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    Egg white cervical mucus - How does it help in determining fertility phase?

    • 4.8   (16 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 24 May 2018 - Written by Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu - Fellowship, MD, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is useful in finding out that in which phase of fertility the woman is present. This type of cervical fluid is secreted by a woman's body when she is reaching the most fertile stage of the month. You can find egg white cervical mucus to be secreted for 1 to 5 days before the ovulation date arrives.

    When we talk about fertility, the first thing that comes to mind is ovulation or fertile days. However, there is another factor that can help you determine your fertility period - the cervical mucus. Observing your cervical mucus can benefit you more than you think. The cervical mucus acts as a natural ovulation calculator and hence, can predict your fertile days the best.

    Fertile Days, Ovulation Calculator

    When the body releases an egg during ovulation, the cervix produces a mucus fluid that acts as a helpful medium for the sperm as it coasts through the reproductive tract on its way to meet the egg. The cervical mucus is closely related to your levels of estrogen and is a primary sign of fertility. 

    Cervical mucus changes in consistency and appearance throughout the menstrual cycle, depending which day of the cycle you are on. The cervical mucus is a key indicator of where you stand in your fertility cycle and how likely you are to get pregnant around a particular day. Knowing which consistency represents which level of fertility will greatly help you understand your body and track your fertility better.

    The most fertile cervical fluid is the clear mucus. The clear mucus is referred to as egg-white cervical mucus because it is similar to the popular breakfast food, pre-scramble, in color and consistency. Egg white cervical mucus is slippery and when held between two fingers, you should be able to stretch it about 1 to 2 inches without breaking. This type of cervical mucus allows the sperm to easily make its way into the cervix. It plays a fundamental role in conception, transporting the sperm and helping it survive all the way up to the point when it reaches the waiting egg. 

    Egg white cervical muscus, Ovulation Calculator

    As you approach ovulation, the body experiences its highest estrogen levels, causing the cervix to produce more of the "fertility" kind cervical mucus. You can track your cycle and fertile days on Ela. When you observe your cervical fluid to be egg white in consistency and color, know that you’re in the middle of the most fertile days of your cycle. Also, that means it’s baby-making time! 

    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu

    Written by

    Fellowship, MD, MBBS, Certification, FICMCH, FICOG
    Obstetrician, Infertility Specialist

    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu has immense of experience in the field of Gynaecology and Infertility. She has specialized in Assisted reproductive technologies and IVF from the prestigious Cleveland clinic, USA and is a certified clinical embryologist from Manipal University, the only university in India running a post graduate program in Clinical Embryology. She has further been trained in advanced micromanipulation techniques from the same institute. She has also received a fellowship from the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons in minimally invasive surgery. She is currently the Director and Head at IVF and Reproductive medicine, Max Multispeciality Hospitals, Saket, Panchsheel and Patparganj, Delhi.


    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu is well known for her dedicated and compassionate patient care. She herself felt rewarded when her patients turn up with their children. Through her innovative thinking and cutting-edge treatments protocol she maximise the chance of pregnancy to every patients. Her patients come from all over Dubai.


    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu  patients are completely confident and well aware of the procedures, setting their expectations right. She is admired for her ethical practice and dutifulness. Her dedicated effort to improve quality of service to her patients is extremely appreciated and exhibited in her actions. She is the personal favorite of her patients not just for the skilled doctor she is, but also for her amazing personality. Her commitment to excellence is focused on the needs of each woman throughout all stages of life. Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu has a vast experience of 27 year of working in tertiary care hospitals and has been a faculty as an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher in renowned medical colleges of Delhi over the last 27 years.


    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu works hard as a Gynecologist and believes in providing help to as many patients as she could. She likes to attend various conferences held at different cities so she could impart her knowledge about gynaecology. She believes that, by attending workshops conducted by various institutions, she could enhance her understanding of a patient's mind-set which would eventually help her treat the patient better. She is  known for her humble nature and tender care of patients. The efficiency, dedication, precision and compassion offered at the clinic ensure that the patient's well-being, comfort and needs are kept of top priority.


    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu passionate about delivering the highest standard of healthcare. Dr. Surveen Ghumman with her patients to gain detailed understanding of their condition and offers and considerate insights that help in creating an affordable and effective treatment plan for patients. With the cutting-edge medicine, state-of-the-art infrastructure and personalized nursing care, she make sure that the patients are her priority. 


    Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu is a verified doctor and is registered under 9138 of the Delhi Medical Council, 1986. She incorporates better methods to further improve the quality life of patients who have had a fertility Issues. With her innovative thinking and cutting-edge treatment protocols, she maximizes the chances of pregnancy and minimizes the chances of complications. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu on


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    Very helpful information on egg white cervical mucus. It is always a big mystery for women.

    Feb. 21, 2018, 12:29 p.m. 4.5



    Some women may not produce as much to be noticeable when you wipe and visualize. You may want to try checking with the finger. Also, try pre seed it's a fertility lubricant that acts as a natural cervical mucus.

    Feb. 20, 2018, 9:38 a.m. 4.5



    Can one be fertile on menstruations days?

    Feb. 18, 2018, 4:13 a.m. 4.5



    I've been tracking my period and ovulation in Ela app since my husband and I decided to try to have a baby 3 months ago. My periods are regular but for the past two months I have not had this type of cervical mucus, does this mean I am not ovulating?

    Feb. 17, 2018, 12:07 p.m. 5.0



    Really good information.

    Feb. 17, 2018, 7:03 a.m. 5.0



    Thanks so helpful.

    Feb. 17, 2018, 4:04 a.m. 5.0


    Satyakam Chapal

    You should be able to feel mucus on your private parts and underwear as well.

    Feb. 17, 2018, 3:04 a.m. 4.5




    Feb. 17, 2018, 1:08 a.m. 4.5


    Eunice Makwana

    Very helpful information indeed. I never knew it.

    Feb. 16, 2018, 10:47 p.m. 4.5



    Very helpful blog. It is a must read for all women trying to conceive.

    Feb. 16, 2018, 7:08 p.m. 5.0



    I did not know this before.

    Feb. 16, 2018, 6:50 p.m. 5.0


    Mrs Shy

    How to check the mucus? Do we need to insert finger?

    Feb. 16, 2018, 6:44 p.m. 5.0



    What about those women who do not get egg white cervical mucus during ovulation? How can they get to know about ovulation?

    Feb. 16, 2018, 5:57 p.m. 5.0


    Indraneel Sara

    It happened with me most of the time but it starts after the ending of my period that is from 9th day but I did unprotected sex at that time I mean at 9th and 10th day but I didn't become pregnant. My period cycle is of 30 days. Although after chikungunya I'm facing scanty menstruation for two mont…

    Nov. 18, 2017, 6:41 p.m. 5.0



    For me egg white cervical mucus has always been so deceptive. Usually feel dryness before periods.

    May 20, 2017, 12:36 p.m. 4.5


    Rosanne Williams

    But tracking ovulation by identifying Egg white cervical mucus can be challenging because it doesn't depend on cervical mucus alone.

    May 20, 2017, 8:11 a.m. 5.0

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