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Cervical Mucus Charting
How it works: Your cervical mucus changes as your cycle progresses:
- Right after your period there is very little discharge.
- As you approach ovulation, discharge tends to be cloudy, opaque, and sticky.
- Around ovulation—when you are most fertile—your mucus is thin, clear, and stretchy; it is often compared to egg whites, and this thin slippery mucus allows sperm to swim with more ease.
- After ovulation, mucus becomes less abundant and sticky again.
What Do I Have to Do?
Collect a cervical mucus sample and study it every day. The most accurate cervical mucus samples are collected by inserting your finger into your vagina, but you may also try using toilet paper. Next, plot what your cervical mucus looks and feels like on a cervical mucus chart.
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