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Rachel Gurevich

Just What Does a Fertile Cervix Look Like?

By January 25, 2009

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When youíre trying to detect ovulation, being able to distinguish when your cervix and cervical mucus are in the fertile phase can be very helpful. When your cervix is high, soft and open, and your cervical mucus is stretchy, abundant, and has an egg-white consistency, you are getting closer to ovulation, and itís time for some babymaking sex.

But what does that mean Ė high, soft, and open? What does fertile cervical mucus look like?

A student midwife decided to help herself and others see exactly what these changes look like, by taking photos of her cervix throughout her menstrual cycle. With the help of a speculum, her boyfriend (to do the picture taking!), a flashlight, and a digital camera, she has documented the changes on her website, titled My Beautiful Cervix. (I love that title.)

Even those who know how to detect when their cervix and cervical fluids are fertile can benefit from seeing the photos. Plus, itís fascinating!

You can visit her website with the photos here:

She is also looking for more women that would be willing to participate and send in photos. Check out her website for more information on how you can get involved.

Some people may find the entire idea gross, but I think itís an inspiring and empowering project. We know so little about our bodies and how they work. In my opinion, her photos give us an opportunity to learn more about our reproductive organs and our fertility.

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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January 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm
(1) janet says:

what you did is a genius idea i congratulate you for doing it, we should have more people like you that actually go farther and care for other people. thank you sincerly Janet

March 25, 2011 at 2:40 am
(2) Dee says:

I was very curious about what it actually looked like and those photos from the web page (www.beautifulcervix)helped out alot. Also the information provided on this page is extremely helpful as well!! Thank you guys so much for doing this, you are really helping out women to be well educated about their bodies!

April 24, 2012 at 12:33 am
(3) emmy says:

it is important to know oneself, this will help people to study themselves and know exactly what goes on in the body

May 26, 2012 at 5:01 am
(4) j says:

My gf and I had sex, not sure how much of it I got in her. It was 12 days after day 1, now shes having crankyness, fatigue, and depression. Could she be pregnant?

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