Next to your basal body temperature, it is just as important to monitor your cervical secretions in order for you to attain a successful pregnancy after 40.
Right after your menstrual period ends, you will observe that your cervix is slight wet or very dry for two weeks at the most. When the time of ovulation nears, there is an increase in moisture in your vagina. Several days prior to ovulation, cervical mucus becomes thick and very slippery in consistency. Two to three days before ovulation, the mucus is wetter and stretchy. By the time you reach your day of ovulation, you will notice that the cervical discharge has the same consistency as egg whites. It is when the mucus attains an egg white appearance and consistency that you and your husband can try having sexual intercourse. After ovulation, the mucus dries up after two days.
Middle aged women can benefit the most from observing their cervical secretions because of the irregularity of their menstrual cycle upon which the monitoring of the basal body temperature is based. To increase your chances of conception, it is highly advisable to monitor both the BBT and cervical mucus discharges.
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