Fertile mucus is produced by the cervix around the time of ovulation and it is stringy, transparent, and looks like raw egg white.
When you notice egg white cervical mucus (EWCM), its a very positive sign that ovulation is about to occur.
Cervical fluid is commonly present in the vagina in order to lubricate, cleanse and protect the reproductive organs from bacterial, parasitic and viral infections.
Detecting fertile mucus is a very important aspects of charting your cycle.
If you do not have enough fertile cervical mucus, the sperm will not be able to survive and travel to the Fallopian tubes to fertilize your egg.
There are very effective natural methods that can to help your increase your cervical mucus production and maximize your conception attempt.
Your cervical mucus changes throughout your menstrual cycle in quantity, quality, color, and texture.
If you pay close attention, you will notice that your vaginal discharge has the same type of consistency at every stage of your cycle:
Clear, White, Very Scanty (not a lot), Cloudy, and Sticky.
From Day 7 to Day 10.
Stretchy, Clear, Like Raw egg White.
From Day 11 to Day 14.
Dry, White/Yellow, Sticky and Cloudy.
From Day 15 to Day 28.
The presence of fertile cervical mucus indicates that your body is getting ready for ovulation.
Detecting this type of mucus is very important when trying to conceive.
When ovulation has occurred your cervical mucus will change to thick, non-stretchy white or yellow in color with a lumpy consistence.
This video shows you how to detect fertile cervical mucus while charting your cycle:
Sperm cells needs cervical mucus to stay alive longer in your reproductive tract.
The longer you have fertile cervical mucus during ovulation, the higher your chances of getting pregnant.
When you have an abundant supply of stringy, clear cervical mucus, the sperms are provided with nourishment and are capable of swimming faster reaching the egg in healthier conditions.
If you have intercourse when you have lots of fertile mucus and are about to ovulate, your chances of getting pregnant increase dramatically.
If the vaginal environment is acidic, the male sperm will survive for a small period of time.
The presence of fertile cervical mucus in the vagina is very important because it protects the sperm from the acids contents of the vagina.
The presence of fertile cervical mucus helps the sperm travel up to the Fallopian tubes through the uterus fertilizing the egg.
Another important function of fertile mucus is to trap and slow down abnormal sperm.
One aspect of charting your fertility and knowing your fertility signs includes examining your cervical mucus patterns in order to determining when you are about to ovulate.
Here is the secret:
Make sure you have lots of fertile cervical mucus and that you have intercourse just before you ovulate.
Each day examine your mucus when sitting on the toilet. Wipe yourself by using a piece of toilet paper.
If you feel slippery and moist, you most likely will have clear, stringy fertile mucus. To make sure you do, insert you clean fingers inside of your cervix and collect a sample by putting some between your thumb and index finger.
When you pull you finger slightly apart, you will notice that the mucus will stretch for about 1 inch.
Many women who suffer from difficulty in conceiving have very little fertile mucus. Just by increasing the quantity and improving the quality of their cervical mucus they will get pregnant.
Your diet plays an important role in fertile cervical mucus production. Avoid foods that make your blood acidic like processed foods, excess meat consumption, refines carbohydrates, hydrogenated oils, etc.
If you have little or no fertile cervical mucus, improving your diet and taking a dietary supplement will help you.
FertileCM is designed to increase fertility by supporting the production of fertile mucus.
If you know you do not produce enough clear and stretchy cervical mucus, this supplement can make a difference while trying to achieve pregnancy.
FertileCM is designed to improve both the quantity and quality of a woman's cervical mucus. In addition to mucus production, FertileCM helps to strengthen the uterine lining for better implantation of the embryo.
This supplement contains important ingredients for cervical mucus production like:
Vitamin C to make the blood vessel walls stronger and fight infections. Vitamin C also increases the amount of water in your cervical mucus, which helps you produce more quantity of cervical mucus.
L-Arginine to increase the fluidity and production of your mucus during ovulation.
Lactobacilli acidophilus, a good bacteria that commonly colonizes the vagina and is very important in keeping this environment healthy and free from Candida overgrowth responsible for hostile mucus production and lowered fertility.
Grapeseed Extract, an antioxidant that gives additional support and protection to the sperm, making the cervical mucus sperm friendly. It also strengthens the immune system and prevents yeast infections.
