Checking Your Cervical Fluid Is Easy!

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    adewajuliana

    If some is not producing cervical fluid those it mean she is not ovulating

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    While a lack of fertile cervical fluid may be a sign that you're not ovulating, this isn't necessarily the case. Often, women think they're not producing any cervical fluid, but they actually are! Check out this article about how to find your cervical fluid when you think there isn't any. 

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    jenafur14

    My CF is creamy and resembles school glue but thinner. According to the app today is my ovulation day. Is it safe to say that I have not ovulated yet?

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    Courtney

    Hi jenafur14, without looking at your charts, it's hard to say, since it's possible that you already ovulated. Have you observed any wetter (eggwhite or watery) CF yet, or a sustained temperature shift? If not, then you're correct, you probably have not ovulated. 'Sticky' CF that resembles school glue is not very fertile CF.

    Our fertility prediction feature is based on an average of past cycle data, and not the data from the current day - so while it can be useful for planning ahead, it's not always 100% accurate at pinpointing the actual day of ovulation. This is because many women will not ovulate on the same day each cycle. So really, no algorithm could tell you with 100% certainty whether you're ovulating - only you can decide that for yourself by tracking your cervical fluid and basal body temperatures :)

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    jamieleelindsey

    I generally always have a small amount of cervical fluid. does this indicte an early sign that I am not pregnant? Is it possible to have cervical fluid while pregnant? Thank you for the help!

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Many women will experience a small amount of cervical fluid throughout their cycle, so this probably isn't anything to worry about :) Also, because of increased estrogen production during pregnancy, many women will observe MORE cervical fluid than normal after they get pregnant. So yes, it is possible (and probable, for a lot of women) to have cervical fluid while pregnant.

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    gemizno1

    Hi is there a specific time of day I should check CF?

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    Courtney

    Hey gemizno1,

    For the most accurate observations, check your cervical fluid at least 3 times per day (morning, afternoon, and evening) - or for simplicity, you can check it every time you go to the bathroom. This is because it's possible to have one type of CF in the morning, and another type in the evening. If you observe multiple types of CF, remember that you should always mark the most fertile type of CF for that day. 

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    lorraine

    About how soon after observing fertile CF, should you have intercourse?

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    Courtney

    Hey lorraine, I take it you're trying to get pregnant? If so, when you observe fertile cervical fluid, it's a good idea to have sex that day. Remember to track your basal temps as well so you can know if and when you ovulated!

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    funnyfitgal719

    Hey there. All of the calendars are telling me that my high fertility time is today and tomorrow however I starting seeing cervical mucus last Thursday and it went from stretchy to egg white and now is almost completely non existent as of this morning (even though the calendars are telling me otherwise) I'm guessing I missd my fertility window. Any thoughts on this? Thank you!

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    Courtney

    Hey funnyfitgal, The thing is, because you can ovulate on different days in different cycles, no prediction feature in an app can tell you with 100% accuracy when your fertile window is. Your observations of your cervical fluid and basal body temperatures are likely to be much more accurate at determining the fertile window :) If trying to get pregnant, remember that the best times to try are just BEFORE ovulation (i.e., before the temperature shift), when wet, fertile cervical fluid is present. 

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    megan

    What's the best time of day to check CF? Is there a best time if day?

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    Courtney

    Hey Megan, Check your cervical fluid as you go to the bathroom throughout the day, and at the end of the day. It's best to check your CF multiple times a day, as you may have one type of CF in the morning, and another at night. 

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    megan

    Thanks Courtney, if it is different throughout the day, how do you know which exactly to chart? Thanks!

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    Courtney

    Hi Megan, you can mark all of the types of cervical fluid that you observe each day in the Data screen. The chart will automatically display the most fertile type of CF you marked for that day. 

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    sitijaffar

    is it possible to 'skip' the eggwhite CF and go from Creamy to Watery immediately? I've been tracking my CF the past days, it has been creamy, and today it was just watery and not exactly eggwhite or stretchy. 

