Achieving Pregnancy with the Fertility Experts : The Billings Ovulation Method - page 6

2: Brace Yourself... I’m going to talk about
Cervical Mucus!
Yes, it’s all about the mucus! If you have no idea what this has to do with making
babies, you are not alone. A recent Australian study found that less than one in five
women had correct knowledge about the signs and symptoms of fertility, and the
importance of cervical mucus in achieving pregnancy.
Even so, you have probably
noticed different types of cervical mucus during your menstrual cycle, and thought
nothing of it. But far from being nothing, this mucus, which is produced by the cells of
the cervix for a few days before ovulation, is essential for fertility. The sensation and
appearance of this mucus at the vaginal opening (called the vulva) help you to identify
the fertile and infertile times in your cycle.
“It just seems so obvious. I don’t know
how I didn’t notice it before.”
Kate, 28 years
The Ovulation Method Research and Reference Centre Australia. (2010).
Pregnancy outcomes associated with peak fertility.
The Female Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive System
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