Egg White Cervical Mucus
Definition - What does Egg White Cervical Mucus mean?
Egg white cervical mucus is a vaginal fluid produced between the second and third week of a woman’s monthly cycle, around the time of ovulation. Egg white quality cervical mucus indicates that a woman is currently experiencing the most fertile part of her cycle.
By tracking and monitoring the changes in cervical mucus, it is possible for a woman to maintain awareness of her fertility pattern. This awareness can assist a woman in controlling her chances of conception. Cervical mucus can be monitored through simple, at home self-evaluation.
Egg white cervical mucus may also be referred to as fertile cervical mucus or peak cervical mucus.
FertilitySmarts explains Egg White Cervical Mucus
Cervical mucus is an important component of a woman’s reproductive health system. When a woman is not fertile, the majority of her monthly cycle, cervical mucus acts as a barrier to the body, blocking foreign objects, bacteria, and even sperm from entering the body. However, during the time when a woman is fertile, cervical mucus adjusts in order to aid the sperm, propelling it through the vagina and uterus in search of an egg, and providing an environment that allows the sperm to survive for up to several days.
A woman can check her cervical mucus by inserting two clean, washed fingers into her vagina. Removing her finger, it is possible to inspect the cervical mucus present. It is important to note that it may be hard to differentiate between vaginal fluid and semen. Women should inspect cervical mucus prior to unprotected intercourse or a day or two after.
Egg white cervical mucus is typically clear or nearly clear. It is the stretchiest of all cervical mucus, and when spread between fingers can reach up to an inch or two without breaking.