It's more about cervical mucus. If you have mucus that resembles an uncooked egg white (clear and stringy) then you are most fertile then. That should also line up with your cervix being soft, open and closer to your vaginal opening. If you have all that... you're good to go! For me personally, my cervix is in the low and open stage for about three days. If you miss your window of opportunity or you get pregnant you mucus will change to the milky/creamy texture and color sooner. I've also found for me... my cervix stays lower when I'm pregnant. Good luck and have fun making a baby!
ive read some stuff about cervical mucus, but you're saying when you have fertile cervical mucus, then the cervix should be soft, open and closer to the vaginal opening? is that what it means when people say 'high' ? because i thought its supposed to be 'SHOW', Soft, High, Open, Wet... and i thought high meant its higher up, harder to reach.. and if you're saying its closer to the opening, then it'd be easier to reach, right? ive read many different things about the position and the mucus,and i know that every woman's body is obviously different.... but you said your cervix is 'in the low and open stage for about three days' ? did you mean thats when you know you're ovulating, is within those three days? ... also, i know im asking a lot from you but you're the only person who's responded and all the other posts ive seen on here are a few years old.. but you said IF you get pregnant OR miss the window of opportunity aka, eventually will start your period, you said the mucus changes texture? so it'll change either way to the same type of mucus? sorry for asking so many questions.. i have yet to see my doctor.. you also said your cervix stays lower when you're pregnant, and by lower did you mean closer to the opening as well?
i started testing the CP because i sometimes can't tell with the mucus.. sometimes it always looks the same, except when its the time of the month obviously.. but if its clear like watery, and not stringy then whats that mean? ive googled stuff like i said, but i just would like to know your opinion, since you responded to my original post..
thank you for any input you have to say or any questions you can answer! i really appreciate it..
When your cervix is soft, high (hard to reach), open, wet, and you can stretch the mucus a couple inches between your fingers is when you're the most fertile.
Yes, when they say your cervix is high it is harder to reach. I've always found when mine is low/or easy to reach, soft in texture and has egg white mucus, that's when I'm fertile and ovulating. When you either miss the opportunity or get pregnant the cervical mucus changes to a thick milky color and texture. Almost sticky. When your mucus is watery and not stringy, it's just another step/or stage in your cycle. Mine seems to follow the same pattern. Starting with your period, then the mucus starts and changes throughout. Generally it goes from creamy/milky and thick then slowly changes to watery (not stringy/eggwhite) then after the watery stage it will change to the eggwhite consistency. At this point, your ovary begins to release an egg, (though not every month does every woman ovulate/or produce an egg) generally you have the eggwhite mucus during a 48-72 hour window. That's about how long your egg is viable. Once the egg has lived it's 2-3 day window, your body receives the signal that your pregnant or to start preparing for shedding the lining of your uterus(aka your period). Hope this helps. It took me a while to get the hang of it.
thank you.. it does help, but again, i know every womans body is different.. i probably should have mentioned that i have had a baby before, but i didnt even know i was ovulating or anything.. my periods are always irregular since i can remember.. but also, december 2014/january 2015, i found out i was about 6 weeks pregnant, but i kno my body and with my first pregnancy, i was sick for 2-3 months straight, not just in the mornings, but all day.. and with this second one, i wasnt sick at all.. i knew something wasnt right, and 2 days after my first drs appointment, i miscarried.. the drs at the ER said they didnt know when or what caused it, but i later got blood tests showing that my body was low on progesterone, which is needed to support the growth of the fetus.. and my dr has been giving me certain medicine thats supposed to stimulate an increase in the amount of hormones (progesterone) that supports the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation) .... and ive taken maybe 3 cycles of this medicine so far since january.. so it may be working, i wont know unless and until i get pregnant.. or when my period starts becoming regular, or close to regular.. its very confusing and a lot of details, but i just want to be prepared in case i do become pregnant again, that i wont have to go thru miscarrying again..
with all that said, i guess my body is still just adjusting and it could take months maybe even years before it happens for me.. just posted this for opinions/experiences, etc like i said in my main post.. but i know my situation is different from a lot of others, and my body is also different as well.. but any experiences and opinions will just help with my mind..