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Types of Cervical Mucus

dry or Sticky
dry or Sticky

Sticky cervical mucus is a bit like children’s craft paste but less chunky. It’s not dry, but it’s not smooth and creamy either.

Menstruation
Menstruation

Cervical mucus also known as cervical fluid is a vaginal discharge produced by the glands in the cervix. The cervix is a passage that connects the vagina to the uterus. The color, texture and consistency of your CM changes through out your menstrual cycle.

Then, Back to dry and Sticky
Then, Back to dry and Sticky

After ovulation, the hormone progesterone causes cervical mucus to become sticky and thick. This stops sperm (and any other foreign substance) from getting through to the uterus. As ovulation approaches, your cervical mucus changes from a consistency that's not sperm-friendly to a more fertile variety.

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to a raw egg White Consistency
to a raw egg White Consistency

Egg white cervical mucus is the most fertile kind of cervical mucus, and it is frequently abbreviated as EWCM on fertility charts and in trying to conceive forums. While cervical mucus changes throughout a woman's cycle, EWCM is the most fertile and signals the best time to have sex for pregnancy.

to Creamy Like Lotion
to Creamy Like Lotion

Lotion like cervical mucus after ovulation - I had watery cervical mucus after ovulation and then a few days before my period is due, my CM is white, creamy lotion-like - could I be pregnant? No. Best to run a pregnancy test

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to wet and Watery
to wet and Watery

Cervical mucus that doesn't ever become fertile is sometimes referred to as hostile cervical mucus. You may see fertile cervical mucus again right before your period. Some women notice that their cervical mucus becomes wet or almost egg white-like again right before menstruation. Obviously, this isn't a sign of impending ovulation. Women sometimes wonder if getting a lot of cervical mucus just before their period is a possible early pregnancy sign.

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