To some it sounds kinda gross.
To others it’s a telltale sign of their fertility potential.
But to everyone… it can be pretty confusing- and often people are misinformed. Let’s change that.
What It Is
Cervical Mucus (CM) is a true glimpse into your fertility: it can tell you if you’re ovulating and even where your energy may be blocked. And yet so many people are confused about what CM even is, or what they’re looking at in the first place. And to make matters worse, companies claim to fix CM deficiency issues by way of various lubricants such as Pre Seed, but that doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
I want to breakdown the 4 types of CM (YES, there’s 4 different kinds!), why your CM may be deficient and a few tips on how to generate it naturally- without the lube!
Everyone seems to be well aware of the “egg white mucus”- and that’s great… but it’s certainly not the only type- or even your most fertile mucus.
The Four Types
4 Types of Cervical Mucus For Fertility
- Type G Mucus: This thick and pasty CM happens right after ovulation and essentially blocks the entrance to the cervix, prohibiting any sperm from getting through.
- Type L Mucus: Following your period, the Type L mucus comes to town as your estrogen is rising. It’s a slippery and thin liquid, that begins to allow sperm to pass- but not much.
- Type S Mucus: Here is the notorious “egg white” mucus that most women look for. It’s stretchy, clear… and there’s LOTS of it. This is the time that your estrogen is RAPIDLY rising, increasingly allowing sperm to get through.
- Type P Mucus: THE MOST FERTILE MUCUS… Hallelujah! This Potassium-rich (aka P Mucus) happens right before you ovulate helping to SUPERCHARGE the sperm to get as close to the tubes as possible. While this is the primetime for fertility, this is actually CM that you can’t see- frustrating , right?
Of course people will say, “ I used Pre Seed and got pregnant!”
People also say the stood on their heads and got pregnant… something is bound to work for someone.
But the important thing to remember is that these “solutions” aren’t addressing the underlying problem, which is most likely a YIN deficiency. Not following?
Low to zero CM = Yin deficiency = estrogen is impacted
You’ll notice that your Yin- think: cool, wet, fluid, etc– is weak when everything seems “dried up.” This goes beyond your CM and can make even your skin, hair or eyes feel dry.
Often it has to do with lifestyle… and this is where you can work naturally to increase your CM.
Eating spicy foods, having a poor diet, exhaustion and stress all create this internal heat that dries up our CM over time.
So consider foregoing the spicy noodles for a bit, read up on nutrition for fertility (for example, click here to learn about bone broth, and here to learn about why you should ditch the salads and smoothies,) get more sleep and try to remove the unnecessary causes of stress and anxiety in your life.
Remember, what worked for one person, won’t necessarily work for you because fertility is an individual experience… but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.
If you have low to zero CM, try to get to the root cause with your specialist, or schedule a consult with us to discuss your options.
Yes, we are going to dive deep into Cervical Mucus- and so much more- when you schedule a consult with us. Click here to find out how we can help.