EWCM and Ovulation Question!

11/11/2011 at 08:07

I have read and read and read about egg white cervical mucus and ovulation but I am getting a little confused now as some websites say you get this AFTER ovulation but most say before.

Does any know / had experince of this and how it linked to when you were ovualating?

I am confused... I have the classic egg white mucus late Wednesday night (over a week ago) but had no LH surge detected that night or the following day. I gave up on Friday (still BD) but now thinking it may have come after the egg white mucus???

The more I read about it the more confused I get and would really be thnakful if you could all give me your views / experince on this!!!




11/11/2011 at 08:28
Here is my experience with EWCM. With all 3 of my pregnancies (one sadly ending in MC) The day that I have the EWCM, my hubby and I had sex and each time I fell pregnant. I know it has deffinately happened like that as we only bd that once each time and it also happened within the first or sencond month of ttc each time.
So i'd def recommend bd on the day that you have EWCM, Obv everyone's bodies are differnt though
HTH x x
11/11/2011 at 09:14
Some women do get ewcm after ov has happened, but majority of the time it is before. Whenever I have ewcm I ov 1-2 days of first noticing it.
You may have ov last week but missed it with the opks.



11/11/2011 at 09:34
You should bd often whenever you have fertile cervical fluid. Depending on how you're examining your cm you may notice it before /during/after ov x


11/11/2011 at 16:08
Thanks Ladies for the responses!

Is is more normal to have mucus before OV?

Its so confusing??? :roll:



06/12/2011 at 13:10
Hey ladies this may be a little to much info but I am noticing my EWCM now!
I ov last thurs and friday I know this as the dates fitted and I also detected my LH peak with a first response ov testing kit and that say that within 24-36 hours you are likely to ovulate.

Hubby and I bd ed as much as poss from the beginning of my fertile week last monday through to sunday. Why am I seeing EWCM now? it is enough to see in my underwear (SORRY) Could I still be fertile? or is it just wishful thinking or is it a pg symptom?

Thank you ladies and hope your not eating your tea!

Jo x
06/12/2011 at 13:13
The best thing I have ever read on here is:

You ovulate on your last day of seeing EWCM.

This is true for me, I have 5 days of EWCM (usually!) and ovulate on the 5th, with positive OPK on the 4th day.


Make an ovulation ticker
07/12/2011 at 04:13
Hello sheffieldyrose - what happened? I thought you got your bfp last month.x




07/12/2011 at 05:06
hey Apricotmoon, yeah she did : ) I just added to her previous note about EWCM!

Jo x
07/12/2011 at 06:55
haha thanks Joey excuse my dosyness!x




07/12/2011 at 15:19

Yes I got my BFP last month

I keep an eye out here to watch how you are all doing, I keep my fingers crossed for BFPs for you all.

Jo - regarding CM, I got the really sticky stretchy stuff (sorry) from I can now gather around OV, I bd the day I saw it and also the after and and once more the day after that.

I got pregnant so I guess that worked for me.

However I will note that whilst I was in the US, I got CM which wasnt sticky (about day 4, 5 and 6 post the sticky stuff) it was white / cloudy, almost like a lotion texture.

I dont know if this was linked to the fact I was pregnant or would have happenend anyway?

But I thought I would share my experience with you all.

Fingers crossed for your BFPs ladies... be lovely if you got them in time for Christmas xxx


17/10/2012 at 12:34
Glad I've found this tread, here's where I am, we have been trying to conceive for about 1 year but nothing has happened yet. We decided a few months ago to stop
Putting as much pressure on it, I was doing everything, charting temping, ovulation sticks but for some reason just did not catch that egg!!!

We know it's possible as I have been pregnant just mc in 2010.

So here's my question, I noticed ewcm on
Monday evening, Tuesday morning it was there but not as much as the night before, we BD yesterday about 6pm, when I woke up this morning I had loads of ewcm again, have I ovulated or am I going too, do I have a good chance at getting pregnant with these signs.
16/12/2012 at 01:33
30/04/2013 at 10:19

Hi girls me and my partner have been trying to concieve now for 4 months and still nothing but 3 days ago for the first time I noticed EWCM so I bought my first ovulation kit,I took a test lastnight and one today and both tests came out positive. me and my partner have also been having intercourse everyday this month. I'm just wondering if there will be a good chance I could finally get pregnant this month???? Xx

30/05/2013 at 12:02

the ewcm u ladies see after bd-ing might be ur dh's left over sperms..

17/06/2013 at 02:08

Hey ladies

My partner and I have been trying for over a year now but this month was the first time I ever noticed EWCM... I had sex the day I first it and then 2 days later I ovulated. Does this sound promising?  Im 8dpo as we speak.


17/06/2013 at 05:44

I ovd just as my ewcm was clearing up. I know this is when we conceived as had no sex fir a week them 3 days running on the first days of positive ov sticks (ovd on 2nd day) and the day after for good measure. got my bfp at 8dpo. GL X

DD1 born @ 38+4 on 17/07/09 @ 8:37pm 7lb 2oz, 1 hour 20 min labour

DD2 born @ 38+6 on 30/01/14 @ 1:35pm 6lb 13oz, planned c-sec due to footling breech

17/06/2013 at 06:42

I got ewcm on Wednesday and again on Friday but hubby was working away so we didn't bd until Saturday.  I'm not sure if that was too late to catch ov...I'm not using opks  so I'm not sure when I will have ov'd but I'm assuming yesterday (cm was wet n clear) or today (was dry) 

Good luck sheaaays xxx

21/06/2013 at 03:49

Yesterday I had clear, stringy cm and cramping in my right O.  So, last night we did the deed. We are trying to conceive and I took my first round of clomid this cycle. I am in the middle of my fertile phase I hope. According to the clomid ovulation calculator, my most fertile days are June 16th - June 23rd. Are the pains I was feeling ovulation? Was I too late in having sex to get pregnant? My hubby and I have very limited time for baby making sex and have to time it perfectly. His work and mine leave very little time for baby making and I have to leave town today for a family funeral. I am hoping that last night did the trick. I conceived my daughter with my first round of clomid two years ago and baby making sex was perfectly timed then. I am hoping that lightening will strike twice in this case. I don't like taking clomid because of weight gain. I wonder how many get pregnant twice on the first round of clomid.

25/06/2013 at 23:12

I had EWCM last Tuesday and Thursday and we bd on those days and then Saturday and Sunday so am hoping we've done it at the right time.. yesterday and today i've had a bit of cramping, could that be a sign of ov 4 days after EWCM?? Unable to bd this week so am hoping we haven't left it too late.  Past cycles i've seen EWCM 3 days out of 5 and bd on each of those days but didn't fall.  Hoping we bd at the right time this month.. 4th cycle of trying so fingers crossed!