Do you needEWCM to concieve?

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  1. Julia

    Julia Well-Known Member

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    I have done a ov test and it has come up positive....sooooo guess what me and DH will be doing over the next couple of days :lol: BUT...i don't have EWCM - does this matter? My cm is more watery and white (sorry!)
     
  2. Rachael

    Rachael Well-Known Member

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    Hiya Julia

    Although the egg white CM is the most fertile of the CM we have - It's not the only fertile CM, so it's very possible for you to get pregnant without the EWCM.

    Heres a little bit of info on the types of CM - Hope this helps!

    What Does Cervical Fluid Look Like?
    Cervical Fluid will range in abundance, consistency, color and fertile quality due to the increasing level of estrogen within the first phase of your cycle. Typically the changes in fluid will fall into the following pattern.

    Dry or Light Moisture - INFERTILE
    After menstruation for a period of 3 - 5 days you may experience no fluid at all or a small amount of moisture. Color of any existing fluid is clear or slightly white but will dry immediately on your fingertips. Overall sensation is not wet at this time.

    Sticky or Gummy - INFERTILE
    Cervical Fluid then changes to feeling sticky for a period of 2 - 3 days. When rubbed between your fingertips it may give a small amount of resistance, feels slightly gummy or may even crumble. The color will range from clear to white and although you may feel a small amount of moisture the fluid is still dry and does not feel wet at this time.

    Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like - FERTILE
    Cervical fluid now becomes much more abundant and will feel wet from 2 - 4 days. It can appear either thick and creamy or like hand lotion and will form peaks in your fingertips when pulled apart or can be thinner and look milky. Color of the fluid is white or yellow and the overall vaginal sensation is wet.

    Eggwhite Cervical Fluid - VERY FERTILE
    Cervical fluid now reaches its most fertile stage for 1 - 5 days. The fluid will look and have the consistency of eggwhites. It is slippery to the touch and if pulled between the fingertips will stretch 1 - 10 inches! The color can be clear or iridescent and the overall sensation is extremely wet.

    Dry, Moist or Sticky - INFERTILE
    Cervical fluid will now change drastically due to the drop in estrogen and the surge of progesterone following ovulation. It can be dry, watery, moist or sticky and will remain in that stage until the end of your monthly cycle - which is the day before your menstrual period begins. Any fluid at all will dry up quickly upon your fingertips, can range from no color to white and your overall vaginal sensation will be dry at this time.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Julia

    Julia Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rachael

    It is at it's fertile stage then at the moment....but...I have had a positive ov test....surely I should have EWCM to go with the positive test...or will it come tommorrow?
     
  4. Rachael

    Rachael Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Julia...missed your last post!

    Its quite possible to get pregnant without the EWCM...the very wet CM is still fertile. If your anything like I was, you won't get EWCM every month so just go with the wettest CM.

    Lotsa luck!
     
  5. Impatience

    Impatience Well-Known Member

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    It is definately possible - cos I did it! :D

    The first two months of ttc I got EWCM but no bfp
    This cycle no EWCM and....BFP!

    So you just never know!

    Good luck

    Angela
     

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