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    fertility basics

    Appearance of Cervical Mucus - Know about Different Types of Cervical Mucus

    • 4.8   (7 Votes)

    Cervical mucus change their type depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. Cervical mucus is seen in four different types. There is secretion of cervical mucus throughout your cycle which indicates that at which phase of menstrual cycle you are present.

    Cervical Mucus or Cervical Fluid is a fluid coming out of the cervix in females. This cervical mucus plays a crucial role when you try to conceive. (1) This is one of those key factors, which you look after to plan your pregnancy better. You can check your Cervical Mucus or Cervical Fluid to track your ovulation. This is the reason it is also known as Ovulation Mucus. (2) This Cervical Mucus acts as a protector and helps sperm to swim easily through your vaginal cavity, get inside your ovaries, meet an egg and fertilize it. You will feel your cervical fluid or ovulation mucus changing its nature throughout your menstrual cycle. You can predict your most fertile days by checking the nature of your cervical mucus, cervical fluid or ovulation mucus. (3)

    How Cervical Mucus looks like during the Menstrual Cycle?

    Tracking your cervical fluid for pregnancy turns out to be the most crucial part. This is because Cervical Mucus changes its nature throughout your menstrual cycle.

    1- Cloudy & Sticky Cervical Mucus

    You will feel the absence of cervical mucus or ovulation mucus immediately after your periods. Some of you may feel complete dryness, too. (4)
    Cloudy and sticky cervical mucus fluid
    After several days, you will have that fluid cloudy or pale white in color and sticky in nature coming out of your cervix.

    2- Creamy White Cervical Mucus

    As you will proceed towards your ovulation (11th or the 12th day after your periods), you will have your cervical mucus or cervical fluid white colored and slightly creamy in nature, which will look, like your facial lotion. (5)
    Creamy white cervical mucus

    3- Water like Cervical Mucus

    This type of cervical mucus is experienced before your ovulation occurs. This mucus creates a passage for the sperm to enter the cervix. (6)
    Watery cervical mucus
    However, they are not as efficient as the category discussed below.

    4- Egg white Cervical Mucus

    During ovulation, your cervical mucus or ovulation mucus will turn sticky and transparent, similar to an egg white. This is the reason it is also known as EWCM (Egg White Cervical Mucus). This is the most fertile cervical fluid, which optimizes your chance of getting pregnant. (7) (8)
    Egg white cervical mucus during ovulation

    Fertile cervical mucus makes the passage clear for sperm to flow inside the vaginal cavity freely. It also provides nourishment to sperm to survive while traveling such a complicated journey for fertilization.

    Why track Cervical Mucus during Ovulation?

    Cervical Mucus is a fluid that gets discharged from the cervix throughout your menstrual cycle. This fluid comes out due to the release of a hormone called Estrogen. Cervical Fluid or Cervical Mucus stimulates the path for sperm to move freely through your vaginal cavity. It nourishes the sperm to travel such a long journey to meet an egg and fertilize it. You can test your cervical fluid or cervical mucus and keep a daily record. This way you can easily track your ovulation and your most fertile days to conceive. (9) (10)
    Track your cervical mucus and ovulation mucus
    Cervical Mucus or Ovulation Mucus will help you plan your pregnancy as you can try having unprotected sex on your ovulation days and get pregnant. You can use this as a tip to get pregnant faster.

    Hope this article has been able to resolve your queries on how cervical mucus looks like throughout the cycle. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.



    Asha Chabra

    I have a dryness problem, so my cervical mucus is greenish sometime. Is it completely normal?

    Oct. 12, 2018, 1:26 p.m. 4.5


    Nakusha Deo

    I track my ovulation days through Ela app. It's the easiest and accurate way to determine your fertile days.

    Oct. 4, 2018, 9:23 p.m. 5.0


    Ishita Gupta

    It's not possible for me to put a finger inside my vagina. Do we have some other simpler options?

    June 17, 2018, 7:19 p.m. 4.5


    Nihab Malik

    Every time I check my cervical mucus, I have different results. Is it because of my cycles?

    March 13, 2018, 2:17 p.m. 5.0


    Sanjeela Kushwaha

    You can check your cervical mucus like you need to expel your finger from your vagina and watch the consistency of whatever bodily fluid you find. You can do this by both looking at the bodily fluid and rolling what you find between two fingers (more often than not your thumb and pointer). Have a g…

    Oct. 30, 2017, 12:01 p.m. 4.5


    Abhishek Sharma

    Some women get egg white cervical mucus some days before their ovulation day and they get confused like how they are getting it earlier?? But it's a fact that about 5 days before ovulation day, the cervical mucus will become creamier and more stretchy. So in case, you find don't get confused.

    Oct. 30, 2017, 12:01 p.m. 5.0


    Vero Abey

    Thanks for sharing! It's lot easier now to track fertile days after reading this article.

    Sept. 30, 2017, 12:14 p.m. 5.0

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