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How can cervical position help you know where you are in your fertility cycle?

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Another way to learn about where you are in your fertility cycle is to check the position of your cervix. If you put two fingers into your vagina, you should feel the cervix at the end. Before you ovulate, it should feel hard and dry, like the tip of your nose.

During ovulation, you should notice that it seems to have shifted higher and that it feels softer and wetter. But you should always make sure that your hands are clean before you start poking around. And since it may be hard to tell exactly what you're looking for, you may want to talk to your doctor first.

From: Charting Your Fertility Cycle WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Pregnancy Association: "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors." BabyMed. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. , December 2002. Scolaro, K.,  , Feb. 15, 2008. FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."







Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Pregnancy Association: "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors." BabyMed. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. , December 2002. Scolaro, K.,  , Feb. 15, 2008. FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."







Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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