Lots of clear and stretchy, or clear and watery, discharge is common around the time of ovulation. In fact, during this time you may see up to 30 times your normal amount of daily discharge. This “egg white” discharge is thin and slippery, which is extremely helpful to sperm traveling to the waiting egg.
What ovulation discharge looks like?
Before ovulation is about to happen, your body makes more mucus as an egg starts to ripen. This mucus is usually yellow, white, or cloudy, and it feels sticky or tacky. You may notice it at the opening of your vagina for 3-5 days. These days are less safe.
What does discharge look like 2 days before ovulation?
Around ovulation: eggy, wet, slippery, clear, stretchy
As estrogen peaks, 1–2 days before ovulation, cervical fluid often resembles a raw eggwhite that you can stretch for inches between your thumb and finger (4,5).
How long does the ovulation discharge last?
Egg white cervical mucus is a clear, stretchy fluid that you’ll see a few days before ovulation in response to hormonal changes. This type of discharge can continue for up to 1 to 2 days after ovulation. Ovulation is when your ovaries release an egg to be fertilized by sperm.
How many days do you ovulate?
On average, a woman with a regular 28-day cycle ovulates on about the 14th day of each cycle. If a woman’s cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days, the predicted ovulation date is changed accordingly. For example, during a 24-day cycle (4 days shorter than the average), ovulation takes place on about the 10th day.
How long should you keep sperm inside to get pregnant?
Some experts do recommend staying in bed anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour after intercourse to keep the sperm pooled at the top of the vagina.
What’s the difference between pregnancy discharge and ovulation discharge?
Many people report experiencing changes in cervical mucus early in their pregnancy. Usually, your discharge becomes drier and thinner after ovulation, when estrogen decreases. But if sperm successfully fertilize an egg, you might notice that your discharge remains thick, clear, and stretchy.
Do you get creamy discharge after ovulation?
Creamy white discharge after ovulation
During ovulation, it’s normal to experience clear, stretchy, mucus discharge that’s similar to egg whites. This discharge is meant to help sperm reach the viable egg in your uterine tube. Once ovulation is over, vaginal discharge usually changes again.