I have been trying to conceive for 6 months with no luck yet. I have read about checking cervical mucus to determine ovulation and have been trying this for the last 3 months but I have never seen this egg white discharge that I have read should occur at ovulation. Does this mean that I am not ovulating? Is it normal for all women to have this mucus? I normally have very little mucus at all for most of my cycle with a little creamy discharge for one or two days before my period starts. My period is always regular every 28 days.
My first question would be whether you are getting the temperature rise that is normally associated with ovulation. You can use the ovulation charting software on this site. If you aren't getting a temperature shift, then you are probably not ovulating, and may need medical support to conceive.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.