When it comes to things that every lady should take note of, knowing your menstrual cycle very well and when ovulation occurs is surely one of them. Knowing the signs and symptoms ovulation helps you especially if you are planning to get pregnant or not using a birth control. This article is dedicated to helping you know all Ovulation Signs & Symptoms.
What is Ovulation By The Way?
Ovulation is simply the release of a mature egg or Ovum from the ovary into the fallopian tubes for fertilization to take place. It must occur for a woman to get pregnant. It is regulated by chemicals called hormones. Examples includes Luteinizing hormone LH, Follicle stimulating homone FSH, progesterone and estrogen. We are not going to bore you with all these medical stuff anyway.
When Does Ovulation Occur?
For women who have a 28 to 32 day menstrual cycle, ovulation can take place between days 11 through 21. This date varies but for most women who have regular cycles it is most likely to occur within this period. But as I said its is not like saying that Christmas must be on December 25 it varies. You kneed to know your body and the ovulation signs you have.
Some women ovulate same date every month but some ovulate on different date every month. Some menstrual cycles are anovulatory too. this means that you may have your cycle without any egg being ready for fertilization to occur.
Why Should I Be bothered about Knowing Ovulation Signs?
Ovulation only happens once in a month during a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is only within this period that the woman has a chance of getting pregnant. After ovulation, the egg only lasts 12 to 24hours after which it dies off. For the above reason, women planning to get pregnant should pay close attention to their bodies to know when is best to have sex with their partner.
This narrow window of opportunity therefore makes it important that you meet your partner in this fertile period. If on the other hand you do not want get pregnant, You avoid him around this time too. So every woman should understand menstrual cycle and ovulation in and out.
Signs And Symptoms Of ovulation
Also note that this may differ for different women, some may not even notice anything but most women will have the ovulation signs or ovulation symptoms below:
1. Change In Basal Body Temperature
2. Change in cervical fluid or Cervical Mucus
When you are ovulating or close to your ovulation, your Cervical fluid that resembles “egg whites”, “slippery and more slimy”. Every woman can experience her own type of cervical fluid, and not all cervical fluid looks the same. Ovulation usually takes place on the day a woman has the most amount of wet fluid.
3. Change In the Position Of The Cervix
Please Note: The Checking your cervical position is best done at the same time each day. This is because the cervix doesn’t remain at one place all day . Always wash your hands before you check your cervix.
4. Ovulation Cramps
Most feel slight abdominal pain or cramps during ovulation. This pain is called mittelschmerz in German meaning “middle pain”. It is usually felt on one side of the lower abdomen. The side is usually where the egg from that month is coming from.
PLEASE NOTE: One sided lower abdominal pain may be a symptom of an Ovarian cyst. So if you are not used to it, go and see your doctor when you have one.
The above Listed ovulation signs and symptoms are the commonest and most reliable. They are also known as the primary symptoms of ovulation. There are other ovulation signs that are less likely to occur and even if it occurs may not mean you are fertile. These are the secondary symptoms of ovulation and they may include any of those listed below:
Secondary Ovulation Symptoms
1. Light spotting
2. Slight cramping or pain on one side of the pelvis
3. Breast tenderness
4. Abdominal bloating
5. Increased sex drive or libido
6. Heightened sense of smell, taste or vision
Apart from following the above natural body signs to track your ovulation, you can also use the ovulation calculator or other ovulation predictor kit. However, note that knowing your body is the best and most reliable tool.
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