This is my first entry here in this community, and I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I've started to use FAM as my birth control method; I went off HBC about three months ago after being on it for most of my reproductive life (I didn't have regular periods so I was put on the HBC). I've successfully had three regular periods and I've started to get into charting my cycle; I've got a BBT thermometer, I've got a cycle tracking app, and I really think this is a viable, do-able option for me.
HOWEVER. I'm running into problems with testing my cervical mucus. I'm obese and have short, stubby fingers so I find it very difficult to get all the way up to my cervix to get a good sample (forget about actually checking my cervix). I've only been able to get samples from the opening of the vagina and that's not always reliable. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I can do to make this easier? I appreciate any and all ideas!