The cervix during ovulation is in a different state than when your body is not ovulating. Most women wonder what their cervix during ovulation feels like for the fact that they want to plan pregnancy and increase their chances to conceive a child. In the other hand, feeling your cervix to determine if you’re ovulating can be utilized to prevent pregnancy. However, in order to truly prevent pregnancy, it is recommended you always use protection.
In order to understand the cervix during ovulation, one must be able to know what to look for. We break this down into a few steps. If you want to boost your chances for pregnancy, take some notes!
Feeling Your Cervix During Ovulation
As stated above, the cervix has a different consistency when ovulating and when not ovulating. What exactly would you be looking for? Lets point out some characteristics of the cervix during ovulation.
Depth of Cervix
When inserting 1 or 2 fingers into the vaginal canal, the aim will be to find the cervix which will feel like a donut shaped opening. It will take a few tries to determine the depth location of your cervix.
The cervix raises when you are ovulating and rests lower when not. Again, this will take several attempts to determine what is high and what is low to begin with. With practice, this will become easier and will help in future cases to determine if you are ovulating.
Consistency of Cervix
The cervix during ovulation is much softer than when not ovulating. It has been compared to a pair of lips when ovulating. In contrast, your cervix will feel like the tip of your nose when not ovulating.
Amount of fluid
As obvious as it may seem, your cervix will have heavier vaginal discharge during ovulation. There will be heavy fluid content. If your cervix is dry or not as fluid, this is another indicator that you are probably not ovulating at this time.
When Does Ovulation Occur?
If you have gone through the steps above and have come to the conclusion that you are not ovulating, you may have to wait until your next menstrual cycle. The cervix will feel drier after ovulation so it is quite possible that you checked your cervix just after you were ovulating.
All you have to do is wait for your menstrual cycle to come and end and repeat the steps listed above. With practice, this will become second nature to you and you will be able to better plan sexual intercourse to increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant.
Other Methods to Determine Ovulation
Checking your cervix during ovulation is not the only way to determine your ovulation status. Of course, it is the easiest and quickest way to do so, however there are other options and alternatives to determine this.
The other option you have is recording your basal temperature. The cervix will become slippery and vaginal discharge will be heavier during ovulation. Your basal temperature will also rise slightly. Your BBT before ovulation will usually be around 97.2 to 97.7 degrees Fahrenheit. During ovulation, your BBT will rise up to around 0.5 to 1 degree Fahrenheit.
This can be very tricky to track since its just a slight change in your BBT. However, as stated before, this will take practice and continuous testing in order to understand how your body behaves and be able to tell when those slight chances do occur.
The cervix during ovulation has several characteristics that will help you determine your ovulation. Whether it is to become pregnant or prevent pregnancy, continue studying your body and it will become second nature to you. Once again, if you are trying to prevent pregnancy, there is no better alternative than using protection each and every time!
your cervix changes positions during your cycle, during ovulation it goes higher and feels softer to the touch https://t.co/RaAUBU9pSM
— shaolin soul (@ressiej_) November 7, 2017