Fertile (eggwhite) mucus plays an important role in the process of fertilization. Not only does it facilitate the transport of spermatozoids to the egg cell, it also creates a friendly environment for the sperm inside the woman’s vagina. It allows sperm to survive in the otherwise unfriendly environment of the vagina while waiting for an egg to be released. Lack of fertile mucus, or an insufficient amount of it, may make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant. It's a problem that often remains unnoticed during the early diagnosis of fertility issues.

If you don't detect any fertile mucus (stretchy, similar to an egg white), make sure you are checking it correctly. (How to make observations of the mucus?) If you do not see any mucus externally, try to check it internally, (How to observe the mucus internally?). Check your mucus internally shortly after a bowel movement, when larger than usual quantities are present.

A lack of fertile mucus may indicate problems with ovulation. If you take your temperature every day and check the additional indicators of fertility, OvuFriend will be able to reliably detect if ovulation has occurred.

Lack of fertile mucus can also be due to temporary problems with its production that are not related to the lack of ovulation (What can disrupt the production of the fertile cervical mucus?). In such cases, you can try a few simple ways to improve fertile mucus production (What are some natural ways to increase fertile mucus?)

In certain instances, such as if you have a history of cervical treatment, lack of fertile mucus may be of a more permanent nature. If, despite making the correct observations, you do not detect any fertile mucus for a few consecutive cycles, talk to your doctor (don't forget to print out your charts, as they may help your doctor in diagnosing the possible problem.)