Cervical Mucus + Cervix Position - Ultimate Guide (+Photos)

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Philip Druce

By Philip Druce, Founder of Ovulation Calculator

There are a number of things you can do to detect when you're fertile and when you ovulate.

In this article we will be focusing on the natural fertility signs that your cervix provides each cycle.

It's easy and effective to learn when you're fertile by checking your cervical mucus (also known as cervical fluid) and/or checking your cervix position and texture.

Here's 4 reasons why you need to read this article;

  1. Having sex on the wrong days essentially means sperm will NOT reach your egg.
  2. You're going to learn how your cervix controls the transport of sperm and use this knowledge to your advantage.
  3. Understanding when to have sex based on mucus type can increase your chances of conception from 0% to 30%.
  4. Step-by-step "how-to" instructions and images will help you quickly learn this.

While some methods of detecting fertility and ovulation rely on apparatus that you are required to buy (such as a basal body temperature thermometer or ovulation prediction kits) cervix and cervical fluid monitoring doesn't require you to purchase anything.

All you need to do is be aware of the natural signs your body provides each cycle.

Hormones that control your menstrual cycle are responsible for the pattern of changes that occur in your cervix and cervical mucus.

Once you know these patterns you can time sexual intercourse in relation to ovulation to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner. We will be explaining when the best days are, later in this article.

We will also cover ways to increase and thin your cervical mucus, to help sperm reach your egg easier.

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What is the cervix?

The cervix is a dynamic part of the female reproductive system which helps facilitate the journey of sperm during ovulation. At other times, the cervix prevents sperm from entering the uterus. It can be described as the gateway to the uterus, acting as both a barrier and transport for sperm, depending on the phase of the cycle.

The cervix. Gateway to the uterus, acting as both a barrier and transport for sperm

It's a cylinder of muscle tissue about one inch long that connects the top of the vagina to the uterus. The length and texture of the cervix changes during the cycle.

The following image shows the position of the cervix. Note how it connects the vagina to the uterus. The part of the cervix on the vagina side is called the 'ectocervix' and it looks like a small doughnut with a small hole in the center. The opening in the center is called the 'external os'. The canal inside the cervix is called the 'endocervix', the opening at the uterus end is called the 'internal os'.

Position of the cervix. Note how it connects the vagina to the uterus

The cervix also has a role during birth, when it dilates up to 10 cm to allow a baby to pass through from the womb.

Cervix changes

Your cervix changes during the fertile phase of your cycle. You can observe the changes by feeling your cervix and we'll show you how to do this step-by-step below.

Below is a typical pattern of cervix changes you can expect to observe.

Before Fertile Phase

Before your fertile phase your cervix will feel hard (like the tip of your nose) and be lower in the vagina, closed and dry (no cervical fluid).

Fertile Phase

As you enter your fertile window and approach ovulation your cervix will change. It will feel softer (like your lips), higher, open and wet (due to the presence of cervical fluid). This is known as "SHOW" (soft, high, open, wet) - your most fertile state.

After Fertile Phase

After ovulation, the cervix reverts back to its infertile position.

Typical pattern of cervix changes you can expect to observe

Note: Cervix changes occur slowly as ovulation approaches, but revert quickly after ovulation.

Real cervix images

Below are 33 real cervix images, an excellent way for you to visualize an entire cycle of cervix changes so you know what to feel and look for when monitoring. If you wish to view these, please tap on Expand Real Cervix Images.

Cervix Day 1

Cervix Day 2

Blood - Red, clotty and heavy flow.

What is cervical mucus?

In response to hormones that control the menstrual cycle, glands in the cervix produce a substance known as cervical mucus, also known as 'CM', cervical fluid (CF), vaginal discharge, vaginal secretions or cervical secretions.

Glands in the cervix produce a substance known as cervical mucus

A good way to understand cervical mucus is to compare it to the mucus that comes out of your nose. If you blow your nose when you don't have a cold, you may not notice any mucus, or you may notice a hard sticky mucus. If you touch it, it feels tacky. When you have cold or allergy the mucus contains higher levels of water and becomes runny and feels slippery.

Your cervical mucus also goes through several changes in appearance and texture, changing from sticky/tacky to slippery, also due to rising levels of water content.

Cervical mucus changes for a reason, to allow sperm or prevent sperm and bacteria from entering your uterus. You'll learn more about these physical changes of the cervix in the next section.

When the hormone estrogen is high (during the days leading up to ovulation) the structure of cervical mucus allows sperm to swim through it.

At other times during the menstrual cycle, the structure of cervical mucus presents a barrier to sperm and plugs the cervical canal to prevent any bacteria entering the uterus. See the images below.

Structure of cervical mucus presents a barrier to sperm

The daily production of cervical mucus comes from cells that line several hundred glands in the cervix. Depending on the phase of the cycle, production can vary from 600 mg before ovulation to 20-60 mg at other times.1

Cervical mucus is a natural and healthy substance that provides sperm with an optimal environment to survive and swim. It's similar to semen in the way that both help sperm survive.

It's mostly made up of water (about 93%, increasing to 98% before ovulation). It also contains electrolytes, glucose and proteins.2

Note: Cervical mucus is not to be confused with vaginal fluid, the latter of which is a lubricative fluid that can be produced during sexual arousal anytime during the menstrual cycle.

Cervical mucus changes

When trying to get pregnant, it makes sense to regularly check your cervical fluid/mucus. The advantage of checking and learning your pattern of changes is a better understanding of your body and when you're most fertile.

You can observe changes in cervical mucus from the vulva (the external genitals including the labia and vagina opening) or internally, we show you how to do both step-by-step below.

You can examine the toilet tissue after using the bathroom, but it can be beneficial to carry out both external and internal observations.

Some women find it hard to interpret their fertility by external mucus observations alone. Internal observation helps by obtaining mucus directly from the cervix opening. You're also more likely to notice mucus earlier than you would see it at the vulva.

We asked 29,523 women who are trying to get pregnant how they were checking their cervical fluid. Only 13% said they were using their fingers. Here are the full results.

Cervix observations survey result

The pattern of changes in cervical mucus

Take a look at the pattern of changes you can expect to see during a typical cycle.

Beginning of cycle

The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your period. During period days blood is passing through the cervix.

After your period

After your period, you may not notice any cervical mucus (dry days). After the dry days your cervix discharge will start. Rising hormone levels cause your cervix to produce mucus that is often described as sticky, tacky or pasty.

Approaching ovulation

As you approach ovulation and enter your fertile window, increasing levels of the hormone estrogen cause your cervix to produce a mucus with higher water content, making it become creamy.

Just before ovulation

At peak fertility, your cervical mucus looks and feels like raw egg white (clear, slippery and stretchy), often referred to as EWCM (egg white cervical mucus). Using a finger and thumb you should be able to stretch it more than an inch without it breaking. This is really fertile cervical mucus and it provides the best environment for sperm.

At the time of ovulation

Your cervical mucus may become more watery and reach its maximum in quantity after peak fertility, but it's not as fertile as the raw egg type.

