Let's talk about Cervical Mucus!
This is one of the most important biomarkers with the Fertility Awareness Method. BUT it's also the most confusing and the one with lots of questions.
All women are different and experience different mucus patterns. One you've charted for a while, you'll start to see patterns in what you're seeing.
Cervical mucus is necessary and essential for conception BUT also for preventing pregnancy. Understanding cervical mucus is key to preventing or achieving pregnancy!
Cervical mucus is the fluid that comes from the cervix and changes because of the fluctuating hormone levels.
Estrogen and Progesterone impact the cervical mucus production.
- Estrogen stimulates the cervix to produce more moist, fluid, strechy, egg-white and lubricative mucus.
- Progesterone causes the cervix to develop a thick and dense progesterone-base mucus. It is a stone wall and intended to serve as a barrier to sperm.
When you're starting out with FAM, cervical mucus can feel the most daunting and confusing aspect. Literally the part where you're like "I'm never going to understand it". BUT don't worry, I promise that you will start seeing changes and start to see your own patterns overtime.
Just start observing what you're seeing and feeling when you wipe!
The best way to learn is by working with an instructor. You are the first to know (YAY) that I will have a 6-week group program for you starting early February - there will be a 1:1 component too so together we can answer any questions that you have regarding your own charting!
If you're someone that doesn't like group programs, I'll also have a 4-week 1:1 program available.
As usual, if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to send them over!
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If you're still at work - just know that the holiday is right around the corner!
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Love & Light,