June 16, 2009

I woke up today ready to puke. I tested again, this time in the morning, and it was again a BFN. I step in the shower and (warning TMI territory coming up, don’t read on if you’re squeamish) EWCM in abundance I have never in my entire life seen is there. It frightened me to see so much. On CD35? What the hell does that mean? The right side of my lower body around the ovaries is hurting like never before today. My lower right back is hurting. My back NEVER HURTS. No period to come, not even a hint. I don’t understand what’s going on. Is my body just misfiring post-miscarriage? Sigh. I hate PCOS. My two week wait is now into week three with no end in sight.

I found this on FertilityFriend:

Why do I have eggwhite cervical fluid after I have already ovulated?

Some cervical fluid after ovulation is possible because the corpus luteum, though its main function is to produce progesterone, produces estrogen in small amounts. This may cause you to see some fertile-looking cervical fluid, even after ovulation. If your temperatures and other signs show clearly that you have already ovulated, then you can be confident that you are no longer fertile. It is also not uncommon to confuse semen and eggwhite or watery cervical fluid. Some women also notice some fertile-looking cervical fluid just before menstruation.

I’m betting that’s me. Oh well.



  1. I’m on my 5th day of Clomid, and I woke up with a deluge of EWCM, too! I don’t understand. Makes no sense.

  2. WOW you’re so lucky. That means you’re OVULATING, doesn’t it? I heard from a friend who is naturally fertile that she got TONS of EWCM. In my case its strange because its certainly not ovulation in CD35, in yours, I’m hopeful. 🙂

  3. I think it has to do with the surge of estrogen that comes at the end of your cycle which sends your temp back down (aided by the petering out of progesterone if you’re not pregnant) and can also result in EWCM similar to estrogen’s effect around ovulation.

  4. Astrid, does that typically indicate that you are not pregnant then?

  5. I have no idea why it’s happening but my motto is: “Never let good eggwhite go to waste” 🙂

  6. No – ’cause that would be too easy. I’m pretty sure it’s caused by an increase in estrogen, but I had lots of EWCM during the TWW when I was pregnant (with a non viable pregnancy, I should add – my hormones were probably not on the right track from the beginning). Every other day, on average. And less EWCM (and sometimes none at all) during my non-pg cycles. Unfortunately, this probably doesn’t help you much. I don’t think you can determine whether you’re pregnant by CM. Either you aren’t pg, which explains the rise in estrogen (and thus EWCM) around the time of the end of your cycle. Or you are pg and you just had an estrogen surge for whatever reason. Sorry this isn’t more helpful. Everything I’ve seen has said don’t look at CM for an indicator of anything unless it’s EW and paired with a temp shift. I hope you get some resolution on this soon!

  7. […] is it biologically possible, I keep wondering. I had EWCM on June 16,  CD35. We had sex 2-3 days before that, and maybe a week after that. At no point in the CD30 onwards did […]

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