Q: How do I check my cervical position?

A: These changes are sometimes used to double-check observations made through checking BBT and cervical fluid. You can feel your cervix by gently inserting one or two fingers into the vagina and palpating the cervix at the end of the vagina.

Prior to and after ovulation, the cervix feels firm, low, closed, and dry. Around the time of ovulation, the cervix feels soft, high, open, and wet.

In addition, there is typical egg-white consistency mucus (EWCM), which is stretchy and is associated with ovulation.

You cannot diagnose a pregnancy early on from examining the cervix, because these changes are too subtle to pick up and usually do not appear until well after you miss your period.