Your vagina has natural secretions throughout your cycle that you may refer to as discharge, cervical fluid or mucus, egg white cervical mucus(EWCM), fertile cervical mucus or fluid or fertile cervical discharge. Many women use their cervical fluid to help them conceive or to predict ovulation. You need to know what cervical mucus is fertile to conceive or a bit about how to check it when using it to conceive(fertile cervical mucus is an essential part of conceiving).
The cervix emits fertile-quality cervical mucus, or EWCM, when the egg is about to be released(ovulation). This cervical fluid changes the environment in the vagina to make it more favorable for sperm and provides a medium in which the sperm move upward into the uterus (pre-seed helps with this as well). You can see why it is essential to have fertile cervical fluid to conceive. There are other ways to predict ovulation as well.
What changes does my cervical fluid make during my cycle?
The cervical mucus starts as dry or non-existent cervical fluid and is not very fertile. Right after your menstruation cycle you have little cervical mucus present(dry cervical fluid); than you will receive sticky or creamy cervical fluid. It will appear as opaque, white, yellow or clear cervical fluid. It is creamy cervical mucus; it will appear as milky or cloudy, white or yellow, creamy or lotion like. It will usually take on the consistory of lotion. Your cervical position also changes during your cycle.
During your most fertile time
Your cervical mucus takes on the consistency of raw egg whites and is often called egg-white cervical mucus(EWCM) and is fertile cervical fluid. This makes it nice and easy for the sperm to swim up your vagina and is especially important for trying to conceive women. It will turn to egg white cervical mucus(EWCM) right before the egg is released from your ovary(ovulation). It will appear as clear, consistency of raw egg white, very slippery and wet. This is often referred to as clear or wet cervical fluid. Right after you ovulate your cervical fluid will dry right up and seem non-existent. If you are pregnant it will return and be creamy or sticky right around your expected menstrual cycle.
Why is fertile cervical fluid so important?
People use this information to predict ovulation when they are trying to conceive. Also because if they do not have fertile, or egg-white cervical mucus, it can harm their chances of conceiving. They may also want to know if they need a supplement to help create fertile cervical fluid. If you do not have a lot of cervical fluid it can affect your chances of conceiving because sperm need a certain environment to swim and survive in. Try using “pre-seed lubricant” to mimic your own discretion and help create fertile cervical fluid, when you are trying to conceive.
How long does EWCM last?
Every women is different and every cycle is different and I can not stress this enough. Some women have complained that they missed their egg-white cervical mucus as it only lasted hours or a single day. Some women have reported 5 entire days of fertile cervical mucus, however, the average is between one and two days of EWCM.
How do I test to See if I Have EWCM?
To test your cervical fluid to see if it is fertile or egg-white cervical mucus take some from your underwear or the opening of your vagina; do this with clean hands. Scoop up a sample onto your pointer finger. Take your pointer finger and your index finger, or middle finger or thumb, and spread them apart about an inch. If the cervical mucus stretches out like egg whites than you are about to ovulate and you have fertile cervical mucus.
Cervical Mucus During Pregnancy
Vaginal discharge of various forms is an early pregnancy symptom or a pointer towards conception. The amount of vaginal discharge increases in the earliest stage of pregnancy. This is because the estrogen production and the blood flow to the vagina increases. Your cervical mucus will increase more and more until your mucus plug breaks right before labour. There are many more early pregnancy symptoms.