How to Check Your Cervical Position for Ovulation?

by | Nov 8, 2019

p>Checking your cervical position is a shockingly practical procedure. Instead of something that can only be done by a licensed OB/GYN, you can check it using your index or middle finger while sitting on your toilet. There is much to learn about tracking the cervical position for ovulation.





Reasons to Check your Cervix

For couples trying to conceive, checking the position of your cervix can help you detect ovulation in advance. The cervix undergoes slight changes throughout a menstrual cycle. You can use your cervical position to help to track your most fertile days and ovulation.

When checking their cervix, women shouldn’t worry if they struggle to comprehend what they’re feeling at first. Some people aren’t able to track subtle changes even after the 10th try. Checking your cervical position is a skill that requires persistence and patience.

Refrain from tracking your cervical position during or after having sex. Because the position of the cervix adjusts when you’re sexually aroused.

Remember to check your cervix almost every day for the best results. It makes sense to check your cervix even when you’re sure that you’re not ovulating. Contrary to popular belief, it’s easier for many to recognize the feeling of not ovulating, versus ovulating. Thus, it helps you have a better idea of key changes in your body when ovulation does occur.


The Reliability of Tracking the Cervical position

When approaching ovulation your cervix can change in ways that are unique to yourself. If you’re comparing notes to specific examples or other people, your personal experience could be much different.

Tracking ovulation using your cervical position is generally seen only as a slightly reliable method or used to assist with tracking ovulation. Similar to tracking a woman’s cycle based on basal body temperature and/or cervical mucus, numerous variables and factors affect the cervical position.

For example, if you’ve previously had a vaginal birth, your cervix might feel softer than average. Also, changes in the cervix during early pregnancy are similar to ovulation symptoms as well. It’s highly unlikely to tell if you’re pregnant and not just ovulating without a home pregnancy test or doctor’s visit.

However, the Mira fertility tracker actually has a 99% accurate hormone analysis. Also, since the symptoms of the cervix vary based on lifestyle, you may completely miss your fertile window. On the other hand, the Mira Fertility Tracker measures your actual hormone concentrations and shows your unique hormone curve. It helps to precisely identify your fertile window for those trying to conceive, or trying to avoid.

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 Cervix Changes Approaching Ovulation

There are three different types of cervix changes that may occur when approaching ovulation. First, is the feeling and texture of the cervix. When approaching your fertile window, estrogen is released and the tissue surrounding your cervix softens, which makes it spongy like your lips. Outside your fertile window, the cervix may feel nubby like the tip of your nose.

Another change is the actual cervix position. The position of your cervix can vary from high, medium to low. As you are nearing ovulation, the cervix moves up and back. This happens because your reproductive system is preparing for positions that are optimal for sex/conception.

Furthermore, the opening of the cervix varies during a women’s cycle. The cervix may have a slight opening right before ovulation that feels like a thin slit. As you approach menstruation the cervix changes from tightly closed, into a slightly larger opening.


How to Check Your Cervical Position

Find a secluded place, this could be your bathroom. Wash your hands to avoid bacterial infections. Choose a position that you feel comfortable using on a consistent base, and that has easy access to the cervix. Squatting is the most optimal position because the cervix is pushed forward into the vaginal canal.

After getting situated, insert your pointer or middle finger into your vagina and touch your cervix. Compared to your smoother vaginal walls, the cervix feels like a firm round dimple. Some women can easily reach their cervix, while others may not be able to reach it at all.

Things you should take note of:

  • How much of the finger makes it inside the vagina. You can use knuckle measurements to see how low your cervix is inside your vagina.
  • What is the feeling/texture of your cervix?  Rough, smooth, in the middle?
  • Does your cervix feel open or closed? If there is an opening, is it wide?

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