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Will My Cervical Mucus Change When I Become Pregnant?
on Feb 10, 2013
by Alyssia Granger
In the beginning of a pregnancy the changes to cervical mucus are largely different from woman to woman. Find out what to look for as your cervical mucus changes.
A woman’s cervical mucus changes throughout her ovulation cycle, going from thick and sticky during menstruation to thin and watery just before ovulation. The purpose of cervical mucus is to either provide an easy conduit for sperm to travel through to the matured egg that is ready to be fertilized or as a barrier while the body begins the cycle of ovulation once again. For women who have taken an interest in checking cervical mucus to help pinpoint the right times to have sex to get pregnant the question of how cervical mucus will change after pregnancy comes up. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Once a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes a variety of changes as implantation occurs and as the pregnancy progresses, her cervical mucus are among those changes. In the beginning of a pregnancy the changes to cervical mucus are largely different from woman to woman. Some women find that their cervical mucus takes on the consistency of that during menstruation, becoming thick and sticky as the fertilized egg attaches itself to the thickened uterine lining and begins to develop. However, just as often other women find that their cervical mucus remains thin and watery much like it was during ovulation. As the pregnancy progresses, the changes to cervical mucus becomes more common across the board as vaginal discharge increases as the weeks and months pass. A less common change to cervical mucus during pregnancy is it taking on a pinkish or brown tinted color; this is a result of what is known as implantation bleeding and could be a good sign for an early pregnancy. However, it can be mistaken as the natural menstruation, so it may not be as accurate a sign of pregnancy as a home pregnancy test or the diagnosis of a doctor.
After ovulation has passed many women trying to conceive can oftentimes find themselves nervously fretting as they wait to see if their efforts have proved successful or not. The anticipation and worry can prove stressful, so here are a few tips to help you keep your head while you wait.
Don’t fret if you aren’t having “Pregnancy Symptoms”. In the early stages of pregnancy most women are completely unaware of the pregnancy, showing no signs or symptoms that anything is changing until at least a few weeks. If you aren’t having pregnancy symptoms, don’t let it convince you that you aren’t pregnant, just wait and see.
Let yourself be distracted. The wait can become your sole purpose while you wait if you have been actively trying to conceive for some time, but doing so can just increase your stress levels and decrease the chances of a successful implantation. Let yourself be distracted by other things as this will help you pass the time and hopefully increase your chances of conceiving.
Find ways to let yourself relax. Just as stress can decrease your chances for a successful implantation, relaxing can increase the chances of pregnancy. The process of conception is greatly influenced by your hormones and if you try and find way to relax those hormones will find a better balance.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.