month. Just after your period, you will find that your cervical mucus is basically non-existent. However, as the time approaches for your ovulation cycle and your fertile days, you will find that your cervical mucus begins to thin out and become closer to egg whites in consistency.

It is during this time that you are most fertile and you should begin trying to become pregnant. These changes are in direct relation to the hormones that are being produced by your body. These hormones will affect the quality of your cervical mucus and help give you a better chance of becoming pregnant naturally.

3. CAN I IMPROVE MY CERVICAL MUCUS?

The health of your cervical mucus may not always be consistent. In fact, some medications, illnesses and other conditions may make it difficult for you to produce cervical mucus at all. However, there are many things that you can do to help improve the health of your cervical mucus.

Robitussin

For example, many women have begun taking Robitussin in order to help improve the quality of their cervical mucus. Although this is typically used when you have a cold, Robitussin has been shown to improve the mucus that is located throughout the body, not just in relation to the nasal area. Because of this, many women have been able to use Robitussin to help improve the quality of their cervical mucus and make it easier for them to become pregnant.

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Herbs

There are also many herbs or over the counter medications that have been shown to help improve the cervical mucus that is being produced by a woman’s body. These over the counter medications are an all-natural approach that many women have relied on for centuries in order to increase their chances of becoming pregnant. Even though there is little scientific proof behind them, they have been shown to help women fight off a number of fertility issues including problems with their cervical mucus.

4. HOW DO I CHECK FOR IT?

Checking the quality of your cervical mucus is completed entirely by touch and appearance. If your vagina feels dry, moist or wet, these can all help you to determine if you are fertile or not. The color of the mucus can also be helpful as can the consistency. You are most fertile when the mucus that is put off by the uterus is slippery and lubricated and has a consistency and color like egg whites.

5. CONCLUSION

While it is not necessarily required for a woman to have cervical mucus in order to become pregnant, it has been shown to be very helpful when you are trying to conceive. It is also a simple and easy item to look for when you are trying to determine the days that you are most fertile.

Even though there are many other methods of checking for your most fertile days, this method is free and easy to do without any tools or tracking methods. If you are looking to become pregnant soon, this is at least a good place to start when you are tracking your ovulation cycle.