Using Cervical Mucus to Track Optimal Fertility
Cervical secretions also called cervical mucus is produced by the cervix. Your cervical mucus changes throughout your menstrual cycle. The consistency ranges from a fluid to a gel-like discharge from the cervix. Charting your cervical mucus helps identify when you are most fertile and likely to conceive. In Chinese Medicine the menstrual cycle is tracked, diagnosed and treated based on the Four Phases.
So, let’s start with the four phases of the menstrual cycle to track the changes of your cervical mucus. Below are the changes in consistency and texture.
Day 1 – 6 of cycle the secretions have a dry & sticky consistency
Day 7 – 9 the secretions have a creamy yoghurt-like consistency
During this phase you are not fertile.
Day 10 – 12 the secretions are wet and clear
Day 13-14 the secretions are gelatinous and of a raw egg-white consistency
You are most fertile during days 10 to 14. Wet and slippery cervical mucus indicates fertility. This type of discharge makes it easy for sperm to swim to an egg at ovulation. The egg white discharge typically lasts about four days
Day 14 – 28 the secretions are dry until menstruation occurs.
If you conceived at ovulation, you may still produce some cervical mucus. implantation bleeding may occur causing the cervical mucus to be tinged brown or pink. This generally happens around your period, which may cause you to think that you didn’t become pregnant.
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