What is Cervical Mucus?

The glands in a woman’s cervix secrete cervical mucus when stimulated by the hormone estrogen. Cervical mucus usually aids in conception as well as serves to protect the uterus from bacteria and various other foreign intruders. This cervical fluid is very important for conception because of its ability to keep the sperm alive for as …

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Why Are Hormonal Contraceptives So Effective?

Hormonal contraceptives (HC) are known to be extremely effective at preventing pregnancy and no one is disputing that. But have you ever stopped to wonder what makes them work so well? All HCs prevent pregnancy in essentially the same way, by combining the following three actions: They interfere with ovulationThey interfere with implantationThey prevent your …

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What To Know About Cervical Mucus And Fertile Discharge

Throughout the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus changes. This type of discharge is healthy and a sign of regular ovulation. One method of fertility monitoring uses changes in cervical mucus to predict ovulation. When a person is fertile, the cervical fluid is watery, thin, and slippery, and it may appear similar to an egg white. What is …

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Different Models Of Cycle Tracking

Fertility awareness-based methods—or natural family planning—are all about tracking your menstrual cycle to determine the days that you can get pregnant. The tricky part is actually knowing when those days are. To do that, you’ll need to pay very close attention to your body and its patterns. Most people don’t use FAMs (or most other …

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Cervical Mucus: No, You (Most Likely) Don’t Have an Infection!

Have you ever noticed that white discharge in your panties and instantly worried that you had gotten a UTI or some other kind of infection? Well, I am here to tell you that you are (most likely) perfectly fine! Overview Cervical mucus (CM) is produced by the lining of the cervical canal (Epithelial folds called …

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