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I know you are generally meant to have EWCM right before ovulation, but is it also possible to have an ABUNDANT amount of creamy CM for 4 days before O and then sort of disappear the day of O?
FF says i have Ovulated because of obvious temp spike, etc. But if i removed the Watery CM note from my chart it gives me dashed lines (I'm not sure if it really was watery CM or Semen ) The following day i had what seemed like a little bit of Creamy CM but mixed with a tiny bit of EWCM. But all of it in general was very scarce that day.
Another question is about the temp corrector...
I've had to wake up 2 hours earlier since 1 dpo (currently at 4 dpo)
Without temp correcting, all the temps are still above coverline, however, 3dpo is 0.3 below.
If i make it the original temps, it drops my coverline. But then O doesn't correspond to FAM rules.
I have temped before when ive woken up earlier and then gone back to sleep and temped again at usual time (3 hours solid sleep) and my temp was substantially higher, so what do i do about these temps.
I hate it when life gets in the way of charting!!
Last edited by jellybean93; August 23rd, 2012 at 04:27 AM.
It is possible to get creamy looking cm before O. The "ewcm" I got pregnant with last May was like creamy cm with ew consistency. Mine wasn't semen, we only did it once that month.
As for the temps, can I see your chart? I stopped temping because of stuff like that. CP and CM override that any day. I think if you had a HSO cervix with EWCM or cloudy EWCM one day that abruptly vanishes to be replaced by LCF cervix and dry mucus, you did O.
Thanks for your reply, i just realised that i might have mistaken my temp on 1dpo (i use the memory function sometimes and if i leave it for too long it gives me the thermometers "default" temperature. It happened this morning and i only clicked now because its the same temp as 1 dpo...)
In which case, my CM corresponds much better... But theres no way to really tell for sure i guess.
what is the difference between "creamy CM" and "EWCM"?
i don't temp/check CP or anything like that, but i do use apps on my phone...2 of them had me O on wednesday, while the other 2 apps had me O on thursday. on wednesday, i did get a noticable amount of CM all day. on thursday, i still had the noticable CM, but not as much and it tapered off by the end of the day. not sure what that's about or signifying...does that mean maybe i did O or that O is coming...say today maybe? all this is sooooooooooo confusing...i wish PG would go ahead and happen already!
Creamy CM looks... like cream. Its white and, well, creamy. lol
EWCM (Egg white CM) literally looks like egg whites. its transparent and you can stretch it between your fingers. EWCM is the most fertile mucus.
Hope that helps!
Im not too sure how those apps would work without temps or CM/CP unless you are VERY regular. Although i know that even the worlds most regular person can still have delayed O because of other factors like stress, etc.
As Spyctre said above "I think if you had a HSO cervix with EWCM or cloudy EWCM one day that abruptly vanishes to be replaced by LCF cervix and dry mucus, you did O."
Although EWCM is best for fertility, I have read that it increases your chances of having a boy and that creamy CM in fact is also fertile, and increases your chances of having a girl.
There are ways to increase EWCM by changing your diet and taking supplements. Certain things like red raspberry leaf and chasteberry will do this for you Check out the "Understanding Your Cycle" section that pops up under the "Pregnancy" tab. There is more information there.
Good to know, Terra! DH wants a boy next time. I had sex one time just a few hours before O, and still got a girl last time. So much for his boys being faster swimmers.
Creamy CM is like they said. I'll add that it looks a lot like lotion. EWCM is the really abundant stuff you get sometimes. It'll me really abundant, shiny, and slick looking on the toilet paper. If you had some on you fingers, when you rub it between your thumb and index then separate them, the mucus will stretch very far and not break. Over an inch or two.
I have a question:
For the past week, in this order, I've had:
really wet cm.. like almost like water for a few days,
thick like when I touched it, it would just leave peaks, for a couple days,
then yesterday I felt like I got AF, and when I got to go to the bathroom, it was a large clump of thick, creamy, kinda slippery
And now it is back to dryish with watery..
Does that sound like AF?