Physical properties of bovine cervical mucus
during normal and induced (progesterone and/or PGF2alpha) estrus.
Methods to approximate when a woman is fertile are usually based on the menstrual cycle, changes in cervical mucus
, or changes in body temperature.
Their advice to women was not to rely on calendar dates to determine their fertile window (good advice in my opinion), but not once in the entire article did the authors mention that the "fertile window" had to do with cervical mucus
. (For some "historical" reading on this topic, readers might consult Billings et al.
Besides changes in cervical mucus
and basal temperature, other signs of approaching ovulation include tenderness and a slight increase in size of the breasts, pain in the lower abdomen, a tendency to be more emotional, and an increase in sexual desire.
Helpful as it is, the cervical mucus
test is no more than a model.
Diagnosis of occult endometritis in cows (using white side test on cervical mucus
A sperm invasion test checks the interaction between your sperm and your partner's cervical mucus
when examined under a microscope.
This means the couple is monitoring the woman's cycle with basal body temperature or other predictors such as evaluating the cervical mucus
with the "clear plan" fertility monitor.
The progestin in the progestin- releasing IUD thickens the cervical mucus
and blocks sperm.
We also agree that retention of the cervical mucus
may be an important issue and we always take special care to avoid/ minimize manipulations in the cervical canal that may disturb or dislodge the cervical mucus
Thus, quantitation of immunoglobulins in the serum and cervical mucus
of infertile women is of significance (14, 15).
Partly true - Women who take longer to conceive are more likely to have thicker cervical mucus
, and boy sperm swim better in thicker mucus.