Cervical Mucus During and After Ovulation. Ovulation Symptoms
Cervical mucus is produced by the mucous glands of the uterine cervix and the intensity of secretion depends on the certain period of the menstrual cycle (MC). During ovulation, cervical mucus is almost fluid and is secreted in great amount. It stretches well and creates an excellent nutritive environment for the sperm cells. The form of cervical mucus, as well as other ovulation symptoms, can be identified both at home and in a laboratory.
Cervical mucus is an important secrete, produced by the mucous glands of the uterine cervix. Its secretion has a cyclic nature. We distinguish between six stages of cervical mucus secretion:
- Dry days;
- Thick, sticky discharge;
- Cream-like mucus;
- Profuse watery discharge;
- Ovulation cervical mucus, resembling an egg white;
- Thick «progesterone-type» discharge.
Presented in a form of a diagram, this list allows to trace the estrogen influence over the MC. In phases 1-2 estrogen level is extremely low, in stages 3-4 it starts rising, and the chances of impregnation also increase. Stage 5, the peak of estrogen prevalence, provokes emergence of the ovum. And finally, in the 6th phase, the notional curve goes down, since estrogen concedes its place to another equally vital hormone – progesterone.
Consequently, the typical sticky structure of the fluid and almost transparent cervical mucus during ovulation is the result of estrogen influence.