More than Fertility. Safeguarding Your Reproductive Health With The Billings Ovulation Method™ - page 5

1: 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
safeguarding your reproductive health, you are not alone. A recent Australian study
found that less than one in five women had correct knowledge about their body’s
signs and symptoms of fertility and infertility, and the importance of cervical mucus in
achieving pregnancy and safeguarding reproductive health.
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 and an important sign of good health. 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 can also help you identify irregularities in
your unique pattern that may need further investigation.
“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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