Jul 14

Did you know that you could actually touch your own cervix to predict ovulation? If you are a true infertile, you have already tried…

When you first met your husband, you were shy about doing Number Two in front of him. Now, you go into your bathroom and try to touch your cervix. You have no shame left. “Honey. Someone’s on the telephone for you.” Your husband shouts while you’re in the bathroom. What can you say? “I’ll call them back. I only have one hand right now.”

A friend recommended I read the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler claiming that it was “life changing.” I read it and was kind of hoping that the book would make me pregnant. It didn’t. The author gives a detailed account about how to touch your cervix properly:

“As you approach ovulation, your cervix tends to rise, soften and open. It progresses from feeling firm like the tip of your nose (when not fertile) to feeling soft like your lips as you approach ovulation.” Now that sounds like fun! Go ahead stick your hand right up there.

The workplace toilet is not recommended.

8 Responses to “#952 You touched your own cervix”

  1. Eileen says:

    I never quite figured that out, but it's not for lack if trying. We IFs have very little dignity left huh?

  2. Infertilenaomi says:

    For sure. No dignity left.

  3. Laura says:

    You know, I'll try just about anything! And I have tried this, of course, but I swear that I can't tell what it feels like- I am kind of clueless in the cervix signs department! Maybe I need to get that book…

  4. Tori says:

    My Dr yelled at me and told me not to shove anything other than a penis in there at any point in my cycle for fear of infection or worse.

    I have a feeling he was mad I was taking his job and possible new car away.

  5. Infertile "hoping to be fertile" Naomi says:

    I am also clueless in the cervix department. Maybe ask your husband to check? :)

  6. Cherish says:

    Wait, what, I shouldn't use the bathroom at work? hehe. That's where I always check! You're supposed to check at the same time everyday for consistency so I do it mid-afternoon.

  7. Infertile "hoping to be fertile" Naomi says:

    Ha! Ha!

  8. Jenn says:

    So–how does me touching MY cervix help us get knocked up? Argh shaking head! I think I'll go with the pregnancy charms I found on ebay for $49.95USA…so not kidding!