Age 34 – TTC and Pregnancy

These photos showcase the cervix of a 34 year old woman during her third month of trying to conceive using a known sperm donor.  Her cycles are typically 35-38 days long.  She has never been pregnant before, nor has she had any STDs.  She has never used any form of birth control. 
 

Day 21

This photo was taken on day 21 of her cycle, the day after her first positive OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kit).  You can clearly see the fertile eggwhite fluid covering her cervix.  This is the second day in a row that they inseminated, though this photo was taken before the insemination on Day 21.
 

Day 22

 

Day 24

 

6 weeks pregnant

This woman did indeed conceive during this cycle and this is a photo of her cervix at 6 weeks pregnant.  Congratulations!  Though a little blurry, you can see some white discharge, or leukorrhea, emerging from the cervix.  This is normal and common due to a rise in estrogen during pregnancy.  At 8 days after ovulation and insemination, she says her cervix felt very soft.

Update

Since week 9, she has had increased vaginal discharge that is almost an orange color at times, which can be normal.  She has also had morning sickness since week 7 but it seems to be lessening near her 10th week.

9 thoughts on “Age 34 – TTC and Pregnancy

  1. I am 18 days past AF(period) and I have only had a tiny spottting that was only there once when I peed and wiped. I was just wondering how do I knkow where my cerix is and if I am feeling the right area and if so what should it feel like if I am pregnant. I am a mother of a two year old but I had a c-section with her so I am not sure what I should be feeling. I never heard of the cervix stuff until now. Thanks

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    See http://www.beautifulcervix.com/faq/

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  2. Thank you for this project it has helped me to think and want to know more about my cervix.

    I have been ttc through home insemination but no postive result yet. Do you think home insemination works. Do you think raw egg white is hgyiene and effective.

    I will be glad to read from you.

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    Home insemination worked for me. We used condoms and transferred the sperm into a menstrual cup called ‘softcup’, then inserted the softcup inside me. TIP 1 – You have to use sperm friendly condoms, I used Pasante Unique (made from a synthetic resin AT-10), I read a scientific study on their effect on sperm motility and it was good…don’t use Latex or synthetic latex because they hinder sperm motility (be careful, synthetic latex condoms, made of polyisoprene, they are advertised as ‘latex free’, but they are essentially the same thing as latex just without the component that causes skin irritation in some people). TIP 2 You cant use the menstrual cups that are bell shaped and kind of rigid because they drain the sperm away from the cervix…I used ‘softcups’ which look like pink sandwich wrap held into a circle by a flexible firm ring, and the ‘sandwich wrap kind of material’ clings to the cervix keeping the sperm against it, which is what you want. I read somewhere the material is safe for sperm. The first try I spilled some semen, but then got the hang of inserting the cup and had no more spillages, and no leaks. Squeeze it in the middle, get yourself into a position where you can insert it whilst holding it in a horizontal position (so sperm doesn’t spill out when inserting). TIP 3 I dont think its a good idea to leave the cup inside for more than 1-2 hours because a) by then the viable sperm would have moved into the cervix/womb (I left mine in for just 1 hour the time I got pregnant, and we only did the deed that one time that month, 3 days prior ovulation) and b) once I left the cup in for 12 hours because I thought that would work better but after taking it out I though it smelt slightly sour and I beleive that would lower the vaginal pH creating a hostile environment for the next batch of sperm you may want to inseminate the following day. We tried home insemination using this method but with the wrong condoms for two months, then tried for another 2 months using the sperm safe condoms and got pregnant that second month. Sadly I miscarried last month (was my first baby) at 16 weeks (no problem with baby, something went wrong with me but not sure what yet (my post miscarriage appointment is in 4 days time), but I suspect preterm labour from exhaustion/progesterone drop, or incompetent cervix). So we will try again soon using the same method.

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    I forgot to add something.
    I presume you are using eggwhites because you think your cervical mucous is not abundant enough or not of a good quality? The month I got pregnant using home insemination, was the first month I used maca (I took 1.4g per day for 6 days before I ovulated) and I had the most abundant mucous I have ever had, and it was much thinner/runnier than normal and started half a day earlier and finished half a day later than it normally would (in fact I think thats the only reason I was able to fall pregnant from sperm inseminated 3 days before ovulation, normally the mucous is a bit too ‘strong/tough’ on my first fertile day. The other strange thing is that the fertile mucous seemed to stay inside me, normally I have more coming to my panties, but on maca I was drier on the outside but the inside of me was sooo much more wet and slimy, it was a significant difference for me.
    I am not a doctor but I imagine that eggwhites would not help sperm travel up inside the cervix because the eggwhites don’t go inside the cervix like fertile cervical mucous does. Maybe eggwhites help raise the vaginal pH, but to be honest I think that eggwhites might just get in the way of the sperm reaching the fertile cervical mucous. Just my theory though.

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  3. I am 12 days past AF and my cervix is high and soft and I am having a snotty discharge could I possibly be pregnant? I’ve taken two home test but they came out negative.

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  4. I was in bcp for 6months and I stopped taking them. We are looking for a baby since our older son is 3 years old. My last period under my pills was January 12 and my normal period after stop taking pills was February 10th and I was supposed to have my period on March 7th now is April 12th and I haven’t get my period yet. Today I looked into my cervix and it looks all white and I was wondering if I can be pregnant however I’ve been taking home pregnancy test and all came out negative

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  5. My husband and I have been TTC for the past two months. I had my period on March 10, 2013. Ovulated March 20-26. Had unprotected intercourse March 19, 21, and 23. I am always on time with my period but this month it came 6 days early. But it was not my normal period. It was pink spots on TP first than brown spots than red stringy mucusy discharge on and off, than on day 2 there’s some clots and nothing after that. Some mild-mod abd crampings and back pain. I did 3 HPT and they all came back negative. However, my cervix is soft and high and I do have odorless creamy opaque discharge. Am I pregnant?

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  6. I went to the Dr 7 days before my period is due. We’ve been trying to concieve baby #3 for two months. The Dr said that my test came out negative but it was probably too soon to tell, she did however tell me that my cervix was bluish….she couldn’t tell me for sure if I’m pregnant but I would like to know the accuracy of the “blue cervix”.

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