After ovulation

After ovulation cervical mucus starts to become sticky again and then dry up until your next period (about 10 to 14 days later).

The pattern of changes in cervical mucus

Note: It's possible to see two or more waves of fertile cervical mucus. This can happen when your body prepares to ovulate but ovulation doesn't occur. Your cervical mucus dries up. Then your body prepares to ovulate again and so the cervical mucus shows again. This is known as the "double peak pattern" and is explained in more detail later.

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Step-by-step "how-to" instructions to check your cervix and cervical mucus (CM)

The following steps will show you how to check your cervix and cervical fluid/mucus. You may choose to do both of these observations at the same time (internal observations) or only the external observations of cervical mucus/fluid.

In order to avoid repetition, the "How To" steps include instructions for both:

Internal Cervix and Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations Internal Cervix and CM Observations

External Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations External Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations

We believe this is a better way to teach you how to carry out the observations. For this reason, some of the steps will be split into two sections, one for the internal observations and one for external observations.

It's a good idea to observe your cervix and cervical mucus pattern over a few cycles to ensure you are confident in identifying the changes.

Step 1 - When to check

Internal Cervix and Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations Internal Cervix and CM Observations

Begin checking after your period ends. Check one to two times a day, but not straight after sleeping or after a bowel movement (you may get inaccurate cervix results due to relaxed muscles).

External Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations External CM Observations

Start checking after your period ends. You can check each time you go to the toilet, before and after urination.

Step 2 - Hygiene and safety

Always clean your hands with soap and water before checking. Don't do internal observations with long or sharp fingernails.

Step 3 - Locating your cervix

This step only applies for Internal Cervix and CM Observations, if you are only performing External CM Observations, please go to step 4.

Your cervix is the part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. It's at the top of your vagina; about 3 to 6 inches inside.

The cervix is the part of the uterus that opens into the vagina

You can locate your cervix by sitting on an open toilet and inserting your index and middle fingers into your vagina to touch your cervix. You can also sit on the edge of your bed or even stand up and raise one foot onto your bed. If you're doing internal cervical mucus observations at the same time (covered below), you can use two fingers.

Locate your cervix by sitting on an open toilet and inserting your index and middle fingers into your vagina to touch your cervix

Depending on the phase of your cycle, your cervix may be higher or lower in the vagina. If you cannot reach it, try pushing your abdomen in and down with your other hand. If you still cannot reach it, it's a good sign that your cervix is high, indicating you're in your fertile phase.

Step 4 - How to check

Internal Cervix and Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations Internal Cervix and CM Observations

Your cervix is shaped like a small doughnut with a small hole in the center. Some people describe it like the small end of a pear with the stem removed.

Cervix is shaped like a small doughnut with a small hole in the center

Reach as far as you can into your vagina and feel your cervix with the tips of your fingers.

Note: It's not uncommon to find that that your cervix is tilted to one side, so feel around.

You should be able to feel a small indentation where the cervix opening is.

Small indentation where the cervix opening is

Cervix - As described above, your cervix will change from an infertile state to a fertile state before ovulation, and then revert back to its infertile state after ovulation. Check the firmness, does it feel soft like your lips, or firm like your nose. Check the position, is it high or low in the vagina. Check the opening, does it feel open or closed? Check the moistness, does it feel wet or dry.

CM - To collect CM for observation, open your fingers and place your fingertips either side of your cervix and slowly move your fingers from the sides of the cervix to the top, until your fingers are together again.

Withdraw your fingers and look at your fingertips for signs of mucus by slowly separating your fingertips.

External Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations External CM Observations

You can check with toilet tissue or by feeling your vulva and its sensations.

Toilet tissue - Using white toilet tissue, fold it and wipe yourself from front to back observe the feeling, does it feel dry, slippery, wet? Look at the toilet tissue, do you see anything? Lift the mucus off the tissue and observe it between your finger and thumb.

Vulva observations - Pay attention to sensations at the vulva, does it feel dry, tacky, moist, slippery, wet? Gently feel your vulva areas and pay attention to how it feels.

Step 5 - Identifying and recording the changes

Internal Cervix and Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations Internal Cervix and CM Observations

Cervix - How did it feel - was it soft or firm, lower or higher, open or closed, wet or dry? Or somewhere in between? Take a note of what your felt.

- SHOW (soft, high, open, wet)
- Medium (in between)
- FLCD (firm, low, closed, dry)

CM - Cervical mucus tends to start out as thick or tacky, then as it gets more fluidly it becomes creamy, then stretchy (raw egg white), then more fluidly (watery) before drying up.

Separate your fingers to see how far it stretches. Dry / tacky mucus won't stretch at all, stretchy mucus will typically cling to your fingers and can stretch from anywhere between an inch to about 4 inches. You are less fertile when you have sticky / tacky mucus and more fertile when you can stretch your mucus over an inch.

Cervical mucus type observed (none/dry, sticky/tacky, thick/creamy, raw egg white, watery)

Take a note of the presence and mucus type observed (none/dry, sticky/tacky, thick/creamy, raw egg white, watery).

External Cervical Mucus (CM) Observations External CM Observations

Record the presence and type of mucus you observed from the external observation (none/dry, sticky/tacky, thick/creamy, raw egg white, watery).

Both external & internal - If you are using Ovulation Calculator to help you get pregnant, log the result in your daily log at the end of the day. In the case of multiple types of mucus throughout the day, record the most-fertile type.

Quick reference of cervix and mucus changes

Time in cycle

Cervix feeling

Mucus appearance, texture


Fertility rating

After period

Firm, Low, Closed, Dry



Not fertile

After dry days

Firm, Low, Opening, Dry



Not fertile

Approaching ovulation

Soft, Higher, Opening, Wet

Creamy, cloudy, whitish, yellowish. Thick and does not stretch.



Just before ovulation

Soft, Highest, Open, Wet

Slippery, looks and feels like raw egg white




Soft, Higher, Open, Wet




After ovulation

Hard, Lower, Closing, Dry

Sticky, then dries up until next cycle

Sticky or dry

Not fertile

Best days to try and conceive

Conception is unlikely to occur if you don't have sex during your fertile window. Your fertile window is a 6-day interval ending on the day of ovulation. The start of this window normally corresponds to a rise in hormones which results in the cervix producing cervical mucus.

A study in Italy found that the probability of conception is essentially zero on days with no cervical mucus. This increased dramatically to 30% on days with the most fertile-type cervical mucus.

If you're trying to get pregnant the best days to have sex are usually the two days before you ovulate. This is normally when your cervix is in its fertile state (SHOW) and your cervical fluid resembles raw egg white and can be stretched more than an inch.

Increase your chances by having sex on the two best days each cycle

Causes of low cervical mucus

Some women only have a small amount of mucus and for a small proportion of women they may not notice mucus at all. In some circumstances the lack of mucus is due to inadequate estrogen levels, but in others it may be due to lifestyle factors that may just need a little adjusting.

