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Fertile Cervical Mucus: Its Role and Importance

Posted by The MAB Team on 1/26/2011 to Pregnancy
Cervical mucus undergoes certain changes in thickness throughout your menstrual cycle. Certain properties of the mucus can indicate whether or not the cervical mucus is fertile or not. Theoretically, shortly after your menstrual cycle ends, the mucus is usually thick and acidic. This is considered “infertile” cervical mucus as it blocks the sperm from entering the uterus. Several days leading up to the ovulation, the production of “fertile” cervical mucus begins. Fertile cervical mucus tends to have a higher water content and is far less acidic, thus its ability to help with the transport of sperm. The production of fertile cervical mucus is so important when it comes to trying to conceive as it creates a “sperm-friendly” environment and improves sperm motility.

It is important to note that the quality and quantity of fertile cervical mucus varies amongst women. Every woman’s body is different and as a result the timing and individual experiences with cervical fluid may vary. It is therefore very important that you monitor the changes in your own body’s production of cervical fluid. You can do this by comparing your cervical mucus throughout your cycle and note the potential changes in texture, colour, and quantity. Infertile cervical mucus, produced shortly after your ovulation period, tends to be thick and sticky. Its colour is usually white or yellowish, and opaque. As mentioned earlier, as you begin to approach your ovulation day, fertile cervical mucus will start to produce itself. You will notice an increase in the amount of fluid present, as well as its stretchy, fluid-like quality.

Many women encounter problems with producing enough fertile cervical mucus to facilitate sperm motility and as a result struggle with conceiving. There are great products available that assist with this difficulty. Fertile Cervical Mucus Enhancer is a fertility supplement designed to enhance the production of fertile cervical mucus. This supplement is an ObGyn-approved, natural product that can be taken safely in combination with FertilAid for Women. Another great product available is Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant, which was showcased in November’s blog post. This product is the first personal lubricant and vaginal moisturizer to imitate the thickness and acidity of fertile cervical mucus. This lubricant doesn’t interfere with sperm function whatsoever, because unlike many other leading lubricants, it is glycerol-free and therefore “non-spermicidal.”

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