Cervical mucus before and after the period

When it comes to cervical mucus, there is a lot to look out for over the course of the year cycle. Because depending on what stage you are in, its appearance and texture will change. Cervical mucus is an excellent indicator of the arrival of menstruation or the approach of fertile days. That's why we explain here what your cervical mucus looks like before and after your period.

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  • Cervical mucus before the period

    Yours cycle start with your cycle: day 1 of your cycle is therefore always day 1 of your cycle. That's why we have to face the end of your cycle when it comes to pre-period cervical mucus. 

    Let's play it for a moment: If after yours ovulation and at the end of your fertile window of time fertilization has not taken place, the lining of the womb that has accumulated is shed again - your menstruation begins. During the fertile phase around ovulation, the hormone estrogen ensures that the cervical mucus is very thin and elastic. As your period approaches, the cervical mucus becomes cloudy and lumpy again or stops altogether. Just before your period, you may even feel like your vaginal entrance has dried out.

  • Cervical mucus after the period

    After your period is before ovulation. Immediately after your period, your body produces little cervical mucus and your vaginal entry often feels dry. Cervical mucus production continues to increase as your body prepares for ovulation. As the follicle grows, your cervical mucus will change in appearance and texture: it will become more cloudy, whitish or yellowish and thick, creamy, lumpy, sticky or hard and inelastic.

    The closer you get to ovulation, the better the quality of your cervical mucus: it becomes clearer, more vitreous, more transparent. Sometimes the cervical mucus after period has a slight yellow tinge or contains white streaks, is elastic and feels slippery and slippery. Sperm feels particularly comfortable here.