(Closed) Charters, question for you…possible tmi

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You don’t  have to do an internal check for cervical mucus. It’s fine to check what’s at the opening. (But you can’t check inside one day, and outside the next–that will mess up your stats.)

Have you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility? She describes the kinds of checks you can do.

That said, I have no problem checking my cervical position, and it’s another fertility sign. I just clean my hands beforehand. I think it would be hard to do actual damage– sex is a lot more intrusive and your cervix probably handles it just fine. Smile

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

For mucous, before you urinate, just wipe your area and look to see if there is mucous on the toilet paper.  If you’re trying to check the position, openess, and softness of your cervix, wash your hands throughly, crouch or stick one leg up on the tub, insert two fingers (index and middle) and feel.  Sometimes you have to bear down to feel it.  You can scratch yourself but if you trim your finger nails you’ll be alright.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@heathaah: Smile  Trust me, I never thought I’d be checking my cervix on a daily basis. But I have learned so much from that book!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do it in the shower… 

… checking the cervix that is 🙂 The good thing, is that it’s a secondary sign, so it’s not “mandatory” but it will “help” determine. It’s honestly not that bad. We’re “waiting” until the wedding but ya Sex and tampons are just as or more intrusive… it does take some getting used too over a few cycles to actually determine what’s high vs low and hard vs soft etc… 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, there can also be “ovulation’ bleeding. How “stretchy” was everything?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

It could be ovulatory bleeding.  Right around ovulation (24-48 hrs), I get a little bit of blood (pinkish to brown), nothing substantial but it’s from when the egg breaks off and the hormones go up!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Also, since you mentioned in the previous thread that you have PCOS.  That can give you various types of cervical mucous throughout the entire cycle not just during the fertile phase, once you get used to charting after a few months with your temperature you’ll know exactly what type you’re looking for around ovulation.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I would try TONIGHT.  You have potentially three days after ovulation.

Sorry if that was too forward of me to suggest.

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