Cervical confusion

The cervix is the most confusing thing on the face of the planet. It really is.

So when you’re not fertile, it’s supposed to be low, firm, and closed. When you are fertile; high, soft, and open.

Also, your cervical mucous is supposed to be like egg-whites when you are close to O time. Creamy, or sticky indicates that you may be fertile, but that EW is what you’re looking for.

So, let’s take a look see at my cycle thus far.

Since my miscarriage, I have been having 31 day cycles, with an ovulation day of around 17. Cycle day (CD) 6-9, I had egg-white cervical mucous (EWCM). This is not typical for me. I started taking Mucinex this cycle in hopes to thin my cervical mucous (CM) out a bit. Well, it ran out of me like water. It was EWCM a-plenty! I figured that it was just because I was taking the Mucinex.

I began using my ovulator predictor kit (OPK) test strips on CD 10, and after all that EWCM, my CM was just creamy or sticky. My cervical position (CP) was decent; mostly medium height, medium texture, medium opening. Much to my surprise, on CD13, I got a positive OPK. This generally means that your body has detected an LH surge (the hormone that is present during ovulation), and that you will ovulate within the next 24-48 hours. I also had a complete dry-up of my CM. There was nothing to be accounted for whatsoever.

I continued to use my OPKs, just to be on the safe side. All negative; one right after the other. So, I assume that I ovulated sometime over the weekend. Great, grand, wonderful.

CD15-16, my CP is LFC. All of a sudden today, CD18, my CP is HSC, with an ABUNDANCE of creamy CM. What!?

This is by far, the most confusing cycle I’ve had trying to conceive. I am completely confused as to my body’s fertility signs. They seem to be all jumbled up, and I’m just left scratching my head, going, “What?” and hoping that we timed everything right this month. I’m starting to think that maybe local colleges should start offering “trying to conceive” courses. Screw chemistry, astronomy or physics, trying to interpret my body’s fertility signs is like a science in and of itself. If I manage to get pregnant from this crazy-ass cycle, I should receive a Nobel Prize.. Seriously.

So I’m considering myself in the 2WW now. I’m going to try and not over-analyze anything that my body may do, because last month I honestly thought I was having some really good pregnancy symptoms. It just goes to show you, though, my body is a confusing liar. So here I wait, trying to remain calm and sane, and patient.

With my fingers crossed, of course.