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    fertility basics

    Steps to Check Cervical Position and Cervical Mucus

    • 4.8   (9 Votes)

    Cervical mucus and ovulation are closely associated with each other. A woman need to know the best way to check cervical position for ovulation and pregnancy. There are different types of cervical mucus and you need to make sure that you classify your cervical mucus as per the classification.

    What is Cervix?

    Cervix is a neck of tissue almost cylindrical in shape connecting the vagina and the uterus in human female anatomy. It starts at the lower part of the uterus and composed with fibromuscular tissues. (1) (2)

    Why Cervical Position matters?

    Position of cervix helps a woman mostly in detecting her ovulation and pregnancy. Also, it helps her deciding the brand of menstruation cup to control menstrual bleeding. (3)

    How to check Cervical Position: Steps

    It is very easy to check your cervical position. It entails a straightforward process that can be done in a short span of time with the right amount of practice. (4)

    Step 1: Clean your fingers and nail-

    It is very important to have sanitized fingers and nails before you insert them in your vagina to determine your cervical position. (5)

    How to Check Cervical Position, Cervix

    Also, dry them away right before you put them inside. If you have any issue with vaginal infection/s, wait until your infection to clear up.

    Step 2: Choose the right and comfortable position-

    Cervical checking should be done standing, as it won’t affect the normal position of the cervix due to the gravitational issue. Most women do it by putting a leg up in the toilet seat and the other one on the bathroom floor. You can use bathtub also for this purpose. (6)

    Step 3: Use your index finger to measure-

    Index finger appears to be the most precise measuring technique for the cervix. Insert your clean index or middle finger inside the vagina and roll it up upward till you reach a soft yet firm lump (feels like the tip of your nose), which is your cervix. (7)

    Step 4: Note down knuckle rule- Knuckle rule is the measure of how far your finger is inside to reach the cervix.

    What does Cervical Position entail?

    Cervix, Cervical Positioning

    1- Low cervix: On the basis of knuckle rule, a low cervix can be experienced if you reach the cervix at your 1st knuckle. The low cervix is mostly experienced during menstruation. At this time, your cervix is low, hard and slightly open to allow menstrual bleeding to flow. Just after your menstruation, the cervix remains low, hard and closed. (8)

    2- Medium Cervix: Just after your ovulation period ends or in some cases, till some days’ post ovulation, your cervix reaches a position which is not low but not high as well. You need to use at least 2 knuckles to touch your cervix once your ovulation period is over. This duration of this period of medium cervix varies from women to women.

    3- High Cervix: At the height of your ovulation, the cervix rises very high and feels like lips when touched. During this period, it can be reached with 3 knuckles and feels very wet, open and squishy once you reach. Sometimes, it rises so high that your finger can’t reach it. However, cervix rises high during pregnancy as well. The only difference is that during pregnancy, the cervix is high, hard and closed.

    Cervical Mucus and its importance:

    Cervical mucus is a discharge or a fluid that your cervix keeps secreting during each of your menstrual cycles. It is the stuff; you find in your underwear. Cervical mucus keeps changing color, consistency, and smell during every phase of your menstruation cycle and pregnancy. Here, in this article, we provide you the reason behind the watery, sticky and stretchy cervical mucus you may be experiencing and the underlying causes behind them. (9)

    • Dry and sticky - This is the type of cervical mucus you experience after menstruation. (10)
    • White, creamy and sticky- One experiences this type of cervical discharge during pre-ovulation days.
    • Watery and stretchy- this is the indicator that ovulation is on the way.
    • Egg white and stretchy- during ovulation your cervical mucus looks like egg white and stretchy.
    • Sticky and dry- Just after your ovulation ends and your period begins, the cervical mucus gets all dry and sticky.
    • Knowing how to determine cervical mucus help you tracking your ovulation and pregnancy accurately.



    Kavita Kharlukhi

    After checking my cervical mucus result, I had severe pain in my abdomen, is it safe or I messed up with the procedure.

    Sept. 30, 2018, 1:46 p.m. 5.0


    Reshma Chandan

    I track my ovulation days by OVO Health. It's an easy, trustworthy and accurate method to find your fertile days rather than cervical mucus. You can try this method too for further assurance.

    Sept. 23, 2018, 7:36 p.m. 4.5


    Elle Copper

    My cervical mucus was dry and sticky. What does that mean?

    May 8, 2018, 12:11 p.m. 5.0


    Tanya Willey

    It was hard to do this first but now I am used to it now. It's better to track your fertile days on your own.

    Feb. 26, 2018, 8:37 p.m. 4.5



    The OVO Health app says that I'm not due to ovulate until the 26th but my discharge is dry and sticky as if I'd already ovulated and I'm getting really worried that I've missed my fertility date.

    Feb. 24, 2018, 7:21 a.m. 4.5


    Ishan Shubhashish

    Nice one. Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Feb. 23, 2018, 7:25 p.m. 5.0


    Shelly Turner

    I learned a lot of things regarding tracking ovulating days by cervical mucus but never knew how to do that. Thanks for sharing these procedures and their determined results. It really helped a lot.

    Dec. 24, 2017, 2:33 p.m. 5.0


    Kunja Lal

    Measuring cervix position is very helpful. I did it for 2 cycles continuously. Now I am well aware of my cycles and ovulation. This position and discharge really works. Incredible indeed!

    Oct. 31, 2017, 12:58 p.m. 5.0


    Kapil Kumar

    It's very difficult to check cervix position. I have tried many a times to reach to my cervix but never found that. I don't know how people find. Curious to know.

    Oct. 31, 2017, 12:23 p.m. 5.0

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