Here are some causes of a lack of cervical mucus;

  1. Hormonal imbalance
  2. Nutrition deficiency
  3. Medications
  4. Infections
  5. Douching (vaginal washing)
  6. Weight (being under/over weight)

10 Tips to improve cervical mucus

Here are some of the things you can do to increase the quantity and quality of your mucus naturally:

  1. Stop smoking - Smoking alters how the hormone estrogen is metabolised by the body.
  2. Avoid toxins - Soap or body wash interferes with the delicate pH balance of the vagina and mucus. Cut out these chemicals to improve cervical mucus.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight - If you are overweight or underweight it is very likely that your delicate hormone balance is disrupted. Good estrogen levels are needed to make quality cervical mucus.
  4. Avoid lubrication - This may interfere with your observations but also restricts the movement of sperm. If you do need to use lubrication during sex, use only lubrication that is "sperm friendly".
  5. Avoid some medications - such as antihistamines, which can decrease the amount of mucus. However, do not cease any prescribed medication until you have discussed this with your doctor.
  6. Stay hydrated - Drink plenty of water, at least 2 litres a day.
  7. Avoid high doses of Vitamin C supplements - These may have the effect of drying mucus so make sure you are taking no more than the recommended dose or better still, rather than taking supplements ensure that Vitamin C is present in your daily diet.
  8. Eat foods with high alkaline properties - Although there is no conclusive evidence, it is believed that eating such foods may improve mucus. Enjoy foods like celery, cabbage, kale, pumpkins, watercress and almonds and avoid highly acidic foods like beef, pork, bacon, wheat, corn and some dairy such as cheese and cow"s milk.
  9. Take Evening Primrose Oil - Taking this in the first half of your cycle (up until predicted ovulation) may help to improve cervical mucus.
  10. Take L-Arginine - This is an essential amino acid that is believed to improve the fluidity and production of cervical mucus as well as looking after your general reproductive health.

If after trying these natural solutions you do not notice any improvement in your cervical mucus, consult your doctor about other options.

Double peak pattern

You only ovulate once per cycle, but your body may go through multiple attempts during a particular cycle.

Here's what can happen;

As your body prepares to ovulate cervical mucus shows, but if ovulation does not occur, cervical mucus can dry up for a few days. A few days later your body prepares to ovulate again, cervical mucus shows up again. This is known as a "double peak", but it can also happen more than twice.

What is a "peak day"? The peak day is known as the last day of more-fertile cervical mucus before drying up.

Cervical mucus after conception / implantation

Many women notice a white or clear creamy mucus after implantation. This is sometimes mixed with a little blood and so can also have a tint of brown or pink colour.

Implantation is when a fertilized egg (ovum) attaches to the wall of the uterus. Some women experience implantation bleeding at this time. After implantation, increasing amounts of the hormone progesterone cause the cervix to produce mucus.

Mucus is required in early pregnancy as it forms a plug in the cervical canal to prevent bacteria from entering the uterus. However, not all women experience cervical mucus after conception.


Learning how to observe the changes in your cervix and cervical mucus can help you get pregnant sooner.

With some practice you'll be able to detect these changes to help you pinpoint ovulation.

The best time to have sex when trying to conceive is within the two days leading up to ovulation.

Calculate when these two days are for you

Infographic "how-to" guide

To help you remember these steps, take a look at the following infographic.

