Changes in Cervical Mucus after Implantation
Cervical mucus is far and away the best way to determine where you are in your cycle for most women. Just before and during ovulation women will see what is called fertile or egg white cervical mucus. This is typically clear, sticky, egg white consistency cervical mucus that is seen in varying amounts but is a good indication that a woman is going to or is going to ovulate. This type of mucus transports the sperm the best and can allow it to live in the body of a woman for five to seven days.
After ovulation and around the time of implantation the cervical mucus will lose the egg white consistency and usually because quite sticky. A lot of women experience an absence of cervical mucus after ovulation around the time of implantation, but it really varies from woman to woman. If women pay close attention though they will notice that their cervical mucus becomes much stickier and sometimes white as soon as ovulation occurs.
Around the time of implantation many women experience a sudden increase in cervical fluid again and there even may be some pink or brownish tint to some of the cervical mucus. This is thought to be a bit of blood that is caused by the implantation of the egg in the lining of the uterus. After this initial increase in cervical mucus and a slight tint pink the experience of each woman varies widely.
During pregnancy there are surges of hormones that may cause the amount of cervical mucus to increase and then decrease. Many women that have never really paid attention to their cervical mucus now notice it every time they get dressed and undressed as it is noticeable in their panties. Other women report that they do not notice any cervical fluid while pregnant. Again, there is no normal or abnormal in this sense as each woman’s body responds to pregnancy and the surge in hormones differently.
Many women cannot discern the difference between cervical fluid before and after implantation as there is no real decisive change that happens with implantation. A woman can usually tell if she has ovulated because the mucus will change, but not all women will see the pink or brown tinged cervical mucus so you can experience implantation and not know it based on cervical fluid alone.
Cervical fluid is a great way to predict when your body will go from one stage of the cycle to the next. You can enhance your chances of fertilization and implantation by knowing what type of cervical fluid you have at all times. When you see the egg white cervical mucus you can assume you are fertile and when it is no longer of egg white consistency you are either pregnant or you are not. As you can see, our bodies basically tell us when we are able to get pregnant and when we are not, and we may be able to tell when implantation has occurred!
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