I don't see the mucus during my ovulation anymore. Can I still get pregnant? Or what should I do? Is it normal? Thanks
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Cervical mucus is key to conception. Fertile cervical mucus—sometimes referred to as egg white cervical mucus—is needed to help sperm survive and swim from the cervix into the uterus and eventually the fallopian tubes. Some birth control methods dry up cervical mucus to further prevent pregnancy. Problems with cervical mucus can interfere with getting pregnant. Mild cases may increase the time it takes to get pregnant, but won’t necessarily cause infertility. More serious cervical mucus problems can require fertility treatment or hormonal support. When cervical mucus problems stand in the way of getting pregnant, it’s medically referred to as hostile cervical mucus. Hostile cervical mucus can refer to severe vaginal dryness, problems with vaginal secretions that are too acidic, or refer to immunological problems. Age, vaginal infections, medication side effects, and hormonal imbalances are some causes of cervical mucus problems. Even fertility drugs can cause issues with vaginal dryness.
Is not having much cervical mucus a sign of a fertility problem? Yes, it may indicate a fertility problem, but not necessarily a serious one. Lack of mucus is not something that a fertility specialist would test for. But it could be a sign that you’re not ovulating, particularly if you miss periods or have an irregular cycle. Please see a gynaeclogist