Is it normal to have sticky cervical mucus before menstruation?
Yes. Your cervical mucus will change over the course of your
cycle. This has everything to do with ovulation. Try tracking your
cervical mucus and it will tell you when you are ovulating, and
when your period is about to start. You will find that after your
period finishes, you have little cervial mucus. You will feel "dry"
when you touch your vagina and any mucus you have will be white or
yellowish and feel either creamy or sticky. This mucus is actually
very acid and is poison to sperm, it will kill them. As you
approach ovulation your mucus will change, it will become clear and
very slippery - very much like raw egg whites. And there will be a
lot of it. Your vagina will feel wet or damp. This is the natural
lubricant for sex and the cervical mucus actually helps sperm live
longer and move through the vagina. Once you start to see this
mucus, you know you are about to ovulate and are "fertile". This
will usually last about 2-4 days. Once ovulation is over, the mucus
will once again become sticky and no longer be clear. If you count
14 days from the middle of your "clear & slippery" cycle, you
will find what day your period will come on. The mucus will remain
sticky right up until your period starts.