Have you ever tried using your cervical position to track ovulation?
If you’re planning on having babies, you better get comfortable talking about your cervix. That’s because the cervix will become one of the most talked-about things right before being ready to give birth. The cervix will be thinning and dilating, all the way up to 10 cm when they finally tell you you’re ready to push.
But long before that, your cervix is changing in a more subtle, yet still observable way during your cycle. If you’re up for tracking your ovulation hands-on (literally!), changes in the position and feel of your cervix can actually help tell you if you’re in your fertile window.
People compare the feel of the cervix to either the tip of your nose or your lips. Your nose feels hard and your lips feel soft, right?
When you’re not in your fertile window, your cervix feels more like the tip of your nose. And when you approach ovulation, your cervix feels softer, like touching your lips.
The problem is that the cervix gets much harder to reach as you approach ovulation because it will actually move upwards.
And that’s the second sign we’re looking for! It’s low early on in your cycle, and high when you’re in your fertile window. So how easy it is to reach your cervix can tell you a lot about your fertile window too!