Cp Amp Cm

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MammaJL - January 18

i think i asked this somewhere else but i lost it ...Anywho can somebuddy explain to me about cp and cm and what means what?

 

Harriet - January 18

Hi mammaJL, cm is cervical mucus (also known as cervical fluid), cm varies throughout your cycle and it varies from person to person as to how much they detect. the following extract pretty much sums it up::: "During the menstrual cycle changes take place in the mucus produced by the cells lining the cervical ca___l. Cervical mucus can be recognised by sensation, by appearance and by testing with the finger-tip. Sensation Sensation is very important and often the most difficult to learn. Throughout the day the presence or absence of mucus will be recognised by the sensation at the vulva (the v____al lips), the way the beginning of a period is noticed. The sensation may be a distinct feeling of dryness, of dampness or moistness, stickiness, wetness, slipperiness or lubrication. Appearance Soft white toilet tissue should be used to blot or wipe the vulva. There may be dampness only on the tissue resulting from v____al moistness. This moistness soaks into the tissue and any cervical mucus will appear raised as a blob on the tissue. The colour should be noted. It may be white, creamy, opaque, or transparent (clear). Mucus is often noticed on underclothing, where it will have dried slightly causing some alteration in its characteristics. Finger Testing A finger-tip can be lightly applied to the mucus on the tissue and then pulled gently away to test its capacity to stretch. It may feel sticky and break easily, or it may feel smoother and slippery like raw egg white and stretch between the thumb and first finger, from a little up to several inches before it breaks. This stretchiness is described as the Spinnbarkeit or Spinn effect, and shows that the mucus is highly fertile." When the mucus is highly fertile it makes it possible for the sperm to swim through & increases your chance of becoming pregnant, personally I don't seem to produce much ewcm (eggwhite cervical mucus - the best stuff) so i've been taking evening primrose oil (epo)1000mg from day one of my cycle, this is meant to increase your cervical fluids, as is drinking enough water. Epo should only be taken up until Ovulation (O) though when TTC as it can cause uterine contractions. Hope this helps, regarding cp that is cervical position which also changes throughout your cycle & can also help you to recognise your fertile symptoms, I am too squeamish to check it though so I hope someone else can help you there! Sorry this is so long ; )

 

DaBonkElsMe - January 18

CP is hard to go by. You have to check it everyday at relatively the same time to get used to what it feels like, otherwise you will not know what you are feeling. At the start of your cycle during AF it is supposed to be low and firm. Easy to reach and feels like the tip of your nose. it starts to move up and soften towards O. At ovulation it should be very high - hard to reach and very soft. Almost feels like the rest of your vag so it's harder to determine. People also describe it as feeling like your lower lip. Then it closes up and gets firmer and lower as you get closer to AF again. If you get PG it goes up high and closes up, but that usually doesn't happen until after you miss AF so it is not really considered an early sign. OK so that is what your cervix is SUPPOSED to do, but mine doesn't follow that pattern so clearly. In fact I was checking daily for about 4 months but now I very rarely check it since it usually just confused me more than anything! As far as open or closed, I could never tell so i am not sure about that, Anyway, it just made me crazy, plus the first month I started checking I ended up with a yeast infection. And even though I always cleaned my hands first I blame the constant probing as the cause of the infection. My advice would be to ignore CP and just chart CM.

 

MammaJL - January 18

thanx Harriet, good explanation but still didn't exactly cover what i wanted to know.. which is can you tell from cm & cp if you're pg or not?

 

MammaJL - January 18

thanx dabonk.. is there a certain cm that indicated that you could be pg?

 

MammaJL - January 18

~bumpity bump~

 

krissy2006 - January 18

NO, neither CP or CM can predict pregnancy because allthough statistics say they should be high soft and closed with creamy or no CM... women report different stuff with their BFPs all the time. The only sure fire way to tell if you are PG is to take an HPT. Highly exaggerated tender/sore/swollen nipples/b___sts are also a good indicator but again not a sure fire way to know.

 

MammaJL - January 18

thanks Krissy!

 

krissy2006 - January 18

Your welcome!

 

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