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July 30th, 2007, 03:28 PM
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I have misplaced the literature & everything from the course I did in NFP awhile back (mummy brain), and I just need a bit of a refresher in what to look for re cervix position etc.

Am I right in thinking that GENERALLY, before my fertile period my cervix will be low/firm/closed, during fertile phase it'll be high/soft/open, and then in my luteal phase it'll go back to being low/firm/closed?????

I've not been doing any cervix checks lately due to the fact I've not been having sex, so have only bothered with checking my CM... however now that I'm in a new relationship, I am going to start doing BBT/CM/CP each day when my period starts again...... and just want to be ready for it... Hmm really should hunt out all my literature... or find out about getting a new copy!
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July 30th, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Sorry, no help here. The Billings Ovulation Method (the one I teach) doesn't encourage checking the cervix for a variety of reasons. Hopefully someone else with experience in other methods that include the cervix can be of assistance!
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July 30th, 2007, 03:59 PM
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thanks Shawna... I am tossing up whether to check my CP or not... because after looking at my past charts, there doesn't seem to be a real pattern to my CP......... and I don't usually even look at my CP when predicting ovulation etc... hmm maybe i just won't do the cervix position.......
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July 30th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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If it's not helping, don't bother. Checking it can disrupt the accuracy of your mucus observation anyway. When a woman is infertile, the mucus dries up as it passes over glands in the vagina called the Pockets of Shaw. If she checks internally, she will notice what appears to be fertile mucus because it hasn't had the chance to go through those changes...and she would assume she is fertile when she actually isn't. That means more abstaining than is necessary.

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