Cervical mucus is an important factor in the TTC process and is closely monitored during fertility treatments such as IVF. In IVF, cervical mucus is bypassed altogether through the use of medications to stimulate the ovaries and the collection of eggs directly from the follicles using a needle guided by ultrasound.
However, for those trying to conceive naturally, tracking changes in cervical mucus can help identify the most fertile days. Collecting and observing a sample of mucus on a daily basis can help in predicting ovulation. During the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus undergoes changes in texture and consistency, from dry and sticky to wet and slippery, eventually leading to egg white cervical mucus.
As ovulation approaches, estrogen levels rise, causing the cervix to produce more fertile-quality cervical mucus. This egg white cervical mucus is the perfect medium for sperm to travel through and fertilize an egg. By monitoring changes in cervical mucus, couples can better time intercourse and increase their chances of conception.
AASHAKIRAN IVF uses a variety of fertility treatments to help couples conceive, including IVF, ICSI, and IUI. For couples who have difficulty conceiving naturally, fertility treatments can help bypass issues such as irregular cervical mucus production.