One key to the success of a pregnancy program is knowing when the time is right for conception. By paying attention to the cycle and signs of ovulation, you can increase your chances of pregnancy.
However, just like the menstrual cycle, the ovulation cycle continues to move at different times. The following FTM summarizes the six signs that you are experiencing ovulation that is often not realized, reported from thebump.com :
1. Changes in cervical mucus
When approaching ovulation, your body will produce more estrogen. This causes cervical mucus to be clearer and more fluid in texture, like egg whites. Mucus texture like this helps the sperm swim to the egg which is released during ovulation.
The amount of cervical mucus, like its shape and texture, does vary from person to person. To test it, insert a clean finger into the vagina and look at the mucus. If it is sticky, stretchy, very wet, or slippery, this is a sign that you are in a phase of fertility.
2. Increased sense of smell
For some women, a more sensitive sense of smell in the latter half of the menstrual cycle can be a sign of ovulation. Uniquely, this affects your interest. Naturally your body will be more attracted to the aroma of male pheromones during ovulation.
3. Pain in the breast
Without any other symptoms, does your breast suddenly hurt? Sore breasts or suddenly feeling soft can be a sign of ovulation. This occurs due to the flow of hormones into the body just before and after ovulation.
4. Pelvic pain and lower abdomen
Ovulation can be felt by some women. Usually in the form of mild pain in the lower abdomen. Usually on one side or the other (not always the same on one side only).
This ovulation pain is called Mittelschmerz . Can occur anywhere for several minutes to hours. Along with this pain, you may also experience minor vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or nausea along with pain. But not to worry, this pain usually lasts only briefly.
5. Ovulation spots
The appearance of brownish spots from the vagina is a sign of normal ovulation. This happens because the follicles that surround and protect the oocyte or egg, are developing. It grows, then ruptures and produces a small amount of bleeding.
When the blood is ‘cooked’, the color turns brown. That is why the color of leucorrhoea ranges from red to dark brown. Although it’s not a sign to worry about, you should still see a doctor to check for signs of infection or possible ectopic pregnancy, if you are already sexually active.
That’s the five signs that can be used as guidelines to determine the ovulation cycles experienced. Hopefully this information is useful.