Cervical mucus: What it looks like through your cycle

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  • What is cervical mucus?

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  • How to check cervical mucus

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  • Sticky cervical mucus

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  • Creamy cervical mucus

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  • Watery cervical mucus

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  • Egg white cervical mucus

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  • Cervical mucus after ovulation

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  • What can affect cervical mucus?

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  • Learn more about getting pregnant

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ACOG. 2019. Fertility awareness-based methods of family planning. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/contraception/fertility-awareness-based-methods-of-family-planning [Accessed March 2020]

Planned Parenthood. Undated. What's the cervical mucus method of FAMs?. [Accessed March 2020]

Stanford JB, et al. 2002. Timing intercourse to achieve pregnancy: Current evidence. Obstetrics and Gynecology 100(6): 1,333-1,341. http://npr.pl/badania/timing_intercourse.pdf [Accessed March 2020]

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Claudia Boyd-Barrett is a longtime journalist based in Southern California and a proud, continually adapting mom of a teenager.
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