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- What is cervical mucus?
- What is infertile cervical mucus and when do you have it?
- What does infertile cervical mucus look like?
- Is my cervical mucus infertile or hostile?
Understanding how your body works is key to increasing your chances of pregnancy. You need to be aware of when you are fertile and equally important, when you are not. Your non fertile period is marked by the presence of infertile cervical mucus. Your body goes through a number of significant changes during your menstrual fertility cycle to prepare you for pregnancy. Your body also has its own way to prevent you from getting pregnant. One of these is infertile cervical mucus. During the menstrual fertility cycle from menstruation to ovulation back to menstruation again, vital changes occur in your cervix intended to either promote or prevent pregnancy. These changes are controlled by chemical signals called hormones.
What is Cervical Mucus
Cervical mucus is a fluid released by groups of cells (glands) lining tiny pits found in the cervix. The cervix is the lowest one third of your womb or uterus.
When you have a terrible cold you go from having a very runny nose to a nose that is stuffy. This is because the mucus produced by the glands in your nose changes from being watery to thick, giving you a blocked nose. The previous example however is part of your body’s defense mechanism. During your menstrual cycle, signals (called hormones ) are sent from the ovaries to the cervix to tell it what type of mucus to produce.