Will My Cervical Mucus Change When I Become Pregnant?

Tracking changes to your cervical mucus can be one way to help optimize your chances of getting pregnant. Your cervical mucus change throughout your monthly cycle, both in terms of its volume and in terms of its consistency and appearance. During ovulation, for example, cervical mucus will be most plentiful and it will also have the color and texture of the white of an egg. When you do become pregnant, there may also be changes to your cervical mucus.

When you become pregnant, your cervix will start to move into a lower position than where it was during ovulation. The cervix will also become softer. The back side of the cervix – which connects to the lower part of your uterus – will become especially soft, and may even seem like it’s disconnected. Of course, you can’t detect these changes normally, and so you need to check other areas to know whether or not you’re pregnant.

If you become pregnant, your cervical mucus will be different than if you’re not pregnant. It may stay more slippery than it otherwise would after ovulation. It will stop resembling an egg white, regardless of whether or not you’ve become pregnant. During this phase, it will tend to be rather clear, thick and viscous. Within the first weeks of pregnancy, that cervical mucus will actually turn into your mucus plug. This will cause a dryness of cervical mucus as pregnancy progresses.

In the later stages of pregnancy, things may change again. The mucus plug may allow some cervical mucus to escape, creating an egg white discharge. Often your cervical mucus may be tinged with blood, although this is most common when you lose your mucus plug.

Of course, there are many other signs of pregnancy that you might look for rather than simply changes to your cervical mucus. Things like morning sickness, backache, an increased sense of smell, breast tenderness and more can be better indicators of pregnancy than changes to your cervical mucus.

26 Responses to “Will My Cervical Mucus Change When I Become Pregnant?”

  1. Janie Says:

    I’m six days late on my period but had 3 negative HPTs, I called my doctor she said to wait a week and test again. But for the last few days 2 days, I have been having really thin watery clear liquid discharge. Any idea as to what that is? Any hint does that point towards pregnancy or away?

  2. betty Says:

    Wondering the same thing/ this is happening to me right now . what was your outcome?

  3. Melvina Says:

    I’m 57 days late and have mostly all the pregnancy signs ! I’m scared and don’t know what to do ! Any advice

  4. Vickie B. Says:

    Have you taken a pregnancy test or seen your doctor about this?

  5. Sarah Johnson Says:

    So what happen? Where you pregnant?

  6. Janie Says:

    No I wasn’t ovulating at all. I didn’t get my period back for four months after that. I have PCOS so sometimes I don’t ovulate or get my periods- I didn’t know that at the time. Now I am having regular periods and I am TTC!!!

  7. Louise Says:

    All of this Is very hard! How come some woman find it so easy to get pregnant it’s so frustrating!

  8. Janie Says:

    I know its not fair.

  9. Janie Says:

    you should request vaginal ultrasound or at least a blood test

  10. Rolena Collins Says:

    Hello..8 dpo..today i had clear and sticky cm..does that mean i can be pregnant or something else..sorry tmi..

  11. Vickie B. Says:

    Actually, that could be normal cm. Unfortunately, every woman’s body is different so what is normal for one may be different for another. If this different from how things usually go for you, it could be a sign that you are pregnant. You should be able to test today to see if you are pregnant.

  12. Elaine Says:

    I’ve been trying for 8 months so far. It’s very depressing every month . Then there’s some women who get pregnant on there first try.

  13. Rolena Collins Says:

    Im 16 days past ovulation and all 3 test was negative..my af was due 31 its two days late..my symptoms are nausea,fatigue,tingling beast sometimes..maybe because i still breastfeed..the smell of cooking oil makes me want to puke..that is odd for me..im always horny..i mite get blood work dont this week..

