Signs of Ovulation
Through personal experience as well as research – it has been found that if you have sex near the time of ovulation your chances of conceiving are the greatest. Learning how to tell when your body is ovulating is the key.
To determine when you are likely to ovulate – you determine when your next period is due and count back 12 to 16 days. This gives you a the number of days when a woman most likely begins ovulating.
Gathering all the clues you can will definitely benefit your ability to pin point your time of ovulation and ultimately time intercourse so conception can occur.
The book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, provides an excellent guide to learning about your body and when and how it ovulates so you can achieve pregnancy. It is a MUST READ for everyone who is trying to conceive.
There will be changes in your cervical mucus.
The amount of cervical mucus increases as well as the texture.
The quantity and texture change indicates the rising levels of estrogen. When the cervical mucus resembles raw egg whites, woman is generally considered to be at her most fertile.
It is this mucus, resembling raw egg whites, which coats the path that the sperm will take on it’s journey through the uterus, into the fallopian tubes and to your eggs.
Your body temperature will rise.
After you have ovulated, your temperatures can increases, and that’s what the basal body temperature thermometer detects. When your temperature rises sharply, it means you have ovulated and your body has released the egg. This stimulates the production of the hormone progesterone, which makes your body temperature elevate.
A woman is at her most fertile those 2 to 3 days before her temperature rises, and sometimes it takes up to 2 days AFTER ovulation for the progesterone to rise enough to raise your body’s temperature.
This is why it is always recommended that you chart your temperature each morning for a few months. The better you are able to detect a pattern and pinpoint your likely ovulatory date, the better your chances are.
Lower abdominal discomfort.
There are women actually can feel when their bodies are ovulating. The feelings are said to range from mild aches to severe pain, and can last from a short minute up to a couple of hours.