|Cervical mucus method
In this method, there is reliance on the natural cyclicity which the cervix undergoes in the production of mucus. It produces two main mucus types. To this two, we add two more signs- dry (when the cervix is not producing any mucus) and menses, which is blood from the uterus. There are therefore four signs to use in the cervical mucus method.
These are used to make a chart following a special method.
Examine the tissue or cloth to see if there is any mucus on it. If none, then you are at the dry period. If there is mucus, see if it is clear or transparent or cloudy. Then touch to see if it stretches and then classify accordingly. Any form of bleeding must be classified as 1 even if it is during the midcycle. Then chart and join the points together later. You will see a pattern similar to this one below, if you have a normal cycle.
There are very man variations in the
normal pattern, including examples of how the chart can be used to
identified abnormalities leading to infertility as follows
Normal variations include
Selection of sex of unborn baby
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