  14. Nesha Says:

    So 1/1/15 I started my period it ended on 1/6/15 I had unprotected sex with my Bf on 1/8/15 and than on 1/10/15 I started bleeding again but it was brownish not heavy at all and only last for that day. Ive been checking my cervix every since and its been high and soft and kinda open I’ve been having creamy discharge and sometimes its clear and slippery ive been cramping on and off for weeks now. Im always hungry and tired. Ive noticed im more emotional then usual my boobs dont really hurt they just seem heavy. Today is 2/4/15 im a few days late on period. I tested last week put got a negative was it to early should I text again im having no signs of AF coming anytime soon other then the cramping. #help

  15. angel Says:

    You and I sound identical. Except my bf and i have sex every day ? My last period matches you and I’m still late today. Took a prego test it came out negative and I’ve randomly had egg white fluid and a bloody mixture. I have extremely sore boobs and headaches low back aches and a runny nose. Did you find out if your prego

  16. solo rider Says:

    If your trying to get pregnant take 1500-3000g of evening primrose oil capsules as it will regulate ur periods sort out ur PMS an level out ur hormones an prepares ur womb for conception an create more fertile mucus for sperm to survive, regulates ovulation but only take for 3 weeks out of a cycle till u know when ur ovulating then stop till that passes as causes slight contracting which might be bad for ur fertilised egg (may cause a lil change to first period after starting for the first month) an it does work I shouldn’t of been able to have children my self I took that 2 months before I started trying an I got pregnant first try with my child who is now 1yrs old but don’t make it a chore some women find it easier to not think about trying an it happens quickly so don’t give up hope there is things out there that can help there is always a way girls good luck :)

  17. Elizabeth Says:

    I post likely have PCOS as well. According from my doc. I’ve been trying for about a year, I haven’t been able to get pg since my eunexpected ectopic. Before I had my son I could get pg easily, an after him I didn’t get pg till right before my ectopic with in those 3 months I had 2 miscarriage an the ectopic right after that. It’s sad. I’m not sure how to take the pcos bc I’m used to having my cycle. I know I ovulated this month, I am 3days late now..

  18. jenna Says:

    I’m 2 days late. My cervix is high and soft, I keep feeling like I started my period but I check and it’s just a discharge it’s very watery but with a little white color, not stretchy. Usually my period is regular and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 6 months.

  19. Vickie B. Says:

    I’m assuming that you have taken a pregnancy test? If it is negative, test again in a couple of days if your period doesn’t arrive.

  20. Allison Safet Says:

    I had the egg white discharge, have been having sex every other day to try and conceive, and now I have hardly any mucous to none at all. Possibility I’m pregnant? Period not due for another 16 days as I’m on a 34 day cycle on average

  21. Natasha Stroud Says:

    I have a creamy sticky an white cf does that mean im pregnant

  22. Vickie B. Says:

    I would continue taking pregnancy tests every couple of days until your period actually arrives. Sometimes pregnancy tests don’t work for some reason. If your period continues to stay away, you can ask your doctor for an ultrasound but they won’t do that until you are 8 to 10 weeks from your last period or longer. If you end up getting an ultrasound, and you are not pregnant, it would appear that all the spotting would be due to a hormonal imbalance that could be getting more substantial and creating a more irregular cycle.

  23. Myah Jackson Says:

    Okay.. Thank you so much…

  24. Bobby Says:

    My wife is 6 wks pregnant.. And her cervix is low. How long does it take for it to rise up.. Everytime we go to have sex. I stop cause I seen it’s making her uncomfortable it also frustrate me…

  25. Ana Carattini Says:

    try having sex with her doggy style might help the uterus and cervix to shift ..i have 6 children and i know it can be uncomfortable at times but be creative it helps loads…also try massaging her i know once pregnant some people say no to fingering but it helps especially if your gentile she might not be relaxed enough the kissing and fingering can make her relax enough for sex….hope it helps

  26. whitney Says:

    I had intercourse And couple days later had sex and spotted very lightly afterwards my period was supposed to come the day after first time. Mucus real heavy right now. Slight cramps in one of my sides and lower back pai. Still no cycle.

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