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    annfranceshahn

    Do I check my CF every time I pee or right in the morning?

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    sadi_lin

    Hi, I just Putin my period info. I checked my CF fluid and I think I am in the eggwhite fase! It's like eggwhite, very clear and stretchy.can I get pregnant?

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    Courtney

    Hey sitijaffar - yes, it is possible to go straight from creamy to watery. The thing is, every woman is different, and though some women will follow the none->sticky->creamy->eggwhite->watery->back to creamy/sticky/none pattern, others will not. The most important thing to keep track of is whether your cervical fluid goes from drier in the beginning of your cycle, to wetter before and during ovulation, and back to drier afterwards for the rest of your cycle.

    Annfrance - it's best to check your cervical fluid throughout the day, as you may have different CF at night than you did first thing in the morning. If you observe different types of CF in the same day, record them all in the app.

    Sadi - Fertile cervical fluid (such as eggwhite CF) IS crucial for getting pregnant, but because we don't know if you ovulated this cycle (track your basal body temperatures throughout your cycle to learn if and when you ovulate), I can't say for certain whether it's possible for you to get pregnant right now. If you haven't ovulated yet, pregnancy is certainly possible, but if you already ovulated, pregnancy won't be possible until the next cycle. But, it can't hurt to try :) 

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    anna.loader

    Hi Courtney, just wondering if you have any thoughts on phases of of ovulation and trying for a girl vs boy? I have heard that the few days before ovulation are best for intercourse for a girl... And obviously therefore before noticing a temperature shift?
    Great job on this ap

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    Courtney

    Hey Anna! There's a lot of conflicting information out there about when to time sex to choose the gender of your baby, and unfortunately, there isn't any reliable evidence in favor of any of the different methods. This article from our blog has some more info: http://blog.kindara.com/blog/choosing-the-sex-of-your-baby-a-history?rq=gender

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    lioness291

    What if I only remember to check my CF after urinating? Should I still record out or wait till I go potty again to check before & after?

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    Lauren

    Hi Lioness, ideally you should check your cervical fluid multiple times per day, every time you use the bathroom.  Always record the most fertile cervical fluid you see throughout the entire day on your chart.  If you only remember to check after urinating, feel free to record what you find, but if you notice something more fertile later on in the day, be sure to record that on your chart as well.  Hope this helps!

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    Katrina Anderson

    Question... I menstrated for 4 days, now this is my 3rd day of spotting. My cervical fluid feels dry, but I also have brown gooie stuff. What does this mean? Am I actually dry and would it be safe to have sex?

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    Lauren

    Hi Katrina, thanks for contacting us!  If you're seeing any brown gooey stuff after day 5 of your cycle, it's best to be as conservative as possible and wait to have sex until you're totally confident that you're fully dry.  Unfortunately spotting can mask cervical fluid making it difficult to tell if you're truly dry, but again it's best to be as conservative as possible to avoid pregnancy.  

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    krschrock89

    Hi! I heard some people ovulate twice  during their cycle. Is that even possible?

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    Lauren

    Hi there, thanks for contacting us!  It actually is possible to ovulate twice in one cycle, but the second ovulation will ALWAYS occur within 24 hours of the release of the first egg.  This multiple-ovulation is how fraternal twins are born.  This is also why, if you're using FAM to avoid pregnancy, it's so important to wait 3 days after your temperature rises and 4 days past your Peak Day to consider yourself safe to have unprotected sex.  I hope that helps - let me know if you have any questions about this!

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    mrsperry52315

    Hello I'm New to this. My question is I just stopped my depo.shot this month should I wait to check my c.f.? Willing ovulate soon?

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    kathryn.ayo

    Hi! We are TTC and my period consisted of a lot of brown stuff. (Normally it's just blood) It lasted about 7 days on and off and I had one dry day after that. Today is day 10 of my cycle and I noticed sticky, glue-like CF. Do you know why I would have had this very strange period and am I already entering my fertile window? Thanks!

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