Cervical mucus before and after period

When it comes to cervical mucus, there is a lot to look at throughout the cycle. Because depending on the phase you are in, its appearance and consistency will change. Cervical mucus is a great indicator of fertility if your period is approaching or your fertile days are approaching. That is why we explain here what your cervical mucus is like before and after your period.

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  • cervical mucus before period

    Tu cycle starts with your period: day 1 of your cycle is always day 1 of your period. That's why we have to deal with the end of your cycle when it comes to pre-period cervical mucus. 

    Let's review this 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 uterus that has built up sheds again: your period begins. During your fertile phase around ovulation, the hormone estrogen ensures that your cervical mucus is very thin and stretchy. When menstruation approaches, the cervical mucus becomes cloudier and clumpy again or stops altogether. Just before your period, you may even feel like your vaginal entrance has dried up.

  • Cervical mucus after period

    After your period is before you ovulate. Right after your period, your body produces little cervical mucus, and your vaginal entrance often feels dry. Cervical mucus production continues to increase as your body prepares for ovulation. As the follicle grows, the cervical mucus will change in appearance and consistency: it will become more cloudy, whitish or yellowish and thick, creamy, clumpy, sticky or hard and not elastic.

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