Question: I'm having a very difficult time noticing cervical mucus during my cycles. Is there anything I can do to help this?
Short Answer: There are a number of things you can do to try and help increase your cervical mucus. If you are currently working with an instructor it's important to note anything you try on your chart so you have the whole picture when it's time for your next chart review.
Long Answer: While there are a range of low-risk, non-prescription based options to try, think about any lifestyle habits that might be hindering the mucus production and let common sense apply in deciding where to start. And as always, if supplementing or medicating with any of the below suggestions, do so with your doctors approval!
While there are instances where damage to the mucus producing areas of the cervix (cervical crypts) can be permanent, the above suggestions can often aid in a noticeable improvement! If it's at all possible to work with a knowledgeable doctor, it is certainly preferable. If you don't have an NFP friendly, educated doctor in your area and are in need of assistance consider working with a knowledgeable NFP instructor. Most should have resources within their method headquarters to assist you. If you still have trouble finding the support you need, hop on the forum and we'll do our best to put you in touch with someone whether they are in your area, or are willing to consult with you long distance.
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