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“My Beautiful Cervix” – A Cervical Photo Diary

December 3, 2008

Via Aunt B at Tiny Cat Pants, I learned of mybeautifulcervix, in which a student midwife documents a month of cervical changes through photographs. It’s really freakin’ cool (and not for the squeamish), and makes it really clear how the cervical mucus changes throughout a cycle.

Note: Due to high traffic/being flagged for “inappropriate” images, My Beautiful Cervix has moved to http://beautifulcervix.com/

Some people do use awareness of cervical mucus changes as part of a family planning regime – Planned Parenthood and the Feminist Women’s Health Center both have information on fertility awareness and the cervical mucus method.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2008 9:35 pm

    I have a friend who uses the cervical mucus method. Or rather, she said that she “checked her cervical fluids” daily, but I was unclear on what that meant and supposed it had something to do with volume of fluid rather than viscuousity.
    SO COOL.
    I respect and am awed by this method, since it seems to work for the friend and demands a high level of engagement with the body. But I guess that reproductive freedom means different things to different people, and for me right now it means that I’m free to *not* check my cervix every day.

  2. December 4, 2008 8:12 am

    My wife was just about to start doing that to determine her fertility, but then she got pregnant.

  3. December 4, 2008 8:23 am

    W, yeah, it doesn’t work as well for planning if you’re already pregnant.😉

    Tanglethis, indeed – to me it seems like one of the more labor-intensive methods, and would require that you have time and a space each day where you’re going to be comfortable checking your cervix. Very cool, though.

  4. December 4, 2008 3:52 pm

    The normal method for checking one’s cervix takes less than two minutes:
    *Wash hands
    *Put one or two fingers inside the vagina, find the cervix
    *Notice how firm the cervix is, how open the os is, and/or how far in your fingers go before hitting the cervix
    *All done!

    It requires an organized person to commit to doing that most days (a few days missed here or there don’t matter), but I wouldn’t call it labor-intensive.

  5. December 4, 2008 6:42 pm

    Lyrl, I must have somehow fooled you wrt how fundamentally lazy I secretly am (you know, when I’m not working full time, writing for here or OBOS, or otherwise occupied).🙂

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