Do I have to check my cervix throughout my whole cycle? If not, what are the best days to check?
It is not necessary to check your cervix across your entire cycle. However, it can take some practice to recognise the subtle changes that occur in the cervix, so initially it may help to check every day.
The purpose of cervical palpation is to recognise the beginning and end of your fertile window each cycle. So ideally you want to start checking your cervix several days before ovulation, just before your cervical fluid starts to build in volume and become fertile.
Once the cervix has changed back to its infertile state after ovulation, you don’t need to continue checking.