When do you ovulate?
The signs of ovulation vary from woman to woman.
It is possible that some women will not even experience ovulation symptoms.
During ovulation, the egg travels down the fallopian tube, where it may meet up with
a sperm and become fertilized.
For most healthy women, ovulation generally happens once a month, a few weeks after menstruation
When a woman ovulates, hormonal changes take places that cause a number of physical symptoms.
When ovulation may occur is the first step to identifying, and tracking your ovulation
By paying attention to your body, you can tell when you are most fertile and close to
7 Signs of ovulation.
Change in basal body temperature: For most women, you will see that prior to ovulation;
the basal body temperature is rather consistent.
As you get closer to ovulation, you may have a slight decline, but it will be followed
by a sharp increase after ovulation.
The increase in temperature is the sign that ovulation has just occurred.
Tracking your basal body temperature accurately over a few months, can help you predict when
ovulation is going to occur.
Egg-White Cervical Mucus: Prior to ovulation cervical fluid is sticky, tacky or thick.
This type of fluid is hostile to sperm because sperm essentially gets stuck in the thick
fluid, and can’t make it to the egg.
Egg-white cervical mucus it provides the best environment for sperm.
Researchers have found that this type of mucus is the best indicator of high fertility.
Feeling Wetter: Not only does cervical fluid become thinner and stretcher, it also becomes
A woman may not be able to tell if her cervical mucus has changed to the right type of mucus,
but she should be able to observe how her body feels.
When she is fertile she will feel wetter.
Slight spotting: Some women may experience slight spotting, due to a drop in estrogen
at the time of ovulation.
The drop in estrogen causes the endometrium (uterus lining) to decrease a little, causing
slight spotting, known as ovulation bleeding.
Increased $e#u@l desire: Several studies have found that women experience an increase in
s3xu@l desire when they are most fertile, around the time of ovulation.
Heightened Senses: During ovulation, the hormones in your body can influence heightened senses.
These can include senses of smell, taste, or vision.
In the fertile phase of ovulation, your body is primed to be more attracted to the male
Cramping or Pain on One Side: Approximately 20 percent of women notice pain during ovulation.
This pain, called mittelschmerz, occurs around the middle of a woman’s cycle.
It is likely caused by the egg breaking through the follicle during ovulation.