Are There Changes in Cervical Mucus After Conception Occurs?




Throughout your monthly cycle, there are always several changes that can occur with regard to your cervical mucus. This is to be expected, depending on where in your cycle you are. Women, who are actively trying to conceive, look for any and all signs that they have conceived as soon as they have ovulated.

When you’re trying to get pregnant, cervical mucus assists the sperm, helping it to survive within your body after intercourse and facilitates the sperm’s travel through your reproductive system.

Your cervical mucus changes through out your cycle. You will notice changes in color and consistency. After your period has occurred, you won’t have cervical mucus for anywhere from three to five days. However, once this period of time has passed, you will begin to notice small amounts of cervical mucus that will have a sticky consistency and range in color from a cloudy clear appearance to white.

Once ovulation approaches, you will realize that you are producing more cervical mucus. The consistency will also begin to change at this point, becoming moist and sticky and representing a substance similar to that of hand lotion. Once ovulation is about to occur and shortly afterwards, your cervical mucus will be more of an egg white consistency in both its appearance and texture. Typically, this type of cervical mucus is referred to as “egg white cervical mucus”. Most notably, it is important to remember that this type of cervical mucus is required for conception to occur. Once you’re done ovulating, you will experience a decrease in cervical mucus and it will become less slippery as well.




Unfortunately, changes in your cervical mucus is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy. Your cervical mucus will change after you conceive, but how it changes varies from woman to woman. Some woman end up having virtually no cervical mucus and others will have an abundant amount. The color and consistency can vary from clear to cloudy and sticky to slick. If you are intimately aware of how your cervical mucus is through out your cycle, and have been tracking it for several months, you might be able to guess that you conceived if your cervical mucus trend and tendency after ovulation changes.

If you do conceive, your cervical mucus will actually form the mucus plug that will remain during your pregnancy. Throughout the course of your pregnancy, cervical mucus will become increasingly dry as well. Additionally, you can expect to experience some egg white cervical mucus discharge later on in your pregnancy.

  • val

    My cervical mucus is thick and lotion like and my period is a week late we r ttc.

  • Valerie Pacetti

    Have you tested yet?

  • alexis

    My period is coming in 10 days but I have white cervical mucus what does it mean???

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    White or egg white consistency cervical mucus? White means you are not ovulating where as the egg white means you probably ovulate later than you think.

  • spooky

    I am four days late with little to no mucus. I had a spot with a thick swhite dot, does that mean anything?

  • Lori

    I ovulated 4days ago and my CM is like gluey sticky creamy consistency I know this is after you ovulated but would it be different if I conceived ??

  • your mom

    This article builds up, saying that the CM is the most obvious and telltale sign that you’ve conceived, but then doesn’t describe the consistency of the CM! How frustrating!

  • Carrie

    I just had a tubal pregnany june28 and they removed it but saved my tube. My doctor didn’t tell me whether I could have sex so we did that following weekend. We didn’t think I could get pregnant. Well the week after I cramped on my left side even tho my surgery had been on the right. Then last Saturday I cramped where my uterus is and had a good bit of clear jelly discharge. This week I’ve been really tired and I’ve noticed I’m more nauseated over food but negative preg test. Could I be pregnant? My husband just thinks I’m just imagining things because I’m upset over the loss of our baby but I just feel like I’m pregnant and I get so upset to see those negative tests. And I can’t say I’ll wait until my period is due because I don’t know.

  • Sally Hale

    I was wondering if you were pregnant because I’m experiencing the same thing. Thank you

  • 5thTryIUI

    The question “Are There Changes in Cervical Mucus After Conception Occurs?” was never answered in this article. Will the writer please respond, or this an SEO trick?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Sorry about that. I’ve updated the article with the following.

    “Unfortunately, changes in your cervical mucus is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy. Your cervical mucus will change after you conceive, but how it changes varies from woman to woman. Some woman end up having virtually no cervical mucus and others will have an abundant amount. The color and consistency can vary from clear to cloudy and sticky to slick. If you are intimately aware of how your cervical mucus is through out your cycle, and have been tracking it for several months, you might be able to guess that you conceived if your cervical mucus trend and tendency after ovulation changes.”

  • Joanna Siles-Syrek

    Hi everyone!
    I’m trying to convince.My cycle is29- 30 days long .I had an intercourse on 16 th day of cycle.Any change I’ve concived?today is the 20th day of my cyce and my mucus is white like a cream consistency more watery.Am I pregnant? Should my temperature change as well?
    Not sure if I am.

  • Joanna Siles-Syrek

    Hi everyone!
    I’m trying to convince.My cycle is29- 30 days long .I had an intercourse on 16 th day of cycle.Any change I’ve concived?today is the 20th day of my cyce and my mucus is white like a cream consistency more watery.Am I pregnant? Should my temperature change as well?
    Not sure if I am.


Last modified: April 27, 2015

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