Re: Don't get EWCM?
1. When I have the dip when I O (it only happens some months, not every month), it is a 1-day dip.
2. Have you just come off the pill? I noticed my first couple cycles off the pill I didn't have much EWCM.
EWCM definitely helps TTC. It is the type of CM where sperm can survive the longest.
I do the following to increase my EWCM:
First, drink plenty of water. This works best if you're consistent and try to drink 8 8 oz. glasses of water all through your cycles, besides the fact it's good for you, it helps your body produce EWCM around your fertile time.
I take evening primrose oil (2000 mg., some women take 3000 mg. daily) from CD 1 until O (best to stop it at O as it may cause uterine contractions).
I drink 1-2 cups of decaff. green tea daily from about the end of AF until O.
These things have really increased my amount of EWCM. I've also heard of women drinking grapefruit juice around from when AF leaves to O to increase CM. Some other women also take Mucinex or Robitussin (the one without the letters after the name I believe) to water down their existing CM since watery CM is also considered sperm-friendly and fertile. But I've not tried any of these last methods.
Failing that, you can use Preseed, which is a sperm-friendly lube. I've never used it myself, but I'm sure there are some on these boards who have experience with it.
3. For this cycle, my temps. did the following: 97.1 to 97.5 pre-O, on O, dip to 96.77, after O, my temps. have been 97.9-98.2. My temps. this cycle are lower than I've had all my previous cycles for some reason (about 0.5 degrees F lower all cycle).
Last edited by livinTX; 02-04-2007 at 03:38 PM.