Saturday, January 15, 2011
Another Important Fertility Sign
Cervical fluid/mucus (CM) is a very, very important sign of fertility. On my personal list, CM is the second most important sign (my first being ovulation prediction tests). Throughout your cycle CM changes. At first, soon after menstruation, most women feel dry. As you get closer to ovulation, you will start to see more CM. At this point it will most likely be sticky, and will break apart easily. As you get even closer, it should be more wet, and less sticky. It still though will not stretch very far. Now right before and during ovulation CM will resemble egg whites. It will stretch several centimeters, signifying ovulation. When this happens, sex is strongly encouraged. Now why is egg white CM important? It is sperm friendly. Egg white CM can allow sperm to live inside of your body for up to 72 hours. This is important because once an egg is released you do not have much time. This allows you to be able to have sex before ovulation, and still have a chance of falling pregnant. You may be wondering, what if I do not have egg white CM? Don't worry, there are plenty of things that can help with this. One thing that I have tried (and that worked) was Mucinex. That is right, mucinex. This stuff thins out the CM, and increases egg white CM. With Mucinex though make sure the only active ingredient is Guaifenesin. Start with one pill maybe 7-5 days prior to ovulation. If you are not noticing a difference increase to two. Another option is Evening Primrose Oil. This is not something I have tried yet, but I plan on using it next month if we do not get a positive pregnancy test this month. This herb can help you produce more egg white CM. Now, you do not necessarily have to take a pill to achieve egg white CM. You can use a sperm friendly lubricant, such as pre-seed. Pre-seed comes with an applicator, and can give you egg white CM that you cannot produce on your own. This is the next thing I want to try. You can buy it here http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/pre-seed.html This product has RAVE reviews, so it may be worth a try. Last, this is a little different, but definitely an option. You can use actual egg whites as a lubricant. I have found quite a few websites that recommend trying this if you do not have egg white CM. With this you should leave the whole egg out at room temperature for an hour. Then before sex you should crack it open, and separate the yoke from the white. Then immediately insert the white into the vagina. Do it right away, otherwise you risk infection. You may want to try this if all else fails.... I here some women also have amazing success with this. I hope this informed you on this topic. If you have any questions do not hesitate to leave a comment. I will answer your question(s) to the best of my ability. Take Care All!