Discharge During Ovulation

Your questions answered

Discharge during ovulation varies greatly for many women. Although eggwhite fertile mucus is preferred, some women don’t have much discharge at all, while other women only have a little or the ovulation discharge is rather thick and creamy.

Discharge and ovulation can be a bit confusing some times, so I’d like to answer a few questions I’ve received recently and hopefully shed a little better light on what to expect with your ovulation cervical mucus and how to interpret your fluid.

Question #1 – Ovulation Without Eggwhite Fertile Mucus

I have a 25-28 day cycle. I can’t tell when I ovulated cause I don’t get eggwhite cervical mucus. I never paid attention with my other kids, but I do get cramping, enlarged breasts, and killer mood swings. My cycle arrives on time with a day or two difference. I get lotion-like mucus or it is just wet, not slippery. Could I still conceive with the wet or lotion-like mucus? We’ve been trying for 5 months now, and I’m losing faith. What can I do more?

Answer – You can conceive with less-than-perfect discharge during ovulation. However, you need to make sure you’re definitely ovulating each month, and then it’s good to improve your cervical fluid as much as you can to help improve your chances ot getting pregnant.

It’s also important to note that observing your cervical fluid isn’t the only way to tell when you’re ovulating. That’s why I recommend using two or three methods instead of trying to know with just one method. While observing your discharge during ovulation is a very useful tool for many women, not all women have enough fluid flowing out to be able to utilize this method.

Other ways to test for ovulation are checking cervical position. With this method, you test with clean fingers how low your cervix is within the vaginal canal. The cervix drops lower as your body is approaching ovulation.

BBT charting is an excellent method for determining when you have ovulated. However, you will not know when until AFTER you have already ovulated. This method is very beneficial for getting to know a pattern in your cycle, knowing when ovulation has passed for the month, and also can indicate a pregnancy when temperatures remain elevated past the normal time for you.

Ovulation predictor kits (OPK’s) are also an excellent method for determining ovulation. These tests measure LH (luteinizing hormone) levels in the urine. LH increases leading up to ovulation. A positive OPK indicates that you should ovulate within 12-36 hours.

Utilizing as many methods as you can for several months will help you get to know your cycle better and whether or not you are truly ovulating and when to time your baby-making intercourse.

You can improve the quantity and quality of your discharge during ovulation with FertileCM. This supplement is also designed to help support a health uterine lining for implantation of the embryo.

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Question #2 – Does Egg white Ovulation Discharge Prove I’m Ovulating?

I have been reading a lot about ovulation, but I still have some unanswered questions. I seem to think I’m infertile. I’m getting blood tests done to see if I’m ovulating, but if I get the white stretchy “egg white like” discharge during ovulation does this mean that I’m fertile and I’m able to have kids? This obviously indicates that I’m ovulating, right?

Answer – In order to get pregnant more quickly, I wouldn’t simply assume that you’re ovulating just because of egg white discharge during ovulation. I would take steps to learn more about your cycle in order to get the timing down more closely.

It’s important to not rely on just one method for knowing when you ovulate. BBT charting and ovulation predictor kits are other valuable tools to use in order to know your cycles more closely.

The thinner “egg white” consistency of a woman’s discharge leading up to ovulation is meant to be more “sperm friendly,” enabling the sperm to swim unhindered to their destination. Having a more “hostile” fluid that is less liquidy and thick or creamy can prevent sperm from traveling to fertilize the awaiting egg.

More about Fertile Cervical Mucus

Question #3 – Ovulation Cervical Mucus & Other Discharge

I had egg white discharge for two days, then it stopped, so I thought ovulation had occurred. However, three days later I noticed some thick discharge again. Now I m not sure what’s going on. Randomly I checked my BBT, and it was low. So I’m very confused and upset as I’m not sure what’s going on.

Answer – As above, it’s important to use several different ovulation predicting methods in order to get a better idea when you are ovulating. Just gauging your discharge during ovulation is not generally enough.

This discharge you describe may not actually be due to ovulation. Semen can make observing cervical fluid more tricky. Plus, a woman’s body is continuously changing as well as her fluids. It could be that you weren’t observing your fluids as much in previous months, and now you’re noticing everything.

It’s best to begin to check your BBT’s each month consistently (not randomly, which will probably only bring confusion) so you can be more confident when ovulation has ended.

More about BBT Charting

Question #4 – Discharge During Ovulation & Cramping

I have read that when a lady ovulates, she will have eggwhite-like mucus and cramping. I had the eggwhite-like mucus on Day-12 and cramping on Day-14 with lotiony looking discharge.
So now I’m kinda confused. I’m supposed to be most fertile when I have the eggwhite-like mucus. Yet I’m cramping only on Day-14 and the mucus consistency had changed.

Answer – This cramping could be what’s called mittelschmerz, which is a German word meaning “middle pain.” Many women experience this cramping-type sensation during ovulation, although it’s not clear whether the cramping occurs before, during, or after the egg has been released. Light spotting can also occur around this time, which is perfectly normal as well.

A woman is most fertile leading up to ovulation, and this is when the fertile mucus is present. After the fertile period when ovulation has already occurred, the fluid dries up. However, it’s most easy to tell when you’re tracking with several different methods (as above)

Question #5 – No Fertile Discharge During Ovulation

Last cycle, my BBT chart & OPK told me I was about to ovulate, & I had sex, though my cervical mucus was never egg-white like all through the cycle. I didn’t get pregnant. What could this mean? Does it mean both BBT & OPK were wrong for me?

Answer – I woman can get pregnant even when her cervical fluid is not optimal, although having fertile egg white mucus makes getting pregnant more likely in any given month.

Even when all factors are simply perfect within any given month, a couple’s chance of pregnancy is only about 20%. So your BBT and OPK could have been completely right, even though you didn’t get pregnant this month.

You can improve the quantity and quality of your discharge during ovulation with FertileCM. This supplement is also designed to help support a health uterine lining for implantation of the embryo.

Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPK’s)

Detecting Fertile Cervical Mucus

BBT charting

Determining Ovulation

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