Cervical fluid monitoring can help you determine when you are approaching ovulation. Your cervical mucus changes from an infertile quality to a fertile quality as you approach ovulation. Infertile mucus may be rubbery, filmy, lotiony, or even gooey and be whitish in color. But fertile cervical mucus is slimy, super wet, stretchy and often times clear or streaked clear.
Your cervix is in the back of your vagina. It has a little opening, so the face of it almost feels like a donut with an indentation instead of a hole. If you check your cervix daily with a clean finger (why not check both cervical muucus and the cervix at the same time?), you will notice how it changes position and texture as you approach ovulation. Namely, it gets harder and harder to reach the mouth. It's position gets angled back when you are fertile. This makes it easier for the sperm to be deposited at the mouth of the cervix during intercourse. The mouth also loosens up and doesn't feel as tightly closed as before. Right after ovulation, your cervix will come forward and be closed.
Other symptoms of ovulation may include pain over your right or left ovary during ovulation, spotting at ovulation, and increased sex drive.
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