Fertile discharge

Okay, so maybe it's a bit of a gross topic, but I don't normally get 'fertile' cervical mucous. I've heard it's supposed to be clear or white-ish and stretchy like (sorry, lol!) snot or unbeaten egg whites - thus the term EWCM, egg white cervical mucous. And there should be a decent amount of it.

Even with taking Evening Primrose oil in the first week- two weeks of my cycle, I did not notice a significant change. Albeit, I only did that for one month, the month I became pregnant. We also used coconut oil for lube that month which is supposed to be a good consistency and pH for sperm to swim in. I did so many things to get pregnant that month, it's hard to see if it was the combo or which specifically did the trick for me.

More information than you ever needed to know about me ahead- mine is generally the consistency of lotion. Maybe hormone related?

Did anybody else have consistently thick discharge and get pregnant successfully? Naturally? Hormone treatments? Something else?

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    01/01/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I didn't know what that mucous was for the longest time. I am a 28 day cycler usually so I only used my calendar and pregnancy happened naturally. I didn't have any issues getting pregnant once we started trying. My issue has been carrying my babies. 6 miscarriages is a lot.
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    01/01/14
    Yes it is, Theresa. You must be so strong to have been through so many... I really can't imagine. Did a doctor every determine a reason why you have had so many or is it just unfortunate circumstance?
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    8Theresa Gould
    No they tested me after my second and third miscarriage and couldn't find any thing medically wrong or to explain what happened. My first miscarriage was a blighted ovum and the baby just didn't form. Matthew died in utero, the next three were a lot of blood loss but I didn't get to see babies and my las t, Michael, there was no reason but I did run down the road after our dog and can't help but think it was just too much and caused me to lose him. He was perfectly formed and so tiny at 14 weeks, but much smaller than Matthew was. I never did send my midwife a photo of him to see if she thought he was too small for his gestational age. Just all unfortunate as far as we know.
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    01/01/14
    Sorry to hear that... :( I'm sure whatever happened to Michael was not your fault, and I really hope you don't blame yourself- though I do REALLY understand the sentiment. I tend to dwell on 'Is it because I did this?' and "Why didn't I do that?' more frequently than is probably healthy.
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    01/02/14
    8Theresa Gould
    It's not that I blame my self per se but more like it gives me a reason at least as to why it happened because that's the only thing I did different , you know? One of the biggest questions with a loss is "why?" and this gives me a reason rather than an open ended question, which I struggled with far to long with other losses, unfortunately. Just human nature I think but agree it isn't always the healthy route.
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    01/04/14
    I do understand that on some level, yes. I'm still in the 'open-ended question' part of things, so I guess I don't get it fully. The doctor told me it could have been a whole list of things, or it could've been just the normal course of things. I'm glad you don't blame yourself and are using this as a more healthy route to peace. I guess it's all in the perspective.
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