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Okay, I'm not really good at explaining all of this so I'm going to suggest you also check out FertilityFriend.com. They have a charting program where you can chart your cycle, and have a lot of good info on temps, CM, cervix position, etc. I've learned so much from that site.
Thank you- just read it all. Very informative. Do you find it realistic to be able to judge whether your cervix is high or low? I can definitely chart the CM...but cervix changes? I'm not so sure. I'll really have to get my detective hat on THANKS!
I'm still trying to figure that out myself too, and I'm not very consistent at checking every day either. Sometimes I can feel it immediately & other times I can't seem to find it at all. I guess once you do this often, you'll start noticing how it feels in your body and can chart it accurately.
If you're going to check CP, try to do it the same time every day as it's position changes constantly throughout the day. I usually do this in the shower every morning, cuz it's usually about the same time, I'm in the same position (foot on the edge of the tub), and my finger is clean. It'll take about a cycle of checking every day to get the "feel" of how far your finger goes and what you're actually touching. When I first started checking I thought, OMG that's high, but then when it actually was high it was really hard to reach.
It's hard to describe, I've seen a drawing in a book to get an idea, but here's the best way I can describe it.....make a circle with your first finger and thumb, then stick it around your nose, the end of your cervix feels like that...kinda like a cone going thru a hole. If it's hard like the end of your nose then it's "firm", if it's squishy like your lips it's "soft", and somewhere in between would be medium.
Unfortunately, it'll probably take a full cycle to get the hang of it. It's disgusting, but the only way to feel what low and firm is, is if you check it during AF. I did that the first time thru, just to get an idea of what I was looking for - sorry, feeling for. Good Luck and I hope you can get it figured out soon.