Cervix and Cervical Mucus Observations Step-by-Step Infographic

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  1. Joan Jul 19, 2016
    Thanks l now know how to track cervical mucus changes and be able to conceive.
    1. Phil (OC Team): You're welcome, thanks for your comment. - (Jul 19, 2016)
    2. Bukola: From April to July, my period has always been between 22 and 24 days, but in July, it came on the 30th of and ended on the 1st of August. When is my ovulation period? - (Aug 27, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here for a prediction. Good luck! - (Aug 28, 2016)
    4. Jessie: What is going on with me? I was light cramping yesterday and after I ate, took my vitamins and vomited. No sign of period yet. - (Aug 31, 2016)
    5. Christina (OC Team): Have you logged your data? It's important to know where you are in your cycle. - (Aug 31, 2016)
    6. Fk: I noticed that I don't have stretchy CM since I delivered my last child 2 years ago. Can I still get pregnant? - (Nov 04, 2016)
    7. Sandra: Can someone get pregnant without CM? - (Dec 15, 2016)
  2. Augustina Jul 19, 2016
    I impressed and i hope that i will be pregnant this month
    1. Phil (OC Team): Thanks Augustina, best of luck. - (Jul 19, 2016)
  3. Mahi Jul 19, 2016
    Good info.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thank you Mahi. - (Jul 21, 2016)
  4. Esther Jul 20, 2016
    Good lectures, i'll 4lo this instructions, tnx alot.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thanks for your comment! - (Jul 20, 2016)
  5. Linda Jul 20, 2016
    Really find it very helpful.
    1. Phil (OC Team): Thanks for your comment Linda. - (Jul 22, 2016)
  6. Jenny Jul 22, 2016
    This is educational.
    1. Phil (OC Team): Thanks Jenny, glad it helped. - (Jul 22, 2016)
  7. Basirat Jul 23, 2016
    1. Phil (OC Team): Glad it was helpful. - (Jul 26, 2016)
    2. Dorcas: It's informative. - (Aug 08, 2016)
  8. Hannah Jul 24, 2016
    Thx for the teaching... i will sn ovulate cos am trying to conceive.
    1. Phil (OC Team): Thanks for your comment, you're welcome. - (Jul 26, 2016)
  9. Tina Jul 27, 2016
    I found this information very helpful. Now I know how to check my cervix mucus.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thanks for commenting Tina, glad it helped. - (Jul 28, 2016)
    2. Pris: Goodness, this is so helpful! I never knew all of this! - (Jan 02, 2017)
  10. Tammy Jul 27, 2016
    This was really much needed information thanks soo much!
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thank you. - (Jul 28, 2016)
    2. Dale: The information in this article was very clear. I am now in a better position to understand how my body works. - (Oct 31, 2016)
  11. Ogechi Jul 28, 2016
    Thanks I found this calendar. It's diff from other on line calendar. Is very helpful.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thank you for your feedback. - (Jul 28, 2016)
  12. Siene Jul 28, 2016
    How many times do I need to make love In a week because I don't know If i actually ovulate or when I do ovulate?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Okay, the first thing to do is work out when you're ovulating. Please read this: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ Then use Ovulation Calculator daily to log your cycle info and read the tips. - (Jul 28, 2016)
  13. Akpoarherhe Jul 28, 2016
    How many days does ovulation start after period?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Everyone is different, and even the same women will ovulate on different cycle days from cycle to cycle. That's why it's important to know the signs of ovulation. - (Jul 28, 2016)
  14. Akpoarherhe Jul 28, 2016
    On what day will a person with a 31 day cycle start ovulation after their period?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi, everyone is different and even the same woman can ovulate on different cycle days from cycle to cycle. But if we base this example on a 31-day cycle, we would still need to know the luteal phase. Most women ovulate 15 days before their next period. Please see this: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation/ - (Jul 29, 2016)
  15. Jane Jul 30, 2016
    Hi, My period is more than ten days and before it was five days, since then I've been experiencing cervical mucus round the month. No dry time, what should I do?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Jane, you should monitor your cervical fluid (CF) over a few cycles so you can learn your pattern. Some women experience more CF, and for longer, than others. - (Jul 31, 2016)
  16. Anniej Jul 31, 2016
    Very helpful
  17. Ngozi Aug 03, 2016
    Hi. The length of my period is getting shorter. I feel dry, in terms of the cervical mucus, most of the cycle. I really want to conceive a boy.
  18. Gely Aug 04, 2016
    Hi. I had sex in my fertile window and I started feeling cramps that I never felt before just after ovulation. Now, my period is approaching and the cramps are increasing. Does this mean I'm pregnant or not?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The only thing that can confirm pregnancy is a test, but the cramping could implantation. It could also be your period. Take this quiz to see if your symptoms match up https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 04, 2016)
  19. Briana Aug 05, 2016
    This is extremely helpful. By far the most helpful thing I've read.
  20. Mzet Aug 06, 2016
    Thanks for the information. I used your ovulation calender this month and I'm 3DPO according to your calendar. I'm feeling dizzy, lightheaded and have lower abdominal pains. Could I be pregnant or is it just my mind decieving me? 12 days to my AF.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Only a test can confirm pregnancy, but while you wait to test, have a look at these early signs of pregnancy to see if your symptoms seem to match up https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/early-signs-pregnancy/ - (Aug 06, 2016)
  21. Sh Aug 07, 2016
    My OC says I ovulate on August 5th, but my CM was sticky and white that day. Before that, it was EW for few days. Will my chart correct itself? When did I really ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you ovulated earlier than the fifth. Your CM will be sticky and white after ovulation, and you will notice EWCM before ovulation (when you are at your most fertile). Enter the day you ovulated (after EWCM and before sticky white CM) and your chart will update. - (Aug 08, 2016)
  22. Naomi Aug 08, 2016
    I have tried to follow the cervix and cervical mucus "how to," but I do not know if am touching the cervix. I tried to do it just now, but my middle finger just went inside my vagina. It was very deep inside, but my finger did not touch any circle. Also it is open and wet. I don't know if i got it right. Please shed more light on it.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you don't feel anything at all, your cervix may currently be too high. This can happen when you are in your peak fertile phase. If you felt something but just didn't feel the circle, I'd suggest trying again. The cervix opening (OS) is often off center, so you may have to feel around for it. - (Aug 08, 2016)
    2. Naomi: Thanks, I will try that again. - (Aug 08, 2016)
  23. Sh Aug 08, 2016
    I have logged my CM and CP every day and my chart is not updating. How can I edit my ovulation date?
  24. Jacqueline Aug 08, 2016
    I found this website a little too late, but its been very helpful. I used another app to help me track my cycle. After reading all these articles about CF, I feel like that app was wrong even though Ovulation calculator also showed my fertile window as July 22-27. I did not have that "ideal" CF until the 30th. Could the fertile and ovulation window be off on ovulation calculator? Thanks!
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Jacqueline, Any ovulation calculator will estimate your ovulation based on your cycle dates and length, but what stands out about Ovulation Calculator is that it will adjust its calculations as you add more information about your cycle. So if you notice EWCM on the 30th and log that information, your predicted fertile window will adjust. This will help you better predict ovulation in future cycles. Always go with the signs your body is giving you. Just don't forget to come back here and log your data. Good luck! - (Aug 08, 2016)
    2. Jacqueline: Thank you. I did log CM for the 30th, but that didnt change anything with the fertile window. Ovulation calculator alerted me to take a pregnancy test today (the 10th), but it is negative. Is it too early for a BFP? THX - (Aug 10, 2016)
  25. Amira Aug 08, 2016
    I gave birth on the 2nd of May but lost my babies. My period isn't regular for now, but I hope to get pregnant soon. Thanks.
  26. Rachael Aug 10, 2016
    I just found this app, but really like it. I have been trying for a baby after an ectopic pregnancy that happened 2 years ago. I've learned so much in just one day, thank you.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Glad we could help with information. Good luck on your journey! - (Aug 10, 2016)
  27. Chy Aug 11, 2016
    Please, I need your help. I saw white mucus. But I don't know what happened. I guess it didnt work because the next month I saw my period. I really want to conceive a boy. What do I do?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's normal for a healthy, fertile couple to take a few cycles to conceive. Have a look at this article to learn more about increasing your odds. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/get-pregnant/ - (Aug 11, 2016)
    2. Eyr: Pls help me out. I've been trying to conceive for about 2 years now. Nothing good has come out of it. Sometimes, I feel the sticky thing there and I have sex, but nothing has come out of it. Please advise. Thanks. - (Dec 24, 2016)
  28. Kelechi Aug 11, 2016
    Thanks for the info. When I ovulate I don't see the stretchy mucus.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cervical mucus changes aren't as obvious to everyone. If this is the case for you, be sure to track in other ways, e.g. BBT or OPK https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 11, 2016)
  29. Hannah Aug 11, 2016
    I'm 26, and due to a health issue, I had to have my left ovary removed. Can I still get pregnant? Will it be harder?

    My husband and I have been trying since December 2015 and have had no positive pregnancy tests. We're still learning all of this info to help us conceive a second child, our first child (5 years ago was easy) a little help or any suggestions or info would be much appreciated.
    1. Christina (OC Team): As long as you are ovulating and there are no other fertility issues, you should be able to get pregnant. With one ovary removed, it's more important to track ovulation. There are a few ways you can do this. First, set up an account at Ovulation Calculator. Then, start charting your basal body temperature. More on that here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ You can also look for the cervical position and mucus changes, using this article as a guide. And/or use an over-the-counter ovulation predictor kit. Good luck! - (Aug 12, 2016)
    2. Hannah: Thank you very much, we have found this website is absolutely amazing for us to use. Its easy and I will definitely be spreading the word about it to friends. - (Aug 12, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): So glad to hear that, thank you! - (Aug 12, 2016)
  30. Godswill Aug 14, 2016
    My CM is creamy all through and after ovulation, why?
    1. Christina (OC Team): As the article mentions, some women do experience creamy CM after implantation. It sounds like this may be a possibility, depending on a few factors (e.g., cycle date and other symptoms). Have a look at this article to learn more about what happens during implantation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 15, 2016)
  31. Ifeoma Aug 17, 2016
    Very interesting. I am impressed.
  32. Alozie Aug 17, 2016
    Thanks a lot for this teaching. I'm trying to conceive. I hope this will be helpful.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Good luck - (Aug 18, 2016)
  33. Mita Aug 19, 2016
    Really helpful....
  34. Sandra Aug 20, 2016
    This was super helpful!!! I feel way more informed!!!! Thanks!
  35. Sarah Aug 23, 2016
    I really appreciate this information. I was able to find my cervix after reading this. I was wondering if it tells anywhere on this site, or if anyone can tell me what position and texture (softeness/hardness) the cervix takes if conception has occurred?

