Each month the body of a woman is preparing for having a baby. This occurs on a monthly basis but only in a small time from of 12 to 24 hours. And healthy couples in their 20s or early 30s who aren’t using birth control have a 20 percent chance of getting pregnant. This may seem like a small gate of opportunity but if you decide to have a baby, look for the signs that you’re ovulating that your body or ‘scientific data’ offers you. There are a lot more but we’ve picked out 5 signs that are easy to spot.
- Easiest way to do this is by checking your calendar. If you already have a menstrual calendar and your periods are regular, than here you go: you have your first tool. If the situation is not that simple and your periods are irregular, find out the next signs.
- A change in cervical fluids occurs. The Cervical fluid that resembles “egg whites” is a sign that you are near ovulation or are ovulating. Ovulation usually takes place on the day a woman has the most amount of wet fluid.
- Change in cervical position. For most women, it will take some time to figure out how to differentiate between what their cervix normally feels like and the changes it goes through during ovulation. It is important to observe the changes that occur to your body in order to know your body. For example, during ovulation, the cervix will be soft, high, open and wet. Pay attention to this kind of changes next month.
- Breast tenderness or soreness. Right after you ovulate, your progesterone level goes up. If you keep a fertility chart (or a calendar), you can see that progesterone causes your temperature to rise slightly just after ovulation. This increase in progesterone may be what causes your breasts to feel tender during ovulation.
- Libido fluctuations. Mother Nature has its way of ‘communicating’ that it’s time to ensure the human species. Your libido can increase and this can also be a sign of ovulating. This is not a 100% rule, so remember that sex drive can be influenced by just about anything.
It is not always easy to surely know when the precise moment you are ovulating is but it is very important to get to know your body a little bit more and to really pay attention to the signals he offers you. We learned when to know if we are hungry or thirsty. Learning to listen to your body regarding the ovulation period is just a matter of time and observation.