How to Check Cervical Mucus Naturally
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How to Check Cervical Mucus Naturally

How to Check Cervical Mucus Naturally

Women tracking fertility come across the question of How To Check Cervical Mucus. Ovulation calculators use nature of CM to predict fertile days and ovulation

Ovulation calculators and fertility trackers (like Ela) might be your go-to option when you're tracking your fertility. However, the question of how to check cervical mucus can be more beneficial in tracking fertility than you think. Cervical mucus is the fluid that your cervix secretes throughout your menstrual cycle. It is one of the major factors that help you determine your fertile days.

Internal Method: 

The internal method involves wash and drying your hand and reaching a finger up to your cervix, which is located 3 to 6 inches inside of your vagina. Gently swirl your finger around to collect the mucus, being careful not to scratch yourself with your nail. Remove your finger and observe the mucus. This is the most effective way to check your cervical mucus and it is also really simple!

How To Check Cervical Mucus, Fertile Days, Ovulation

External Method: 

The internal method might not be the most comfortable thing to do for every woman. So, there's an alternative for women who do not want to use the internal method. If you’d rather not reach inside your body, you can check your cervical mucus externally. Gently wipe your vagina with toilet paper and observe the results. The external method typically works best after a bowel movement. 

What You're LookingFor:

No matter which method you use to answer the question of how to check your cervical mucus, there are certain questions you should ask to determine which kind of cervical mucus your body is producing. 

  • Is the cervical mucus dry or wet?
  • Is it Stretchy or Slippery?
  • Is it Abundant or Scarce?
  • What color is it?

Dos and Don'ts for Checking CM

Do:

  • Check your cervical mucus at the same time every day.
  • Check after a bowel movement - the fluid moves closer to your vaginal entrance after a bowel movement.

Fertility, Fertile Days, How To Check Cervical Mucus

DON'T:

  • Check when you’re aroused. The body will be producing other secretions that can easily get confused for cervical mucus!
  • Check during sex or immediately after—semen can hide the true nature of cervical mucus.
  • Douche! Just don't do it. Douching washes away your natural vaginal secretions and can disrupt the patterns of your cervical mucus.

While checking your cervical mucus may not exactly sound like your idea of a good time, understanding your body enough to know when you're fertile is incredibly helpful for trying to conceive. Tracking cervical mucus can be a more effective ovulation calculator than fertility trackers. In fact, observing cervical mucus is well worth the effort if you want to get pregnant fast.

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Priya Kumaraguru
Feb. 12, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
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OMG! I'm always doing douching washes!
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Brittany
Feb. 7, 2018, 3 p.m.
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How would you tell by your cervical mucus if you are ovulating or not?
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Elsa
Feb. 2, 2018, 7:07 a.m.
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I always knew it, douching is so harmful for the vaginal health.
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Yemeli Stephanie
Feb. 1, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
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Hello doctor, I don't discover these signs when ovulation occurs all what I wipe from my vagina is white substance. It's not slippery also.
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kulsoom
Feb. 1, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
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I don't know it's cervical mucus or white discharge but when dried it's changed in yellow colour. Is it a sign of pregnancy?
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Karyne Fleurent
Jan. 4, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
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How is the mucus supposed to look? Like the first picture or second one? Just wanna make sure.
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Santosh Aulakh
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
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My ovulation time finished now. What I surprise about is that mucus very rarely I see mucus coming out. I checked by 1st response 6 day early than my periods it was negative but I had cramps, and sore nipples. I don't know how to figure this out or wait till my periods. Confused!
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Shrabani Saha
Nov. 2, 2017, 2 p.m.
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For most of the women, getting cervical mucus is a sign that it is their ovulation and the best time to conceive. Some women may get it one or two days in advance, so it's always good to test using an ovulation kit.
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Earica
Sept. 2, 2017, 5:17 a.m.
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We should have sex on the day on which mucus is seen?
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