Cervical mucus method help you predict when you’re going to ovulate.
Quick Facts: (from planned parenthood)
• To use the cervical mucus method to prevent pregnancy, you check out your mucus every day and write the results on a chart.
• The changes in your mucus help you figure out when you’re going to ovulate and are able to get pregnant. During your safe days, you can have unprotected vaginal sex. On your unsafe (fertile) days, don’t have vaginal sex, or use another method of birth control.
• It’s best to start this method with the help of an expert, like a doctor, nurse, or a family planning counselor before you become proficient doing it alone.
• When you first starting charting your mucus, it’s best to avoid vaginal sex for 1 whole circle (or use condoms). Sex can make your body produce more or different mucus, which can be confusing when you’re starting out.