Why is cervical fluid important for getting pregnant?

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    annie_smith79

    You say that as I approach ovulation my cervical fluid may become clear, slippery and stretchy.. Does this mean I have ovulated or I am just approaching it? How do I officially know that I have ovulated?

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    doyleplusdan

    There would be a distinct change from one day to the next. Like going from stretchy, clear one day to bone dry or just sticky the next

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    Lauren

    Hi Annie, thanks for your question!  Slippery, stretchy cervical fluid means that you're approaching ovulation.  The best way to know for certain that ovulation is over is by tracking your basal body temperature (as well as cervical fluid).  You can read more about recording your BBT here :)

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23626932-BBT-101

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    eramsey91011

    I noticed that I have very watery CF around the middle of my cycle up to a week before AF. Does that mean my hormones are off?

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    Lauren

    Hi there, it's hard to say what might be causing this without knowing more about your cycle.  Having watery cervical fluid around the middle of your cycle is actually totally normal and may simply indicate ovulation.  Have you tried tracking your ovulation day by measuring your BBT?  You may find that the end of your watery cervical fluid days line up with your BBT rise, which is totally normal and suggests that you may be ovulating about a week before your period arrives.  If you need more information about identifying ovulation with your BBT, here's an article that may help you :)

    http://blog.kindara.com/blog/basal-body-temperature-101

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    kmbertels

    I usually ovulate, then have two dry days and then its creamy until I start my period. Does that mean I could potentially get pregnant during the creamy time?

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