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Old 08-11-06, 11:41 PM
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Hi All,

We are TTC for our second child. The first one happened without much planning. After browsing through the boards, I heard some ladies mentioning about observing the cervical fluid to track the most fertile days. Could someone elaborate more on this. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-12-06, 07:58 AM
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Been a while since I've been TTC... but the basic idea is when the cervical mucus (CM) starts to become thin and clear, it's a good time to start doing the baby dance!! You'd be either close to, or ovulating at that time, and it's easier for the sperm to swim through the thin, clear CM than the thick stuff!!
I'm sure others will be able to explain more about it!!
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Observing and tracking cervical fluid can take a little practice. Although it's a bit gross to look at pictures of different types of cervical fluid, that is the best way to understand what you're looking for. There are detailed pictures and very clear explanations of this and the other two key fertility signs (basal body temperature and cervical position) in Toni Weschler's Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I highly recommend you invest in a copy, or just check one out of the library for a while.
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ditto what the ladies above have already said. the book is excellent and the CM explanation is right on!
Good Luck!
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cervical fluid starts out dry after your period and then gets sticky, then creamy, then wet and watery, becoming most like eggwhite as you get closer to ovulation. you can find lots of websites on how to track your fertility through your cervical fluid.
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