Am I Ovulating If I Never Have Fertile Mucus?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
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.

ANSWER

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.