What Cervical Mucus Is and Why It Is So Important for Implantation
Cervical mucus is produced by tiny glands in the woman’s cervix every day. It’s normal and we are quite used to noticing such slight discharge from time to time. However, not all of us try to remember, how this fluid looks like at the beginning of our cycle and in the middle of it. This happens before planning a child. When we expect the desirable two red lines, every new symptom, even the secondary one, becomes important.
How can we know, that implantation has already occurred? The amount of cervical mucus increases around the time of ovulation. It becomes more viscid and contains more water (up to 98%). This discharge helps sperms to reach the ovule. After fertilization its consistency changes a lot. There is no need to force more sperms to the egg, now it is important just to protect it from internal infections and bacteria.
What should cervical mucus after implantation be like? Women, who monitor their vagina discharge throughout the menstrual cycle, want to know, how it changes after conception and implantation. The consistency of cervical mucus is actually determined by the estrogen and progesterone hormones` influence. In the middle of the menstrual cycle estrogen levels are high and the vaginal discharge becomes more thin and stretchy. The infertile mucus is thicker due to the progesterone level’s change in the body.