Have you ever paid attention to your vaginal discharge before? The answer is probably a big no. Apart from dirtying your underwear, you may have thought about it as completely useless. But, that is where you are wrong. Vaginal discharge or cervical mucus is not pointless. In fact, it plays a major role in your pregnancy. Did you know? Your vaginal discharge can say a lot about your fertility. It keeps changing all through your period cycle and provides you with so much information. All you need to do is look.
What is cervical mucus?
Cervical mucus is basically all the slimy-looking substance that comes out of your vagina. This discharge helps keep your vagina clean, keeps it safe from any infection, removes all the old cells, and helps conceive. The vaginal discharge is a constant, which will keep making its appearance all through your menstrual cycle. However, if you look closely, you will be able to see all the subtle changes it keeps making. But, don’t confuse vaginal discharge with arousal fluid. The arousal fluid arrives when a woman is sexually aroused, and it provides the necessary lubrication during sex, making it comfortable and even enjoyable.
Why is cervical mucus important for conception?
During the menstrual cycle, the vagina is not on the best terms with the sperm. It can become bitter and hostile when the sperm enters. However, if the correct cervical mucus is present, it will help the sperm survive in the reproductive tract for longer and will also nourish it. So, when does the correct cervical mucus show up? It makes an appearance a few days before your ovulation and stays for a few days after your ovulation too. The hormone estrogen is responsible for the cervical mucus to show up at the right time. Therefore, you need high levels of estrogen for a sperm-friendly vagina.
A few days before your ovulation, cervical mucus sends out a message for you to start having sex in order to conceive. During this time, your chances of becoming pregnant are very high. Even though there will be time for ovulation once the mucus shows up, but it is the correct time to start having sex because you would have already entered a fertile zone and it will prevent you from being too late in your cycle. If you want an expert opinion, don’t hesitate to talk to our professionals at Apollo Fertility. Book your consultation today.