    1. Christina (OC Team): The positon of your cervix in early pregnancy will be high, but not as high as it was when you were ovulating, soft and closed. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  36. Vicky Aug 25, 2016
    Is it possible to have the egg white mucus for 6 to 7 days? I'm on day 7 right now (Thursday) of the egg white (I check twice a day but it says to use the most fertile mucus) and my calendar said I ovulated on Sunday. My last cycle I only had egg white mucus for 2 days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Try looking for other signs of ovulation, such as charting BBT or tracking cervical position. More info here https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 25, 2016)
  37. Bukola Aug 26, 2016
    I don't think I ovulated at all because I only noticed watery CF each day. Please, which drug can I use to improve my CF? Thanks!
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should talk to your doctor about any medications you think you may need. In the meantime, have a look at this article. It has information about improving cervical mucus naturally. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Aug 26, 2016)
  38. Bukola Aug 26, 2016
    With all this information, it seems am not ovulating. Which drug can you recommend for me please? Thanks!
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should talk to your doctor about any medications you think you may need. In the meantime, be sure to look closely for signs of ovulation. I recommend charting BBT in addition to any other method you may be using. Have a look at this article for more information: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 26, 2016)
  39. Bukola Aug 27, 2016
    Thanks, I will work on this.
  40. Otis Sep 01, 2016
    Wonderful, I will start trying this and I hope I get pregnant this month.
  41. Lilly Sep 01, 2016
    Thank you for this. I have read so much info but none has been this clear. Wish I found this a month ago, but happy I found it now!! SEPT will be our month now that I have accurate info.
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's a great attitude! Good luck! - (Sep 01, 2016)
  42. Oge Sep 02, 2016
    Is the cervix always open during ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes. The cervix is Soft High Open and Wet (SHOW) during ovulation. It must be open to allow sperm to pass through. - (Sep 02, 2016)
  43. Nikky Sep 03, 2016
    It has been almost 4 years that I had sex last but planning to get pregnant this year. Would my body systems still be okay to conceive?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Abstaining from sex shouldn't impact fertility. Good luck! - (Sep 03, 2016)
    2. Nikky: Thank you. - (Sep 04, 2016)
  44. Samantha Sep 04, 2016
    Wow! This so helpful. My husband and I have been Googling and Googling to get this information! We have been actively trying to conceive for awhile now. My husband has starting taking a vitamin for the past 2 months. Last month, we didnt catch my ovation period. I know we had sex for a week straight to make sure we hit the window of ovulation. This information really makes me feel hopeful that this month could be the month that we get a positive test. Thank you so much.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm so glad you found the information helpful! Good luck!! - (Sep 04, 2016)
  45. Joxy Sep 06, 2016
    I am in my fertile phase now and expecting ovulation in the next 2 days, according to my ovulation calendar. I felt my cervix, but it's not deep. I can easily the last two days. It's soft not that wet and open. I don't know if I am really ovulating. I also had sex yesterday.
    1. Christina (OC Team): The calendar will give you an estimated fertile window, but you should also look for the signs of ovulation. Have a look at this article for more info: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ You may also use an OPK or chart BBT. Be sure to log your results into your account here and the accuracy of your prediction should update. - (Sep 06, 2016)
  46. Stephanie Sep 06, 2016
    Thank you for this post, and the pictures help!
  47. Roseline Sep 11, 2016
    Very helpful, thanks. But I have a question, if your ovulation is to come on 8th of sep., then you have sex in 5?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm not sure I understand your question. But if you are trying to calculate your fertile window, you would count back five days from ovulation. So if you ovulated on the 8th, your fertile window would include the 3rd through the 8th. Hope that helps! - (Sep 11, 2016)
  48. Euphemia Sep 13, 2016
    I got more of something that is like cooked soft yam rather than sticky. What can be the cause? My period will start today after 2 or three days and it will stop. Then in the next 2 days, it will come out again.
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's an interesting observation. You may want to ask your doctor about this and the irregular period. - (Sep 13, 2016)
  49. Divine Sep 14, 2016
    Please, can the absence of cervical mucus prevent pregnancy from occurring? Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cervical mucus plays an important role in the process as it helps guide sperm through the cervix and into the uterus. Have a look at this article for natural ways to increase cervical mucus. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ Good luck! - (Sep 14, 2016)
  50. Esther Sep 17, 2016
    My menstrual period was supposed to come out on the 14th of Sept, but has not come until now. What could be the cause?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Women can miss periods for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and hormonal imbalances. I'd suggest taking a pregnancy test. - (Sep 17, 2016)
  51. Ashley Sep 19, 2016
    After ovulation, my body goes through all signs of pregnancy and often all at once. From around implantation time its seems to settle. From here my cervical mucus goes between clear and wet - white and creamy. Is this normal? I've had bloods taken amd hormone checked, but it always comes back normal.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If this is normal for you and your blood tests came back normal, I wouldn't worry. - (Sep 19, 2016)
  52. Geraldine Sep 20, 2016
    This was really helpful. God bless you.
  53. Beatrice Sep 21, 2016
    The CM after implantation helped a lot. I've been getting the white creamy mucus. Tomorrow, I'm supposed to either come on my cycle or take a pregnancy test. Between the falling asleep, vomiting, constipation and craving of watermelon on a daily basis... we will see. My husband and I are cautiously optimistic. Dr. appt on Monday. Thank you for this article.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
    2. Anna: Did you see a bfp???? Anna - (Oct 05, 2016)
    3. Beatrice: No got a bfn....had cycle this week. The calendar is great for a lot of things but tracking my period is not one of them. Although my cycle is only 4-6 days max with 5 the norm, I still have one pretty much the same time every month. That's different from what the calculator shows but hopefully this time around will bring me wonderful news. I was bummed for about an hour and my husband said, "No worries, practicing is the most fun." Wishing you all baby dust. - (Oct 06, 2016)
  54. Anna Sep 23, 2016
    Hi, I am 3 DPO now and since yesterday, my CM is very white and creamy. My breasts are tender but usually are after ovulation. My cycle is 28 days every time. I am having some mild cramps. What should my CM look like at 3 dpo if fertilization has occurred and how should it look if I am not pregnant? Thank you all so much!!! I want to be pregnant so badly!!!! Sending baby dust to everyone!!!!! Please send me girl baby dust as I already have 2 boys!!!!!!!! :)
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women report clear or creamy CM after pregnancy, but some women who aren't pregnant have mentioned the same. Unfortunately, tracking CM isn't a reliable way to determine whether you are pregnant. Testing is still the best way. Good luck and baby dust to you! - (Sep 23, 2016)
    2. Anna: Thank you so much for your reply. I am so anxious to find out!!! I have tried the Shettles method with my husband (1st month of trying) to get a baby girl. With my other two pregnancies, I got pregnant straight away, but I was only 27 and 29 years old! Now I am nearly 35, so I'm hoping I am not too old to get pregnant! - (Sep 24, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): The 2ww can be rough, but you must be getting close to testing now. Good luck!! - (Sep 24, 2016)
    4. Anna: Just tested 4 days before my period and it was negative. Hopefully I will see a bfp next month :( - (Oct 03, 2016)
  55. Unique Sep 29, 2016
    Hi there.. I don't know how much I can thank you for your help because now I am pregnant. The best thing you need to do for me is prayer because I have had miscarriages two times. Now I put every thing in God's hands.
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's great news, congratulations!! Wishing you all the best! - (Sep 29, 2016)
  56. QueenKubura Oct 04, 2016
    Why am I ovulating and my cm is not ewcm but white and creamy?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You could still be in your fertile window. How are you tracking ovulation? - (Oct 04, 2016)
  57. Naomie Oct 04, 2016
    Very helpful. I'm following this strictly.
  58. Kristyn Oct 05, 2016
    I'm 7dpo and my cervix is high and not as hard as it was a couple of days ago. I've had creamy CM since I ovulated. What does that mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Those are promising signs. But unfortunately, a pregnancy test is the only reliable way to detect pregnancy. Good luck! - (Oct 05, 2016)
  59. Rossy Oct 06, 2016