N-Acetyl Cysteine to make the cervical mucus more fluid.
Calcium to make the pH of the cervical mucus less acidic and more sperm friendly.
Another supplement that increases fertile cervical mucus production is Evening Primrose Oil. This is an essential fatty acid that should be taken when your menses stop until ovulation. The recommended amount is 2,000 mg per day.
For many years, Evening Primrose Oil has been recommended by alternative practitioners to help women conceive.
Note: Do not take Evening Primrose Oil after ovulation because if are pregnant, it can cause mild uterine contractions and prevent implantation.
Avoid using lubricants because they can alter the pH of your mucus membranes and make your vaginal environment hostile to sperm.
Cervical Mucus During Early Pregnancy
It is quite common to have heavier discharge during the first few days of pregnancy, which then slowly decreases to look like a post ovulatory discharge and often becomes dry. This is every early pregnancy sign of pregnancy.
Not all women are aware of it unless they are tracking and monitoring their cervical mucus every day of the menstrual cycle.
Robitussin and Cervical Mucus
Taking Robitussin is another way to help fight hostile cervical mucus. Its active ingredient, guaifenesin, prevents the production of hostile mucus and helps increase the production of fertile cervical mucus that is stretchy, clear and looks like egg white.
I personally do not recommend taking Robitussin because it is a medical drug that poses side effects and in my opinion women who are trying to conceive should stay away from drugs as much as possible. FertileCM is definitely a safer, effective and more natural alternative.
Clomid and Cervical Mucus
If you have been put on Clomid by your fertility doctor, you may have decreased fertile mucus production. Many women end up having to have artificial insemination as a result of this side effect caused by the fertility drug Clomid.
If you have been on Clomid and are trying to conceive naturally, you need to make sure you have plenty of fertile cervical mucus if you want to get pregnant naturally.
FertileCM is safe to be taken while on Clomid or other fertility drugs.
If for any reason you need to use a personal lubricant, be aware that most of them out there on the market are not necessarily sperm friendly.
PreSeed sperm friendly lubricant in a multi-use tube with 9 applicators. This is the one I recommend if you need to use one.
Most couple love this product because unlike on like other products keeps the sperm inside your reproductive tract supporting and facilitating conception if you have low fertile eggwhite mucus at ovulation.
PreSeed is not at all sticky or pasty because it really looks and feels like natural egg white cervical mucus (EWCM). It is very comfortable, non irritating and pH balanced to imitate body secretions.
You can rest assure that it will not change texture during intercourse, but it will support and stimulate more of your own natural vaginal secretions.
The following factors will change your cervical mucus:
It is hard to tell the difference between seminal fluid and fertile mucus. Even without ejaculation it is hard to distinguish fertile mucus with lubricating vaginal mucus that occurs during intercourse.
Certain medications can change cervical mucus quality. They are:
Antidepressant, Antihistamines, and antibiotics.
Even herbal remedies can affect mucus discharge, as well as high doses of vitamin C.
Low mineral reserves and deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron can also cause low production of cervical mucus.
This is why it is very important to take fertility vitamins and minerals when trying to conceive.
The following health condition may make it difficult the identification of fertile mucus.
Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome. Following the PCOS diet will help you.
Coming off the pill. Wait a few cycles before attempting to get pregnant in order to allow your body to adapt to making its own hormones again.
Breastfeeding. Some women who are breastfeeding have irregular menses and do not ovulate regularly. This is more likely during the first 6 months after birth.
Yeast Infections. Treat any chronic yeast infection before your decide to get pregnant because the yeast will make sperm's environment acidic and hostile.
Make sure you add the following super-foods to your diet:
This herb helps the body become more alkaline assisting detoxification. When your body is more alkaline, your vaginal environment becomes friendly to sperm. This herb also balances estrogen and helps support ovulation.
Drink 6-8 glasses of purified water each day and avoid, caffeine and carbonated beverages.
Carrots are high in beta carotene a precursor of Vitamin A in the body. Low vitamin A is associated with low fertile mucus production.
The best way to begin is by doing fertility charting for a month or two and you will know if you have enough raw egg white quality mucus during your fertile days.
If you already know that you don't produce fertile mucus, take FertileCM and Fertility Vitamins to speed things up.