Confused on how to "read" my cervix

Well, this may be TMI but I dont know who else to ask!!  I have found my cervix (hooray) and have been observing it now for a couple of weeks...well as you may know i seem to have very irregular periods and cant tell when I am goign to O.  Now, I am aware that when its high wet open and soft youre fertile and when its low and hard you are not.  What does high, soft, closed, and wet mean?  Then today, its high, soft, closed and dryish?  The CM is not abundant , but there is a small amount, and its slippery but its white.  so it doesnt stick or paste..


But i have yet to experience the CM that is like raw egg whites...help me out here is it actually clear and really stretchy?  Maybe I am just missing it, but I check it each day?  I have tried FF but since i'm so all over the place its hard to really track it at all.  My last period started Octoner 23 and went to November 18!!  thats crazy!  So now, i dont know how to tell.  ididnt start checking my cervix until november 18.


I'm so confused!!  Help :)

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 5:33 am
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I wish I could help you on clarifying the cervical checks but I have no idea either. HOwever, I can tell you my experience with the cm.


I was on BC for 12 years so I did not remember what it was like to ovulate. The first month I went off BC I had a surprising amount of discharge one day that was similiar to raw egg whites. I was shocked and wondered what the hell was happening to my body! LOL then of course I read all about ew cm and ovulation and I was very happy. But I wish I had been recording that stuff, I didn't realize at the time that it meant anything.


It wasn't exactly like ew, not quite that jelly-like...but very similar. Yes, you can touch your fingers together and seperate them and it will keep a string between them. It is clear and stretchy, though for me not as stretchy as real EW


P.S. yes this is all very "gross" personal info but if we can't all share it here together how are we supposed to help each other out!?! LOL so don't worry about the TMI stuff as far as I'm concerned.  :-)

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:11 am
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A lot of stuff would be TMI other places, but in this group, I think it's fine, since we are all wondering a lot of the same things!


I am not good about the cervical position thing!  It always feels the same to me, although I'm not super consistent about checking it.


I have yet to see any EWCM, mine is almost always sticky/whiteish.  I sometimes have a very little bit of creamy, maybe?  It's so hard to tell.  But nothing EW for sure!  But then, I have only been off the pill 3 months, and from what I read, it can take some time in some people for the fertile CM to return.

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:39 am
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Thanks ladies!  Meany maybethat is some of my issue.  I have been off the pill now for 6 months and maybe its just not back to normal yet?  i do get quite a bit of CM at time and its whlooks like whiteness in water (LOL if that even makes any sense) and its wet and other times its thick and pasty like lotion...its so hard to tell!!


And thanks on the TMI thing :) I'm glad I can have some others to talk to about his stuff!

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:48 am
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I call the white/watery CM creamy and the thick/pasty kind sticky, but that is just how I've been labeling it...not idea if that is right.  If you have the book taking charge of your fertility, there are some pics of the different types (near the back I think)...not the best, but a little helpful.

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 9:38 am
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Great! Thanks for the name!  i will have to take a look for that book!  Thats all I need is pictures to help me LOL

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

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