Signs of Ovulation

The chances of pregnancy get increased if you can successfully point out the signs of ovulation. The most common signs can be detected by noting the changes in Basal Body Temperature and any developments in the cervical mucus. If you can closely examine the mucus that comes out from the cervix, then you can surely determine the exact period of your ovulation.

Women who have regular cycles can actually use the menstrual cycle as their indicator for ovulation. The time between a woman’s ovulation till the first day of her menstrual cycle is roughly fourteen days. This remains more or less constant.

However, the time between the beginning of a period and the start of the ovulation is extremely inconsistent among majority of women. To make matters worse, the data is inconsistent for even a single woman over a few months.

If you can keep an accurate record of the basal body temperature then you will easily understand when the ovulation is over. However, it is not easy to predict the onset of ovulation. But if you keep regular records then it might be possible to identify a pattern and thereby anticipate the time of your ovulation.

Cervical mucus changes every day of your cycle. If you can understand correctly then you should be able to understand how high or low your fertility is. Low fertility level means a low chance of conception. There will be a time before ovulation when there will be little or no discharge of cervical mucus on the outer lips of the external genitalia.

When the discharge starts appearing you will come to know that you are approaching ovulation. So there is a high chance of getting pregnant if you have sex during this time period. The discharge is usually moist or sticky. The color is usually white or creamy.

When the volume of mucus increases, you will understand that you are closer to ovulation. During the high fertility period, the cervical mucus looks like egg whites. If you do have sexual intercourse during this period, then the chances of conception are at its highest. Having said these, you should always remember that certain medications and vaginal infections changes the appearance of cervical mucus.