HELP - need advice on cervical mucous.

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Registered: 04-07-2003
HELP - need advice on cervical mucous.
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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 2:18pm
Hi there. I've been surfing the web most of the day trying to find info on CM. Mine seems to go from the sticky, creamy stuff to like a really wet type but when I put my finger 'there' to see, my ahem feels very wet and when I look at my finger, it just looks very wet but it's not stretchy. I'm on CD15 now and I've had this for the last 3 days and yesterday I had a +OPK. Does CM have to be eggwhite and stretchy for my DH's swimmers to fertilize the egg? PLEASE HELP!
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 5:32pm
I am not a cm expert but, I can share with you what I notice and how it works for me (I got pg the second month of TTC so I think I have a good track record!)

I get EWCM for a few days before O. I use OPK too. I notice that the day of and the day after I get a +OPK, my cm is very wet and slippery.

Okay, this part may be "too much info", but, I notice that Bding during the slippery stage is so much easier and, my DH's swimmers do not come down (in other words, other times during the month when we BD, even if I lay in bed for an hour afterward, as soon as I get up, out go the swimmers. When my cm is slippery, they stay up there!). So, for me, slippery means perfect conditions!

I hope someone else who is more of a cm expert can help you.

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 5:46pm
I posted in ttc questions about this. Maybe it would give you some more info? I am not really good at cm because I am not 'normal'Good luck! Crystal

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 2:12pm
Thanks you 2 for your replies, it makes sense what you said about the swimmers not coming down if let lose in fertile mucous (if only I had that). Now I'm 8DPO and feeling very down because I've got a gut feeling that I'm not pregnant - I hear you saying 'but it's too early to tell, you've still got a few days to go,' but I just can't bear this. I don't know how many more months I can go on living like this - month-to-month. I think I just want to go out and get absolutely cained and forget just for a few hours, my troubles....but I can't of course because I need to wait to make sure I'm not pg.