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For each woman, the signs of ovulation vary. Some women don’t even experience ovulation symptoms and the time of ovulation is also different for every woman. Some women get to have regular days (like clockwork on the same day every month) while others ovulate on varying days every month. If you are trying to get pregnant, it is essential that you are familiar with what ovulation is and how it works. Here are the basic things you need to know about ovulation:

Cervical Fluid

This fluid resembles ‘egg whites’ and is one of the signs that you are near ovulation, if not already ovulating. Not all cervical fluid looks the same and every woman can experience her own type. Ovulation takes place on the day that a woman has the most amount of wet fluid.

Basal Body Temperature

Most women have consistent basal body temperature prior to ovulation. As one gets closer to ovulation, there might be a slight decline followed by a sharp increase after ovulation. This increase in temperature signifies that ovulation has just occurred. Basal body temperature should be tracked accurately over a few months to be able to predict when ovulation is going to occur.

Cervical Position

A woman’s cervix goes through changes as one ovulates. The cervix is high, soft, open and wet during ovulation. Most women take some time before they can differentiate their cervix on a normal day and when it’s going through ovulation.

These are the three main signs that a woman is ovulating and these are tracked to predict accurately when one is ovulating. These signs have helped a lot of women when achieving pregnancy.

Secondary Ovulation Symptoms

There are also other ovulation signs that women might experience in addition to the first three mentioned above. These secondary signs might not happen as consistently for other women.

  • Light spotting (bleeding)
  • Slight cramping (pain on one side of the pelvis)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Increased sex drive
  • Heightened sense of smell, vision or taste

Tracking your ovulation and paying attention to your signs might be challenging at first, but over time, you will be able to recognize these signs easily. Understanding your time of ovulation helps you become more in tuned with your body. You will also find that it’s better to conceive a child when you know when you will be ovulating.

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