Hello Ladies! Ovulation question. When you first notice your discharge is gooey.. are you ovulating THAT da?
day? How long is the window? I'm using the clearblue ovulation monitor. I noticed the super gooey discharge on Saturday (when I was out of town away from my hubby) and then the monitor was at it's peak on Sunday and yesterday. We had sex last night when I returned home. Thanks!! XO
- JSLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Cervical Mucous Monitoring
Another method for determining when ovulation occurs is through the cervical mucous monitoring test. This is the only method that will not require looking back to the past few cycles to analyze. It is based on examining the mucous that is normally secreted from the cervix in order to determine where the woman is in her cycle. The consistency changes during the cycle due to hormonal fluctuations. The key to this test is that the woman will actually have to get a sample of her cervical secretions (from the outer lips of her external genitalia) and stretch it between 2 of her fingers (the thumb and index finger) to test for the consistency.
Before Ovulation (low chance of pregnancy):The first few days following menstruation, there will be little or no discharge present. The woman should feel dryness around her vulva. During this time, she is usually not able to conceive.
Approaching Ovulation (chance of pregnancy):The first discharge that does appear should be moist or sticky and should be white or cream in color. In the finger test, the mucous should break easily. She will only be able to pull her fingers about 1 cm apart before it breaks. During this transition time, first the mucous will become cloudy and slightly stretchy during the finger test (this means that it will still break before the fingers are stretched all the way). As time progresses, the mucous will become greater in volume.
Right around ovulation (high chance of pregnancy): At this stage, mucous resembles egg whites. It is the thinnest, clearest and most abundant at this point in the cycle. Finger testing will allow the mucous to stretch quite a ways (several centimeters) before it breaks (if it breaks at all). ) The amount of this thin mucous will steadily increase until she experiences her 'mucous peak'. This is the last day of this period where the chance of conception is high. It is closely tied to ovulation. It is often only recognized in retrospect. During this phase, the sperm's survival rate is higher. It can survive in cervical mucous for up to 72 hours, a significantly longer time than during the rest of the cycle.
After Ovulation (low chance of pregnancy): After ovulation, there is a marked change in mucous appearance. It returns to the sticky stage (does not stretch during finger test) and there is again a feeling of dryness around the vulva.
One caveat for this test is that sperm can be confused with the mucous secretions and the woman could make wrong assumptions. Also, vaginal infections, medication, and birth control can alter conditions and should be taken into consideration when examining any vaginal secretions.
Mucous can be easier to retrieve after bearing down (like she is going to have a bowel movement) or after exercising
- Anonymous4 years ago
hello pricey, i had this while i used to be five weeks.i received scared and suggestion anything was once incorrect.Dont panic, its very traditional.as days development, mine grew to become very thick and white.Even if it doesnt flip white, its adequate so long as you dont bleed closely.The mucus plug is to seal off your cervix and preserve it unfastened from illness and stuff.additionally, you are making 10 occasions extra hormone than the ones traditional days and in an effort to produce such gooey discharges.take care, preserve feeling well abt the being pregnant and in an effort to placed you relaxed.
- Nurse AnnieLv 71 decade ago
During ovulation, your vaginal mucus becomes clear and stringy. If you are not ovulating, it becomes creamy and a white/off white color. Ovulation usually only lasts for about 24 hours.Source(s): I am a nurse for over 21 years
- The Indigo CobraLv 41 decade ago
well, I was gonna eat breakfast