What does clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge mean?

female gender symbolTypically, clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge that has the consistency of egg whites, means that you are making a lot of estrogen. This type of discharge often occurs in the middle between your cycles and is a sign of ovulating (your body is releasing an egg) and you are fertile (able to become pregnant). The discharge is actually “cervical mucous” that changes in amount and consistency throughout your menstrual cycle. During ovulation, the fluid that is secreted by your cervix is perfect for sperm to thrive. If you don’t want to become pregnant, you should not have sex while you have this type of discharge and talk to your health care provider about a birth control that’s right for you. Use condoms every time you have sex to lessen your risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).​