Cervical Fluid Images

For many women it is helpful to see what the different types of cervical observations look like. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean your own cervical fluid is going to look exactly the same, but you should notice similarities. These pictures and descriptions are listed from the least-fertile cervical fluid (nothing) to the most-fertile (eggwhite).

Types of Cervical Fluid Observations

Nothing (N): You didn’t observe any cervical fluid throughout the day.

Sticky (S): This can also be described as pasty, tacky, or gummy. When you tested the consistency of the cervical fluid between your fingers, the fluid did not stretch at all. The consistency is similar to a mixture of flour and water.

Creamy (C): This type of cervical fluid is similar to sticky but has a wetter quality to it. It could also be described as milky or cloudy and is smooth like hand lotion.

Wet (W): Often you can sense cervical fluid, even before you can see it. The best way to describe the feeling is as if something is running, like you are about to get your period. Your vagina may feel slippery or like you’re sitting in a pool of water. If you experience this sensation, even if you don’t actually see any cervical fluid, record this sensation as wet.

Eggwhite (E): Consider cervical fluid eggwhite if it has any one of the following characteristics: clear, stretchy (fluid that stretches about an inch or more), or is very slippery when wiping with toilet paper. This is the most fertile type of cervical fluid and often resembles raw eggwhites. The appearance of this type of cervical fluid can vary quite a bit, and so can the amount it can stretch. Make sure to classify it as eggwhite if it is clear or very slippery, regardless of how much it stretches.

Observing and recording cervical fluid