Cervical mucus before & after period

When it comes to cervical mucus, there is quite a lot to observe over the course of the year cycle. Because depending on which phase you are in, its appearance and consistency will change. Cervical mucus is a great indicator of whether your period is coming up or whether your fertile days are approaching. That's why we explain here what your cervical mucus looks like before and after your period.

If you want to learn more about cervical mucus, you can do it once here along.

  • Cervical mucus before period

    Your cycle starts with your period: Day 1 of your cycle is therefore always day 1 of your period. That's why we have to deal with the end of your cycle when it comes to pre-period cervical mucus. 

    Let's play this through for a moment: If after yours ovulation and at the end of your fertile window of time no fertilization has taken place, the lining of the uterus that has built up is shed again - your menstruation begins. During your fertile phase around ovulation, the hormone estrogen ensures that your cervical mucus is very thin and stretchy. When your menstruation approaches, the cervical mucus becomes cloudier and lumpy again or stops altogether. Just before your period, you may even feel like your vaginal entrance has dried out.

  • Cervical mucus after period

    After your period is before you ovulate. Immediately after your period, your body produces little cervical mucus, and your vaginal entrance often feels dry. Cervical mucus production continues to increase as your body prepares for ovulation. As the follicle grows, your cervical mucus will change in appearance and consistency: it will become cloudier, whitish or yellowish and thick, creamy, lumpy, sticky or tough and not stretchy.

    The closer you get to ovulation, the better the quality of your cervical mucus: it becomes clearer, more glassy, more transparent. Sometimes post-period cervical mucus has a slight yellow tinge or contains white streaks, is stretchy, and feels slippery and slippery. Sperm feel particularly comfortable here.