    Hi, I want to know if it's possible to have a cervical mucus without ovulating and secondly I want to also know if it's possible not to ovulate after taking clomid. I want to also know what an irregular period really is, because sometimes mine comes at 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30 days. Please educate me more about it.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible to notice some CM at other times in your cycle, and it's also possible for your body to start ovulating more than once in a cycle (though you'll only fully ovulate once). Clomid doesn't work 100% of the time, but this is something you should talk to your doctor about. If your cycle length is always different, your cycle is considered irregular. This makes it a bit more difficult (not impossible) to track ovulation. Good luck! - (Oct 06, 2016)
  60. Rossy Oct 06, 2016
    Thanks a lot.
  61. Gift Oct 08, 2016
    Hi, My CM is never stretchy but watery. Do I still ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should notice EWCM right before you ovulate. Are you checking internally? If you're concerned that you aren't ovulating, try tracking another way, such as using OPKs or charting BBT. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Oct 09, 2016)
  62. Gift Oct 09, 2016
  63. Harrit Oct 09, 2016
    This is very helpful, but please, I want to know about the 28-day cycle. I just had my period on the 6th and it has ended yesterday. Is a 3 day cycle normal? And when will i ovulate. Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): A 3-day period could be normal, but if your periods tend to last longer, this may be an irregular cycle. I'd suggest taking a pregnancy test if you think there's a possibility you could be pregnant. Log your cycle dates into your account here to get a prediction of your ovulation and fertile window. Good luck! - (Oct 10, 2016)
  64. Tia Oct 10, 2016
    I found this article very informative. I have always been apprehensive about checking internal CM or cervical position because it felt intrusive. However, I've realised that it's my own body and who best to know it but me. Still novice in the procedure, but I think it is a brilliant indicator of fertility. Thanks OC for the information.
  65. Adrienne Oct 10, 2016
    My doctor said there are only 2 cycles, 21 and 28 days. Ovulation occurs from day 11 to day 16 and the other days don't count. Sometimes my cycle length is 30,31,32 and sometimes 33 days. If my doctor is wrong, how do i calculate ovulation to be 10 to 14 days before my next cycle? Thanks for teaching me about the double peak pattern. I didn't know that before. On my last cycle, I saw EWCM on day 14 and 18. But on day 14, my cervix was very high. The mucus stretched about 3 inches. On day18, my cervix was about 2 knuckles up inside. I am confused. The sad thing is that I am trying to conceive but I only have sex one time for the month because of my husband work schedule and country. Any suggestion or help?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's true that your fertile window are the days that count for TTC, but ovulation doesn't necessarily occur on a set day of your cycle (although, it can appear to if your cycles are extremely regular). Start tracking ovulation and noting the days it occurs. Once you know this, you can predict when you will ovulate in future cycles. If you're having trouble tracking with CM and CP, try using over the counter ovulation predictor kits (OPKs). Good luck! - (Oct 11, 2016)
    2. Adrienne: How many months should I track ovulation for? This month, I am on my 13th day and remained confused since there are no signs of fertile mucus as yet. Or could it be around the 17th? - (Oct 14, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Most people keep tracking until they conceive, but it's your call. If you aren't noticing signs of ovulation through OPKs, try charting BBT. - (Oct 14, 2016)
  66. Mariyatu Oct 13, 2016
    Wow. I hope I'll get pregnant this month.
    1. Sandra: Thanks, I appreciate this. - (Dec 15, 2016)
  67. Gift Oct 13, 2016
    I've seen egg white CM during ovulation before, but for the past 6 months now, I only observe much watery cervical mucus during my supposed time of
    ovulation. What could be the cause and how do i correct it? I used an ovulation predictor kit last cycle to pin-point my ovulation day and I got positive result but still not pregnant. I am just confused! How do I get the egg white mucus back to be able to conceive? Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): There is a section in this article about increasing cervical mucus. Have a look at that. It may help increase overall CM and EWCM. Good luck! - (Oct 13, 2016)
  68. Jessica Oct 13, 2016
    My period was due today (13th), but it's still not here. All I noticed when I checked my cp was white milky and a bit stretchy non odourless mucus.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Sounds promising. Good luck! - (Oct 13, 2016)
  69. Jessica Oct 13, 2016
    Should I test tomorrow?
  70. Euphemia Oct 13, 2016
    My period came on the 26th of September, and it lasted for 7days. I am on my 18th day. But the CM I see now is watery but not slippery yet. So when will I begin to notice slippery CM?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you are in your fertile window and should see EWCM soon. Good luck. - (Oct 14, 2016)
  71. Saa Oct 14, 2016
    I have learnt a lot concerning my fertile days.This is awesome!
  72. Funmilayo Oct 14, 2016
    This is very interesting. I didn't get to know this on time. I will have to wait until my next period so I could follow up. Thanks a lot.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Good luck! - (Oct 14, 2016)
    2. Funmilayo: Thanks - (Oct 15, 2016)
  73. Mk Oct 15, 2016
    Hello, my predicted fertile window is 11-16, but I tested negative using an OPK today. My shortest cycle length is 22days and longest is 31days, but I mostly run a 26-day cycle. My CM is creamy, the internal os seems opened but not soft. Not so high either. So does it mean I've ovulated or I'm yet to? Period was the 4th-6th.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Had you tested earlier in your cycle or was today the first day? If you hadn't been tracking until now, there's no way to tell if you already ovulated. - (Oct 17, 2016)
    2. Sandra: I didn't see any CM. According to my ovulation calculation, I am ovulating in three days time. Can ovulation take place without CM? - (Dec 15, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): You could have low cervical mucus and not notice it. If you think that's the case, check this article for tips on increasing your CM. Otherwise, keep looking for signs that you are ovulating. It may be coming soon. - (Dec 15, 2016)
  74. Azeezat Oct 15, 2016
    This is really helpful to me, although I just got to know this website. I started my cycle on the 13th of Oct. I will make sure I try my best with God by my side to get pregnant as soon as possible.
  75. Samantha Oct 15, 2016
    I am 10 DPO. AF is due in 5 days. I usually get bloated and sore breasts a week before AF is approaching, but it's not happening! Also my CP is extremely high (can barely be found so high up) and soft, but it's closed with lots of creamy CF! I have had cramping in my left side for 2 days, but now it's gone. Is this a sign that I am pregnant?? Here's to hoping x
    1. Christina (OC Team): If these are unusual symptoms for you before your period, it sounds promising. The cervix is soft, medium-high and closed in early pregnancy. Good luck! - (Oct 17, 2016)
  76. Abygehl Oct 17, 2016
    Christina, thanks for the update. Today is my testing date and I noticed some creamy fluid. Could it be that I'm pregnant because by tomorrow, I should have my period. I don't understand.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women do report creamy CM after implantation, so it's a promising sign. You'll need a test to confirm, though. Good luck! - (Oct 17, 2016)
  77. Ngozi Oct 20, 2016
    This site is very educative, even though it's a bit difficult to understand. Can one with a blocked falopian tube get pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible if only one tube is blocked. - (Oct 20, 2016)
  78. Nikky Oct 22, 2016
    Can an irregular period affect ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, an irregular period can effect ovulation, but it's still possible to conceive. It's just more important to keep track of when you ovulate. - (Oct 24, 2016)
  79. Soniadias Oct 24, 2016
    Thank you for teaching us. This was very helpful. Even the doctor also has not told about this. Thank you so much.
  80. AOS Oct 27, 2016
    Thank you so much, this was really helpful. Now I know how to check without any stress.
  81. Olabintan Oct 27, 2016
    Hi, my LMP is Oct 18th to the 21st and my ovulation calendar says I am in my fertile window from Oct 23th to 28th. From the 23rd till today, I had sex. What are my chances of getting pregnant? Because I have been tracking my fertile days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your odds of conceiving are dependent on many variables, but you have a chance if you had sex in your fertile window. It only takes one sperm to fertilize the egg. Good luck!! - (Oct 27, 2016)
  82. Anya Oct 28, 2016
    Hi. I had a early miscarriage at 5 weeks from September 15-17. Next Af came October 12-14. 5 days after bleeding stopped, I started feeling ovulation pains. I had lots of stretchy Ewcm from October 17-22. Now, the last few days, I have noticed lots and lots of thick white creamy discharge and the cervix is so high up, kind of blended in to my vagina wall. I have started breaking out with cysts on my face, which I usually don't do at all this early. Every now and then, a couple of days before my period, it happens but not every cycle. I'm wondering if this could be pregnancy signs? I'm feeling very tired, breasts are a little tender at the sides, nipples a little sore too. Feeling cold during the day and at night feeling like a space heater. My cycles are 26 days. Also taking baby aspirin and folic acid.

