Cervical Fluid is the mucus that is secreted from
the cervix. It is produced by the hormone estrogen in the first phase
(follicular phase) of a
monthly cycle. Fertile Cervical Fluid is important for conception. It helps keep sperm alive for up to five days.
It also protects the sperm from the acidity in the vagina. It assists the sperm
in swimming up to
the fallopian tube so fertilization can take place.
medications that would normally dry up mucus in your sinuses can also
dry up cervical mucus.
The last day on which fertile Egg White
Consistency Cervical Mucus (EWCM) is observed is considered your day of "peak fertility".
You can check your cervical mucus by wiping your
vaginal area with a tissue. Observe the tissue. Close the tissue around the cm
and open it. Is it stretchy? EWCM should stretch 1-10
inches. You can also insert two fingers into the vaginal cavity and pull the
mucus from the cervix. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with a anti-bacterial
soap prior to doing this. Do not do this if you suspect infection.
Stages of Cervical Fluid: Post Menses
Stage 1: Lasting
2 - 3 days CM is Sticky or Gummy (S)
Stage 2: Lasting 2- 4 days: CM is Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like -
Beginning of your fertile period (C)
Stage 3: Lasting
1-5 days: Egg white Cervical Fluid
- At this time you are
very fertile. (E)
Stage 4: Dry, Moist
or Sticky (Infertile)
Peak fertile cervical mucus is thin
and stretchy. After ovulation, progesterone abruptly suppresses the peak mucus
and the mucus pattern continues with sticky mucus for a day or two, and then
returns to dryness.
Improve the quantity and quality of your cervical mucus
with doctor-developed FertileCM. Also designed to help support a healthy
uterine lining for implantation of the embryo.
Egg White Cervical Fluid
How Long do you have it: Typically
women in their mid twenties have it for approximately 5 days, by mid-thirties,
only 1-2 days, but this is not the rule. Many women have several days of EWCM
late into their thirties.
Look and Feel:
The Cervical Mucus will look and have the consistency of egg whites. It is
slippery to the touch and if pulled between the fingertips will stretch 1 - 10
color can be clear or iridescent and extremely wet. If your CM has an unusual odor, consult your physician, this may be a sign of
infection. If your CM has the consistency of cottage cheese, this may be a sign
of a yeast infection, also consult your physician.
There are natural ways to
improve cervical mucus. Some women have have what is called Hostile
After ovulation and under the effect of
progesterone, the mucus becomes thick and sticky. Sperm cannot penetrate it.
Once the sperm are in the mucus, they can stay there for a few days acting as
a sperm reservoir
. It can also be highly acidic and can kill the sperm.
If you are unable to naturally improve hostile
cervical mucus, you can opt for Intra-Uterine-Insemination (IUI). The semen is
injected into the uterus bypassing hostile cervical mucus.
Cut back on caffeine and don't smoke!
Certain medications that would
normally dry up mucus in your sinuses can also dry up cervical mucus.
Drinking at least ten 6oz glasses of water a day.
Evening Primrose Oil: 1,000 IU per day should be taken
from Cycle Day 1 to
Flax Seed Oil: 2,000 mg per day from Ovulation to AF.
Red Raspberry: 1,000 mg daily: Start anytime in cycle.
Can be taken during pregnancy until a month prior to labor/delivery.
Strengthens the uterine lining which in turn lengthens luteal phase
Improve the quantity and quality of your
cervical mucus with doctor-developed FertileCM. Also designed
to help support a healthy uterine lining for implantation of
If you have cervical mucus but
it is too thick or hostile, your doctor may prescribe
to Improve Cervical Mucus
Improvement of Cervical Factor with Guaifenesin
by Jerome H. Check,M.D., H.G Adleson, B.S.,
Chung-Hsis Wu, M.D.
You can also ask your physician to
prescribe the tablet form. It is much easier to take than the liquid
You can also try Pre-seed,
if you do not produce any or enough cervical fluid.
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