Ovulation symptoms: The main and early signs
A woman’s body is not a simple mechanism. Most men would agree with this statement, we are sure. But as practice shows, women are often confronted with the fact that their body gives various surprises.
We will understand those girls/women who have more than once had problems with the menstrual cycle for one reason or another.
A woman’s body is not only complex but also very fragile. Because any stress, climate change, increased physical activity, depression, dietary changes can affect the ability or possibility to conceive. By her natural calling, this is the main task of every woman’s body.
So, today we will touch on the topic of female fertility readiness or in other words learn all about ovulation symptoms.
What is ovulation and when does ovulation occur?
Very young girls can rarely tell you when they are ovulating or not. If they have a menstrual flow, then everything is great! Or even if they do not, it is easier, because they give so many inconveniences and unpleasant symptoms. This period is rather haunted by those who are planning to become a mother soon. And it is better to take care of the regularity of ovulation in advance, so as not to worry and not to treat the causes in the future.
And so, ovulation (in simple words) is the readiness of the female body to conceive. If we describe this process from a medical and physiological point of view, ovulation is the process when the egg leaves the ovary and enters the fallopian tube. It becomes free for sperm after this transfer and release.
Why is it so important to know and track the moment when the egg is ready to be fertilized? Because its period of life and activity is limited. The egg can fertilize for only 24 hours, then the so-called “fertilization window” closes and the chances decrease dramatically.
It turns out that there is only one day to get pregnant.
That doesn’t sound plausible, does it? After all, so many cases around and friends who got pregnant by chance, and did not watch for anything and on that big day they did not feel any signs of ovulation.
The fact that ovulation does not always occur in the middle of the menstrual cycle and may shift due to the individual characteristics of the body.
And secondly, sex may not happen on the day of ovulation, it’s true. But sperm remain viable for 3 to 5 days. They patiently wait until the mature egg leaves the ovary and appears on the horizon.
So, even the most attentive women who count and monitor the days of their cycle can make a mistake.
Okay, we have figured out what ovulation is and now we move on to the second question – how do you know if you are ovulating?
To answer this question we first need to know what are the signs of ovulation in a woman?
How do you know when your fertile or early ovulation signs
There are many calendar apps or programs that supposedly calculate your ovulation time. But you shouldn’t rely on them for such serious matters. They can rarely take into account everything that goes on inside your body and everything that affects it from the outside.
If you take the ideal cycle (a woman who is not nervous and lives without any headaches) which consists of 28 days, in this case, ovulation occurs in the middle of the cycle (day 14).
And this is also an approximate date because the appearance of the egg may vary and shift.
There are some accurate indicators that can accurately tell you when you are ovulating. These are the change in body temperature on a certain day of your cycle and the level of luteinizing hormone in a woman’s blood.
These two processes are related and can only be monitored with a high-precision thermometer and only in the morning.
Because the temperature changes occur about 0.3-0.6 degrees above the basal body temperature.
Therefore, all measurements should be taken immediately after waking up and at the same time. You do not need to go to the bathroom or get up to drink water. All these manipulations can affect the ability to know the current state of the body.
Plus you need to take your temperature rectally, this is very important!
The most common physical signs of ovulation
- Watch your vaginal discharge. When the ovary matures, the discharge becomes more fluid and watery. This is one of the exact signs of ovulation.
- A woman feels high libido before and during ovulation. She feels increased arousal and readiness for sexual intercourse.
- Painful sensations in the breasts. This is a sure sign that the period of ovulation is very close. Breast pain and sensitivity is a consequence of the increase in hormone levels.
- Aching pains on the right/left side and + lower back pain. These pains occur during oocyte maturation and are also associated with changes in hormone levels in the body.
You will know right away that you have felt this very ovulation more than once after reading this list of symptoms.
If you need to track and know exactly when you start ovulating after your period, you can ask your gynecologist for advice.
Most often, doctors prescribe to take the test, assess the condition of the female ovaries and determine the moment favorable for conception.
Remember, all your internal worries (anger, stress and depression), changes of time zones/climate or increased physical activity all have a huge impact on the regularity of ovulation. So, take care of yourself and your female health!