If you have been trying to get pregnant for some time then you’ll know how frustrating the waiting game can be. Add to that the misconceptions and stories on improving your fertility and you’re left wondering when the best time to attempt baby making is, what positions you need to use and whether your fertile mucus is ‘egg white’ enough.
Fortunately if you want to maximize your chances of getting pregnant then there are some tried and true methods that you can try to help bring the stork closer to your door.
The two main factors you need when trying to conceive a baby is to make sure you are ovulating (and know exactly which day that is in your cycle) and also to give the sperm the best chance of reaching the egg by improving your cervical mucus.
The first is easy enough to find out; you’ll just need a method of determining your ovulation day. You can try charting your temperature watching for signs of ovulation, or use prediction kits such as ovulation tests or saliva monitors.
Cervical mucus / cervical fluid is one of the three primary fertility signs to getting pregnant according to Toni Weschler of Taking Charge of Your Fertility, with the others being charting your basal body temperature each morning and keeping track of your cervical position during your cycle.
In this post I’ll talk about how you can improve your chances of getting pregnant by increasing the amount and quality of your cervical fluid.
By the way, I’ll use both the terms cervical fluid (CF) and cervical mucus (CM) throughout this post, but they both mean the same thing.
Improving Your Cervical Mucus
Throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle there are many changes to her body and one of the most obvious signs is the type and quantity of cervical mucus that she produces. It appears right before ovulation and is considered an important sign of fertility.