Success in getting pregnant depends largely on correctly calculating the days of maximum fertility within the menstrual cycle. And there are many ways to find out. One of them is based on observing the change in vaginal discharge.
We explain how to calculate fertile days using cervical mucus to achieve pregnancy.
Cervical mucus is nothing other than vaginal discharge. You may have noticed that for a few days it thickens and changes color, while during other days it is more transparent and its consistency somewhat more 'sticky'. It has its explanation: the cervical mucus of the woman changes depending on the period of the menstrual cycle in which it is. And everything has a purpose.
Cervical mucus is an indicator of female fertility. In fact, there are contraceptive methods based on the observation of the flow. If what you want is to achieve a pregnancy, it will be very useful to pay attention to these indications by observing the changes that occur in your flow:
- Acid and thick mucus. During the first phase of the cycle, the follicular phase, the internal secretions of the vagina become thick and its composition is acidic. This stage begins with the first day of menstruation and ends with the time of ovulation. Just at the end of menstruation, the vagina is 'plugged' by a thicker mucus, which has one goal: to prevent this area from infection. However, you will probably feel a whitish or transparent discharge, but little. Most of the flow is internal. When the day comes that you find a more consistent mucus, such as a whitish clump, it will be the indication that your fertile days begin. It is the mucous plug that comes off to free the vagina area so that sperm can reach the fallopian tubes.
- Elastic and less acid mucus. Once the cervical mucus is shed, the secretions become more abundant and clear. The cervical mucus is more elastic, the discharge more 'sticky'. This is the ovulation stage. The body prepares for a possible fertilization, and the cervical mucus has its function: it helps the sperm to reach the egg. Since it is more elastic, it allows them to move more quickly. You will know that you are about to enter your fertile days because suddenly you notice cervical mucus that forms threads that stretch, as if it were 'egg white'.
- Thicker whitish mucus. After the ovulation period comes the luteal phase. During this stage, two things can happen: conception is achieved or there is no pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, the egg will end up being expelled through the menstruation stage. In this stage, the cervical mucus is whitish and thicker, due to higher levels of progesterone.
If you want to learn to detect your fertile days through changes in vaginal discharge, you should remain very vigilant for changes in the consistency of cervical mucus.
How can you analyze cervical mucus? You will need to get some fluid and hold it with one of your fingers. By rubbing it between two fingers, You will notice the consistency and thickness of the cervical mucus. You must be attentive to the color and the elasticity or flexibility of the flow. The time of maximum fertility is when the cervical mucus is very flexible and transparent, very similar to an egg white.
If the cervical mucus is thick or more yellowish, it may be an indication that ovulation has already occurred.
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