Post # 1
I have googled and it gave me all types of confusing answers, so I thought I would ask you all. I added a poll for convenience, too. Do you normally experience EWCM before, during, or after ovulation? I know everyone is different, but would love to hear!
Post # 3
Generally you have it in the days leading up to and the day of ovulation. Then you begin “drying up.’ However, I actually have ewcm most of the time. No infection, just how my body works. So for me, cm is not a great marker. Temperature is better for me.
Post # 4
I don’t know when I ovulate but I should know this month when I use OPK.
My doctor told me that EWCM is the best time TTC. I assumed that mean EWCM means I’m fertile. I told her that I was charting and she said not to worry about charting and just to look for EWCM.
The book I got ‘What to expect before your expecting’ is a very interesting read. It told me how to check CM. I learned the CM is different from the lubrication you see when you are aroused.
Oh, I do dry up after ovulation.
Post # 5
I have it the exact days of my ovulation, and 1 or 2 days leading to my period.
Post # 6
Apparently you are most fertile on your last day of EWCM, which is usually the day you ovulate. Usually I have EWCM for 2 days before I ovulate.
Post # 7
I second what beekiss said. The says before and up to ovulation.
Post # 8
Usually, I dry up after ovulation. This month seems different from previous ones. I got my positive OPKs on the usual CD10-11 and we BD’ed around it. I’m now 2 DPO or more, I don’t chart very well, so leaving it up to chance again. Right now, I still have lots of CM. I don’t know if that I’m drinking green tea during the TWW or what, but I have way more than normal.
Post # 9
Its funny when I was on birth control I had it more frequently, now it seems to be just leading up to ovulation, but I’ve only been off BC for a few months so that may change
Post # 10
I never had EWCM in any of my TTC months, even my one “normal” cycle where I managed to conceive!
Post # 11
I get it right before and then sometimes about a week after. I read that there is a secondary estrogen surge about a week after O which causes more sometimes.
Post # 12
A couple of days before and then a day after. But when I’m sick, nada.
Post # 13
i voted for before and during. i normally get 1-2 days before ovulation and the day off. the day after it changes to white-yellowish/creamy.
Post # 14
I never had any EWCM after coming off BCP after 10 years (I have been off for 12 months). I know what to look for becasue I had tons (tmi) before I went on BCP (probably becasue I was very young then). But, I managed to conceive without it since I just got my BFP. I talked to my doc about it and she said not to worry about EWCM as long as you have regular periods and getting positive OPKs.
Post # 15
i had it two days before ovulation and during ovulation as well.
Post # 16
I actually get EWCM about 5-7 days before I ovulate (confirmed by charting).