    Thank you in advance.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like pregnancy is a possibility, but you'll need a test to confirm. Good luck! - (Oct 28, 2016)
  83. Anya Oct 28, 2016
    Thank you for very quick response. I'm expecting my period November 6th, so it might be to early to test. Am I right?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, it's early to test. You should wait until 14 days past ovulation. Good luck! - (Oct 28, 2016)
  84. Johanna Oct 29, 2016
    Thanks for informing us it changes, but I am worried about my cm, which was dry to a little creamy during my fertile week of 22 October to 27 October. It was never stretchy. Do I stand a chance of conceiving?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you want to get a better idea of when you are ovulating, try using OPKs or charting BBT. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Oct 29, 2016)
  85. Mercy Nov 01, 2016
    I really enjoy this write-up. I will try it this cycle.
  86. MARY Nov 02, 2016
    In November of last year, I had miscarriage. After then, my period has not been flowing well. It'll come for two days and the one pad I used can take me the whole day. I went to the hospital to find out if am ovulating. The result is that I am not ovulating. What can I do? I want to be pregnant. Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You can talk to your doctor about options. Good luck! - (Nov 02, 2016)
  87. Faith Nov 04, 2016
    In July 22nd of this year, I delivered a baby normally but after 24hrs, she passed. Can I start trying again? Because I just need my own baby. Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know your medical history, so I'd suggest talking to your doctor. - (Nov 04, 2016)
  88. Faith Nov 04, 2016
    My next ovulation starts 22-27 of Nov. When exactly should I have intercourse because I am TTC. Please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here and you'll get a prediction of your fertile window. Good luck! - (Nov 04, 2016)
  89. Keyshawna Nov 06, 2016
    It's been 6 days since conception and cm is creamy and white. Is this normal? This is the first time I checked my cm so much. I also would like to take a pt tomorrow. Is it too early?
  90. Niwarthana Nov 07, 2016
    Me and my husband are trying to be a mother and father as soon as possible.
  91. Brittany Nov 10, 2016
    My period ended the 6th. I just checked my cervical mucus. It was slippery mixed with a little bit of pink blood. Any thoughts????
  92. Desiree Nov 11, 2016
    Thank you for the info. It helped me understand a lot. Since being on this site, I have learned so much about me. It's crazy and sad at the same time. It's good that at 34, I'm learning. I've never wanted to get pregnant as much as I do now and I want to learn as much as possible. Sad thing is me and him both think we can't have kids and it's hard finding a doctor with our insurance. Hoping one daym but this site is helping me along the way. So thank you for it all.
  93. MMichele Nov 12, 2016
    Very impressed with the diagrams and the information is very well explained. This is the best info I have come across. I feel a lot more informed after reading all this. thank you x
  94. Shortanee Nov 12, 2016
    Hi, I'm in my fertile week. It started Nov. 9th to the 14th.
  95. Esther Nov 14, 2016
    Thanks for the info. It's very helpful. My period hasn't been regular, but I saw a blood spot on the 11th of Oct. I did a blood test and it was negative. This November, I haven't seen my period. Though I am worried to do another test because I don't want to be disappointed. Can I be pregnant?
  96. Funke Nov 17, 2016
    Thanks. You guys are wonderful.
  97. Cindy Nov 18, 2016
    I have been trying to get pregnant for about four months. I am a little worried because I was able to get pregnant by the second month with my other children. I am seeing the appropriate changes in CM. However, since my last baby, I have had medical procedures involving radiation from x-ray and CT. Could this have caused some damage? Am I still really ovulating?
  98. Sandra Nov 22, 2016
    Hi Sarah, I used an ovulation test to see when I am fertile. It showed that my peak fertility Lh was 21-11'16. I made love on the 22nd. Did I ovulate before the 22nd?
    1. Christina (OC Team): An ovulation test will tell you that you're about to ovulate, so if you saw your first peak positive on the 21st, you may have ovulated later on the 21st or within the following days. - (Nov 25, 2016)
  99. Doris Nov 28, 2016
    Very, very interesting. Still not perfect at reading the signs, but I will get to the doctor. I had my period on the 14th of this month, and saw very watery CM. It was like SHOW described above. By the way, on the 24th-25th I had sex, and also in the early hours of the 27th. Any luck?
  100. Yemi Nov 30, 2016
    I am 37 yrs of age and trying to conceive. I had sex during my fertile period and hours afterwards, I was feeling so tired and funny in my stomach. I had this strange feeling throughout the day. Please, what could be wrong with me?
  101. Ariel Nov 30, 2016
    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to have a (double peak) when I have pcos. I conceived my son with no problems. Now I'm trying to concive number 2 and I have been tracking my cm and cp, but still no luck. My periods are normally between 21- 28 days. My LMP was in Oct and I have not had a period for a month now. I'm not pregnant, although its not uncommon for them to be late. They normally do show, but there's still no period and no sign of it.

