Some women find that they experience sticky, stretchy clear discharge during their period.
As this type of discharge is commonly associated with ovulation and TTC (Trying to Conceive), some women wonder whether this is a sign of ovulation. The confusion about when pregnancy is calculated from (generally from the first day of your last period, about two weeks before conception) has also made this topic more confusing for many women.
What is Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)?
Egg white cervical mucus is cervical mucus that is clear and stretches between out between your fingers without breaking. It’s often associated with ovulation and is caused by changes in your progesterone and estrogen levels.
Does This Mean You’re Fertile During AF (Aunt Flo)?
A tiny percentage of women experience fertility during menstruation or immediately after, however it is relatively rare.
EWCM during periods is caused by rising estrogen during menstruation. During your period, it is NOT a sign of fertility but just a change in cervical fluid influenced by the hormonal changes in your body.
If you wish to track your fertility, the best methods include tracking your BBT (Basal Body Temperature) and changes in your cervix over the course of your cycle. Tracking your cervical mucus when you are not menstruating can also be a good way to monitor fertility.