Ovulation Signs: How Do You Know When You Are Ovulating

Did you know that a healthy twenty year something woman has just one in three chances of getting pregnant? Looking for the ovulation signs can help a woman trying to get pregnant chart out the time when she is most fertile.

The phase of ovulation occurs during the menstrual cycle of a woman and is the body’s indication of preparation for pregnancy. At this time a woman releases an egg through her ovaries. Once the hormones in the ovaries also known as luteinizing or follicle stimulating hormones reach a certain level the matured egg moves from the ovaries to the uterus through the fallopian tubes.

For women wanting to get pregnant this is an important phase as the matured egg inside the body will only last for around 12 to 24 hours or so. While most healthy women with an average cycle of 28 days will ovulate on the 14th day, this may differ from one woman to the other. So how exactly can you find out when you are ovulating? Well, you would need to watch out for the signs to detect ovulation.

Also known as “mittelschmerz”, a sharp pain in the lower part of your abdomen or a mild ache can indicate whether you are ovulating. This may sometimes be accompanied by a lower back pain as well.

As you ovulate, estrogen levels increase in the body leading to the change in the texture of the cervical mucus which now becomes thinner and clearer. Moreover the overcharged hormones can also result in your breasts becoming tender.

One of the best ways to find out the answer to your question about when you are ovulating is by checking your temperature each day. A 0.5 to 1.5 rise in the basal body temperature indicates that you are ovulating. However this rise in temperature is so mild that most women fail to even notice it.

The alternative to this is to get an ovulation predictor kit from your local drugstore that can check the rise in the LH levels in the urine. Not only are these kits inexpensive and easily available in your local drugstores, but the results are fairly accurate.

Parul Solanki