Age 27, Days 8-18

This is the cervix of a 27 year old woman who gave birth vaginally 6 years ago.  

She has been on and off hormonal contraceptives since age 16, prescribed both for birth control and for regulating cramps.  She has most recently been on the NuvaRing for about 3 years.  Since hormonal contraception interferes with the natural balance and interplay of the hormones of the menstrual cycle, many women experience a hormonal imbalance for months or years after taking them.  This can present as irregular cycles, anovulation, blood sugar irregularities, increase in PMS, difficulty conceiving, and thinner uterine linings.  This woman’s cycles are irregular; the last few cycles have been 38, 51, and 75 days long. 

She has empowered herself to learn to track her menstrual cycle to help her conceive again.  She is currently taking Dong Quai and Royal Jelly to help regulate her cycles.

age 27, day 8-wvDay 8

White creamy cervical fluid.  Cervical os is a slit shape due to vaginal birth.


age 27, day 9-wvDay 9

White creamy fluid.


age 27, day 10-wvDay 10

White creamy fluid.


age 27, day 12; 11 am-wvDay 11

Scant, white creamy fluid.


age 27, day 12 - mucous-wvDay 12 mucous

Some stretchiness to white Day 12 mucous when stretched between fingers, indicating potential fertility.


age 27, day 15 - wv

Day 15

White creamy cervical fluid.


age 27, day 18-wvDay 18

White creamy cervical fluid.