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Symptoms of Ovulation

Jul 8, 2008
For some people, symptoms of ovulation are nonexistent, or nearly so. For others, they're quite common. Usually, you're going to ovulate between 12 and 16 days after the first day of your last period. When you ovulate, you may notice that there are some slight changes in your body, such as thinner cervical mucus, slight cramping, a higher body temperature, or even some slight spotting. You may have seen or felt these changes before and paid no attention to them. If they're very subtle, perhaps you don't even notice them at all. However, if you want to notice them so that you know when you're ovulating, pay attention and they should be quite easy to spot.

It's important to be in tune with the way your body works, so you can notice the subtle changes brought about by ovulation. Perhaps the first symptom of ovulation is that your vaginal secretions become thicker and increase in volume. This happens because your hormones change during this time of the month.

Two to three days before you ovulate, you'll probably notice an increase in clear, slippery cervical mucus. These are the days when you're fertile, with your most fertile day occurring on the last day. On the last day of this particular type of discharge or on the day after, ovulation is actually going to occur. It's also true that you don't have to quite hit it on the mark, so relax a little bit. Sperm can live for up to five days in your vagina, so if you have intercourse within 1 to 2 days before ovulation, you're much more likely to conceive.

The second symptom of ovulation you might notice is that you cramp. This cramping is called "mittelschmerz," which is German for "middle pain." You usually feel this pain on one side, where your ovaries are located. This pain happens because the unfertilized egg is released and then moves down the fallopian tube. This can either be a constant pain, or a sharp and brief pain that comes and then goes quickly. It might happen several times during the day.

You may have pain associated with ovulation every month, but for many people, it only occurs every third month. This type of pain should be fleeting and should disappear within six to eight hours regardless. However, it can stay around for up to 24 or 48 hours. If you have particularly severe ovulation "symptoms," you may also have bloating, pain during intercourse, frequent urination, or nausea. You should know that these types of symptoms are pretty uncommon, though.

Another symptom you may notice is that you have a slight pink tint to your vaginal secretions. Again, this is completely normal. Of course, ovulation symptoms and signs vary between women. However, you should be able to check your basal body temperature and notice that you have a slight increase after you ovulate. For most women, body temperatures rise between 0.4 and 1 degrees during ovulation.

In addition to the symptoms listed here, many have said that they actually feel more sexually aroused during the time they are ovulating. This, too, is normal and is simply your body's way of increasing your chances of conception. After all, of course, it's going to take to make this happen!

I know this may seem like a lot to take in right now but, in the long run becoming more familiar with your body and all its working structures will not only help you identify the symptoms of ovulation but, can also help you get pregnant in the shortest period of time.
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That's all I have space for right now, put I've listed even more symptoms of ovulation on my site, along with recommendations for regulating your periods, ovulation and getting pregnant fast. You can get these fertility tips and more at http://www.ovulationetc.com/symptoms
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