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OK moms I feel like an idiot asking this but how do you monitor your cervix and CM? We are ttc and I keep hearing about this.... Anything would help.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Oct. 3, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • How to Monitor Cervical Mucus to Predict Fertility - Day, Fertile ...Be prepared to check your cervical mucus (CM) consistency several times ... How To Monitor Your Cervix for Fertility · Chart Your Basal Body Temperature ...


    Answer by vbruno at 4:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Natural Fertility Signs: The BasicsThere are three different natural ways to monitor your fertility. ... During the beginning of your cycle, and after ovulation, your cervix is in a low ...


    Answer by vbruno at 4:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Great link's

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 6:13 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Yes, good ones. I used a book called Your Fertility Signals


    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 7:03 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, and check out

    Position can be rather subjective, and can change during the day, so check at the same time every day. Just reach up there and feel around for something cylindrical that feels a bit like the end of your nose right after your period (that's the easiest time to start charting this, because it's the easiest condition to recognize). Do that every day, and as it gets higher, softer, and more open, you're approaching ovulation. (con't...)


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:19 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

  • Mucus can be checked when checking position, or just from discharge on toilet paper when you wipe. At first, it's dry (little to no discharge). Then sticky (like sticky boogers that stick to the tissue and seem to kind-of glue it together). Then creamy (like lotion). Then watery (thin and abundant and stretchy). Then egg-white (exactly like the name implies: very abundant, very stretchy, and very icky). Egg-white usually means you're about to ovulate.

    I would also recommend charting basal body temperature (take your temp first thing in the morning, before you even get out of bed; before you ovulate it will be rather low and may fluctuate, and after you ovulate it goes up by about half a degree and stays that way approximately two weeks until your period starts, or longer if you're pregnant). BBT is the only way to know for sure whether you've ovulated or not.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:19 PM on Oct. 3, 2009

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