Is your cervix open or closed?
When it's hard it might feel like the tip of your nose
How high up in the vagina is the cervix?
You can exclude this value if you don't want to use it for fertility detection
Tracking your cervix
The cervix is located inside the body at the end of the vaginal canal, between the vagina and the uterus.
Tracking how open and how firm the cervix feels like can help determine in which phase of a menstrual cycle you are.
When you track your cervix as a secondary symptom in addition to tracking your basal body temperature, the app helps you identify in which phase of your cycle you are.`,
How to find out changes of cervix?
How to identify a fertile cervix?
- When a cervix is rather closed and feels rather hard like the tip of your nose.
Overview of categories of cervix according to NFP:
|Opening/Öffnung||Firmness/Festigkeit||(Position/Lage) *will not be taken into account|
|(1) Closed/Geschlossen||(a) Hard (like the tip of your nose)/Hart (wie Nasenspitze)||(Low/tief)|
|(2) Partially open/Teilweise geöffnet||-||(Medium/mittel)|
|(3) Open/Geöffnet||(b) Soft (like your earlobe)/Weich (wie Ohrläppchen)||(High/hoch)|
So according to NFP the opening and location of cervix appear as group/belong together, so although there are 3 different categories (firmness, opening, location) they can be displayed as 2: firmness and opening/location.
Possible valuable /"usable" input data for determining ovulation happened (4 consecutive values) :
The app detects a valid cervix shift when the following is true:
- one day of any other cervix value than closed & hard (1a)
- followed by 3 consecutive days of closed & hard cervix.
|Potential day of ovulation||1st day after ovulation||2nd day||3rd day|
|2a or 2b or 3b or 3a or 1b||1a||1a||1a|