If pregnancy is on your agenda, then there’s one thing you need to become familiar and closely acquainted with – your cervical mucous. Be it giving you information about your body getting ready for ovulation or protecting the sperm from an otherwise hostile vaginal environment, the importance of cervical mucous when trying to get pregnant, can never be overstated. See also : Tips for getting pregnant – How to choose your baby’s gender even before conceive
The texture, consistency and volume of cervical mucous changes during the course of your cycle; indicating your fertile periods and helping you to plan sexual intercourse right before ovulation. Soon after your period, you may find that your vulva is dry and this is often an indicator that you’re not fertile. As the cycle progresses, cervical mucous increases in volume and changes texture, letting you know that the body’s production of oestrogen is increasing. When cervical mucous appears transparent and stretchy, resembling raw egg whites in appearance, you are considered to be at your fertile best.
But that’s only a small part of the importance of cervical mucous when trying to get pregnant. Typically, the vagina is not a very sperm-friendly environment. The acidity in the vagina, usually paralyzes the sperm, making it dysfunctional and inactive. The only protection the sperm receives, is from the coagulum in semen, which keeps it alive for a little while. At this point, the sperm that make it into the cervix, while the woman is fertile, are protected by the cervical mucous. The role of the cervical mucous is then to enable the quick passage of sperm through the uterus and into the fallopian tubes where fertilization may occur. See also : How Do Pregnancy Tests Work
What’s more, the importance of cervical mucous when trying to get pregnant is never more pronounced than in its ability to act as a mobilizing medium for sperm. When the mature egg or ovum is released into the uterus, it remains fertilizable for only about 12 hours after which it will automatically disintegrate. But even if you miss timing your sexual intercourse around this time, the cervical mucous during ovulation (thin, elastic and transparent) comes to the aid of sperm already in the mucous from previous intercourse and mobilizes it. The sperm the travels to the egg and the rest as they say, is history.
That’s not all. Turns out, sperm come in different shapes – normal and abnormal. The abnormal ones are less likely to make it to the egg anyway, so the cervical mucous helps in the elimination process by acting as a repellent. It automatically slows down abnormal, ineffective sperm, thereby facilitating the movement of healthy, normal sperm and increasing your chances of getting pregnant.
So before placing your order for herbal teas and considering Feng Shui, pay close attention to your body and the amazing changes through your cycle. They just might tell you about the importance of cervical mucous when trying to get pregnant. See also : How About My Baby When I am 15 weeks pregnant