Friday, 6 May 2011

When Do You Ovulate

When Do You Ovulate

Some women may find it really easy to conceive and may get it right in one go, while others have to try a tad too hard to conceive a child. The best way to hasten conceiving is to know exactly as to when you are ovulating. Ovulation is the process in which a mature egg is released from the ovum for it to fertilize. This usually happens between 10th - 14th days, after the menstrual cycle. If you have a regular menstrual cycle, it is an indicator that you ovulate likely. You need to look out for certain signs in your body to understand ovulation and know that you are indeed ovulating. Given below are some of the signs that may indicate that you ovulate.

How Do You Know You Ovulate

• Keep track of your menstrual cycle. A regular menstrual cycle will last around a month or may vary between 28-32 days. That itself is a pretty good indicator that you may ovulating somewhere mid-way along the cycle.
• Usually, around the 10th to 14th day of the cycle, you may feel your body preparing itself for ovulation. Some women may have a shift of body temperature (basal body thermal shift) and it may increase early morning. This is a clear indication that you are ovulating or have ovulated.
• Some women also experience ovulation cramping or mid-cycle pain. It is not like menstrual cramping, rather is a sharp pain for a short period in the lower abdomen, on the left or right side. Some experience pain on their lower backs on either left or right side. Few women also have very light spotting when the egg detaches itself from the ovarian follicle.
• The most common way of determining that you are ovulating is by noticing the cervical mucus. Right after you have had your periods, the cervical fluid is less in quantity and may feel dry. As you approach your ovulation date, the cervical mucus increases and feels more watery, slippery, semi-transparent and resembles raw egg white. The color is usually white, yellowish or cloudy.

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