More than Fertility. Safeguarding Your Reproductive Health With The Billings Ovulation Method™ - page 7

Learn to Recognise the Signs of Beginning Fertility
The fertile phase of the cycle begins when the ovaries
start to produce oestrogen as the egg develops. This
hormone stimulates the cervix to produce different kinds
of mucus. A change in the sensation and appearance
of the mucus at the vulva is nature’s way of letting you
know that you are now potentially fertile.
One of the types of mucus produced by the cervix
dissolves the mucus plug. This means that sperm can
now enter the uterus. Another type of mucus acts as a
filter, destroying unsuitable sperm cells. Yet another type
of mucus forms channels which help the sperm travel
through your reproductive system to meet and fertilise the
egg. This mucus also protects and nourishes the sperm,
helping them to live up to 5 days.
As the ovaries produce increasing amounts of oestrogen you will notice a changing
pattern of mucus and a difference in the sensation the mucus produces. The mucus
becomes progressively wetter and then slippery. You may notice the mucus becomes
thinner and clearer. But even if you don’t see any mucus, the sensation of slipperiness
means that you are fertile.
Every woman is
an individual with
her own individual
pattern of cervical
mucus. And her
unique pattern
is a remarkably
accurate reflection
of her reproductive
Changing Pattern of Fertility
Changing Pattern of Fertility
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