  102. Akon Dec 01, 2016
    Thanks for this Information.
  103. Raelynn Dec 01, 2016
    Thanks for this information. This will help a lot.
  104. Jessica Dec 05, 2016
    Thanks for the awesome info! I have tried numerous times to find my cervix with no luck. Could it be that i just have short fingers or too high of cervix? Thanks!
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could be that you are in your fertile window when the cervix is higher. Try checking later in your cycle. - (Dec 06, 2016)
    2. Jessica: Thank you! I will try again! - (Dec 06, 2016)
  105. Gloase Dec 06, 2016
    Reading this article, I realized I have been having ovulation bleeding, but I mistook it for an infection. However, it's been a while since I noticed its occurrence. Does this mean I am no longer ovulating?
  106. Nigorahon Dec 06, 2016
    Hi, I just found this app and really like it. I have some questions and I need your help. I have two daughters, so I want a boy baby. Could you give me some information about convincing boy?
    1. Heather: If you research the length of time of male and female sperm, I believe it says male sperm are smaller and faster but dont live as long. Up to possibly 48 hours, I think. Female sperm are larger and slower, but they live longer. Your best chances of conceiving a boy are to be intimate closer to ovulation. Other information says that positions where the ejacualtion is closest to the cervix is better and more helpful to male sperm. (I am not a doctor, I've just done a good bit of research). Positions where the penis is closest to the cervix would be doggie. Another favored position is the woman on top. Hope this helps. - (Dec 21, 2016)
  107. Issa Dec 14, 2016
    This morning, I tried to reach my cervix and it was high and wet and soft. When I checked, I saw white mucus on my finger. I think it's tacky. I'm two days before my period and have had some symptoms the past few days. I was shocked that my boobs got bigger and fuller and I feel heavy on it, but not sore. I'm trying to conceive. Please help. Am I pregnant?
  108. Gift Dec 15, 2016
    I am not sure if that day is my ovulation day, but I had sex that day. Since then, I have been feeling breast pain and I easily feel hungry. Could that be pregnancy?
  109. Heather Dec 21, 2016
    Fertile days 11-16th. Ewcm appeared on the 14th. We were intimate on the 14th. Today is the 22nd. I checked my cervix and it is high, soft, closed and wet. Cm is watery with slight cloudiness and stretches. Is this always the case when fertilization has occured? Can it just be an "extended" time before my menstrual cycle comes?
  110. Nana Dec 22, 2016
    How would I know if I'm fertile and ovulating? If the sperm comes out, what does it mean? I didn't get pregnant yet and my period is dumb, lol
  111. Anna Dec 25, 2016
    I am hoping this is my month! My breasts are as sore as they are after ovulation. That is how I knew I was pregnant with my 2 boys! I am 8 dpo now. Last night, I was really nauseous. Is this all promising?
  112. Anna Dec 25, 2016
    My breasts are NOT as sore as they are after ovulation! Sorry typing error!!!
  113. Steph Dec 27, 2016
    Hi! I'm a bit confused.. my ovulation calendar is telling me that my fertile window will begin on the 29th of Dec, however, I have been having EWCM for the past 2 days and my cervix is high and feels very wet and open. I have entered this info into the app but my fertile window has not changed, also I have taken several Ovulation prediction test and the test line is showing up but still not as dark as the control line so I'm assuming its negative. I'm not sure if I have ovulated or not. Do I trust my body or the test.. Any advice?
    Thanks, Steph :)
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Steph, this is a great question! The app will give you an estimate and should update as you log physical signs of ovulation, so you should always trust your body. But when it comes to EWCM, some women report having it for a short time before ovulation and some for a longer time. It's a good sign that you are about to ovulate, but it doesn't tell you exactly when. A peak positive OPK will tell you that you are about to ovulate in 12-48 hours. Since you haven't seen your positive yet, I'd suggest that you keep testing. It's likely that it will show up very soon. And when you log a peak positive into your OC account, your prediction is more likely to update. As for this cycle, all signs say that you are about to ovulate, so it's a good time for BD'ing. Good luck! - (Dec 28, 2016)
    2. Steph: Thanks Christina, I took an OPK test this morning and it was positive! We've been doing the BD for the last 2 days, so fingers crossed it works this time! - (Dec 28, 2016)
  114. Steph Dec 28, 2016
    My fertile window is still not updating after I have entered a positive result
    1. Christina (OC Team): The predictions are based on a few months of data and many variables, so it's possible that your prediction may not update immediately. Keep logging and your prediction should become more accurate. - (Jan 03, 2017)
  115. Natasha Dec 29, 2016
    I like the article. Helpful info. I'm still confused, though. I got a positive opk on the 21st. I saw ewcm 2 days after, but my cervix was low, hard and open. Now it's high, soft and closed, but it's not changing at all. I thought I was also supposed to be somewhat dry after ovulation. I'm having very white cm all day that I can see in my panties. Is that normal?
  116. Selena Jan 02, 2017
    Does this work with someone with PCOS?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can check cervical mucus with PCOS, but it is best when combined with BBT charting. - (Jan 03, 2017)
  117. April Jan 05, 2017
    I had an abnormal pap in 2012 and had to have the leap procedure done. I've had normal paps since. I'm going to be 35 next month, and I had a baby in 2008 and 2010, and have been trying for about 3 years. Could the leap cause infertility of make it harder to conceive?
  118. Rashmitha Jan 11, 2017
    Hi, last month, my period was on the 10th Dec 2016. I still have not gotten my period. Now, it's the 33rd day, and I'm getting stomach and back pain and having white-creamy discharge. Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test, but it was negative.
  119. Chimdiadi Jan 13, 2017
    Hi, thank you for this information. It is very informative. I try to follow the cervical mucus "how to" article and I can't seem to feel the doughnut-like opening. I feel that it's open and wet, but it wasn't stretchy.
    I even tried to press on my abdomen, so I can feel the doughnut-like cervix and I felt a little crampy.
    What do you think? Also, are there body symptoms like pain or ache to confirm ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The position of the cervix changes, so keep trying. You should get a feel for what it's like when you're fertile and when you're not after you've been checking for a cycle. Have a look at this article for symptoms of ovulation https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Jan 18, 2017)
  120. Happy Jan 13, 2017
    Is it normal to have missed ovulation? Because for some months, it will look as if I did not ovulate.
  121. Mandy Jan 18, 2017
    Since coming off the implant two years ago, my periods became really irregular. They went from an originally normal 34-day cycle to a 21-day cycle... and now, I finally seem to be settling into a kind of 28-day cycle. Over the last few months, though, I've had a lot of egg-white stretchy mucus during my period from day 1. Is this something that could be considered normal? My husband and I have only started TTC for two months without luck yet. Thanks.

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