Cervical Position and Ovulation Prediction

Predicting Ovulation by Looking at Cervical Position

In predicting fertility, observing the position of the cervix (located at the lower part of the uterus) can be very instructive. Like cervical fluids, the position and "feel" of the cervix will undergo measurable, tangible change during a woman's menstrual cycle.

By examining your cervix, you can learn to predict ovulation and increase your chances of getting pregnant. If you are fertility charting, then by recording your cervical position changes, you can establish another coordinate for determining your most fertile time.

Examining Cervical Changes

When conducting any self-exam, make sure that your hands are clean. As with ovulation testing and BBT charting, examination of the cervix should take place at the same time every day. Gently insert one or two fingers into your vagina - and by reaching back you should be able to feel your cervix. During the exam, ask yourself the following questions (but remember, it make take time to "learn" about your body - the positions and feel of your cervix throughout your cycle).

  • Is the position of the cervix relatively low (easy to reach) or high (less easy to reach)?
  • Does the cervix feel relatively soft or firm?
  • Does the opening of the cervix feel open or closed?
  • Is the cervix dry to the touch - or relatively moist - or very moist?

Prior to ovulation - during the first half of your cycle, the cervix will feel relatively firm (like touching your nose) and dry to the touch - and the position of the cervix will be low in your vagina (easy to reach). The entrance of the cervix will feel closed.

However, as you approach ovulation, the cervix will become increasingly soft and will increasingly moisten in order to create a more fertile environment for the sperm. (A product that is designed to help improve the quantity and quality of cervical mucus is called FertileCM.) The entrance of the cervix will feel open and begin to lift. At the highest point, the cervix may be a bit difficult to reach and the entrance of the cervix will increase in size. The feel of your cervix will be softer - like touching your lip. At this point, you are at your most fertile time.

Following ovulation, the cervix begins to return to a firmer state and the entrance will begin to close. Also, the position of the cervix will again drop and become easy to reach.

These changes in cervical position can be monitored and recorded, augmenting fertility charting and helping you pinpoint your window of opportunity for conceiving.

Comments

how will conceive a boy l already had 2girls

the cervix goes hign and soft when fertile

omg stop being a bitch^^^^

So my boyfriend and I have had sex 5 times since January 26 - February 2nd. I've been feeling pretty weird lately, headaches, dizziness, stomach pain & I have been having a thick white/ clear ?milky discharge for the past 4 days. Could I be ovulating or am I pregnant? My last period ended on the 25th of January.

I was suppose to have my period 5 days after 09.02.2012, and my cervix is wet and easy to reach, i think its opened and im pregnant or what, is this a possibility for conception?

I was suppose to have my period 5 days after 09.02.2012, and my cervix is wet and easy to reach, i think its opened and im pregnant or what, is this a possibility for conception?

ok so im on my secound round of clomid and it says your supposed to ovulate between 5-9 days after ur last pill. last month i ovulated 5 days after last pill and well now im on my second round and my last pill was on friday, now monday my cervix had already changed to high, soft, open, and wet so is it possible that im going to ovulate this early again? last month my cervix didnt open till after i ovulated (think thats y i didnt get prego) so what do you all think? am i going to ovulate really early again? or is my body judt being stupid? ive been checking my cp for 3 years so i know how it is in my cycles, and this is just messed up

My comment that is under this one is directed to the woman asking about getting pregnant only every 2 months after her ectopic.

I had my right tube removed almost 3 years ago due to ectopic and then another ectopic almost 2 years ago but the left tube was spared. I just recently had 2 miscarriages one right after another with no period in between. I thought for sure i would not get pregnant again at least for 2 months since I obviously just ovulated from the left so theoretically I would have ovulated from the right side. Well, I ended up pregnant again so either my one tube moved to retrieve the egg from my right ovary or I ovulated twice in a row from the left. After a little more in depth research online doing specific searches I found both to be possible. The human body is amazing and a woman's reproductive organs are even more amazing and complex. From what I've read fertility is only reduced by 15% when it seems it would be reduced by 50% after having a tube removed. Just pay close attention so you can find out right away when you are pregnant again to make sure it is not a repeat ectopic.

TO THE PERSON WHO WAS SO RUDE ABOUT SEX SELECTION, MANY PEOPLE MAY WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN USE DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE MONTH AND POSITIONS TO CONCEIVE A BOY OR GIRL ESPECIALY IF THEY HAVE HAD 4 BOYS LIKE I HAVE AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BABY GIRL, I'M PRETTY SURE THE SHETTLES METHOD FOR SEX SELECTION PROBABLY WILL NOT WORK BUT IT IS WORTH A TRY. YOU BELIEVE IN GOD BUT HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM, SO WHY NOT JUST TRY TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A DIFFERENT SEX BABY. BESIDES TO TELL THESE PEOPLE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT CONCEIVE AT ALL IS VERY RUDE, I AM TRYING TO USE THE SHETTLES METHOD TO CONCEIVE A GIRL THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I SHOULD NOT HAVE CONCEIVED MY 4 WONDERFUL BOYS WHO ARE 1. IN THE NAVY FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE, 2. A MECHANIC WHO MAY FIX YOUR CAR, 3. A STUDENT COUNCELLOR AT SCHOOL WITH WITH A 4.0 AND 4. TOP OF HIS CLASS IN THE SECOND GRADE WITH STRAIGHT A'S. SO I THINK EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A LITTLE BELIEF THAT I MAY HAVE A GIRL, DID NOT DISQUALIFY ME FROM HAVING THOSE BOYS AND BEING AN EXCELLENT MOTHER. BESIDES, AS YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS BETWEEN THE X(GIRL) SPERM AND Y(BOY)SPERM THAT MAKES IT THERE FIRST, DID YOU KNOW THAT, THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF WHICH ONE GETS THERE FIRST DEPENDS ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF YOUR VAGINAL SECRETIONS. ACIDIC VAGINAL SECRETIONS KILL BOY X`SPERM AND IF YOUR VAGINAL SECRETIONS ARE MORE ALKALI IT FAVORS BOY(Y) SPERM, SO REALISTICALLY THE SEX OF THE BABY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MAN IT HAS TO DO WITH THE WOMEN'S VAGINAL ENVIRONMENT, WHICH CAN BE MANIPULATED WITH DIET AND DOUCHING. THIS IS NOT SOME FLY BY NIGHT INTERNET INFORMATION THIS COMES FROM MY GYNECOLOGIST, THAT I WORK FOR AS A RECEPTIONIST, THAT HE HAS ME TELL WOMEN ASKING THE EXACT SAME QUESTION. SO BEFORE YOU GO POSTING COMMENTS ABOUT PEOPLES STUPIDITY, AND CRUSHING HOPES AND DREAMS, MAYBE YOU SHOULD DO A LITTLE RESEARCH. BESIDES, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY WOMEN PER DAY THAT I DEAL WITH THAT HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THEIR BODY WHAT SO EVER, DOES THAT MEAN THEY WILL MAKE BAD MOTHERS?

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