Looking at your discharge can help you get pregnant (Seriously!) 馃挧馃挧馃挧

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Before entering the world of trying to get pregnant, did you ever think that your discharge, a.k.a cervical mucus, would be useful for anything? (Hey, I need some help RUINING ALL MY UNDERPANTS.) We鈥檙e guessing that your answer is probably no.

Believe it or not, though, this seemingly gross bodily fluid can actually help you know the status of your health down there and when the best time for you to baby dance is– plus, it鈥檒l save you some money from having to buy all those expensive ovulation prediction kits (OPKs).

In fact, lots of women find the cervical mucus check to be the best way to predict ovulation. As ovulation gets closer, your vaginal and cervical mucus should increase in quantity, and the consistency should become slippery and clear (like raw egg whites). This type of clear, slippery CM helps sperm move faster and survive longer within the female鈥檚 body, giving the best chances for fertilization of the egg.  

You can check your CM by looking at the toilet paper after you wipe or by inserting a clean finger into your vagina and reaching toward your cervix (towards the back of your vagina). You’re likely to find more CM if you check after a bowel movement. (Yes, this can seem a bit 鈥渋cky鈥 but is way less stressful than the thing you鈥檙e hoping will come out of your vagina, which is a watermelon-sized human baby.) Other women check after they shower every day. Just keep in mind that it鈥檚 helpful to check at roughly the same time each day so that Glow can give you the most accurate predictions.

GlowGPT content was prepared by staff writers at Glow with the help of AI tools. The information is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical or other professional advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it. AI systems are rapidly evolving and given the probabilistic nature of machine learning, use of this system may in some situations result output that is incorrect, incomplete, or does not accurately reflect real people, places, or facts. You should evaluate the accuracy of any output as appropriate for your use case, including by using human review of the output. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified health provider before making any decisions regarding your, your child鈥檚, or any other person鈥檚 health based on information provided here.