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Ovulation Symptoms

 

Ovulation can be accompanies by many symptoms, many of which are extremely small changes which require monitoring.


Ovulation Tests (aka LH tests and OPKs)
Ovulation Tests are possibly the best non-invasive way to pin point ovulation, and therefore increase your chances of falling pregnant. Ovulation Tests work by allowing you to detect your monthly LH Surge - the sudden and dramatic increase in Luteinizing Hormone (LH) present in your urine just before you ovulate. LH is the hormone that facilitates ovulation (the release of the egg), and when you correctly gauge this by using an ovulation test, you know you are fertile!
You can find affordable, accurate and quality Ovulation Tests HERE.

 

Cervical Mucus
Throughout your menstrual cycle your cervical mucus will vary in texture and quantity. When monitoring these changes it can assist you in accurately detecting your most fertile phase. In the lead up to ovulation your estrogen levels will being to increase, which will result in your cervical mucus taking on a egg white consistency (often referred to at Eggy White Cervical Mucus or EWCM), and the quantity of mucus should increase. EWCM is clear and stretchy.


Basal Body Temperature
Basal Body ‘Temping’ is the processed of daily monitoring your Basal Body Temperature (BBT), the bodies lowest temperature which is recorded after a long period of rest. Generally women who are ‘Temping’ will take their temperature first thing in the morning and record the temperature daily on a chart.  When monitoring regularly, just prior to ovulation you should notice a dip in temperature and a sudden increase once ovulation has occurred.

When Basal Body ‘Temping’ it is important to use a specific BBT thermometer which is extremely accurate and sensitive – You can find an affordable one HERE


Ovulation Pains
Some women notice a pinching or feeling similar to menstrual cramps around the time of ovulation. The pain will normally be on one side only around the hip bone area. The pain is cause by the egg bursting through the follicle, and the cramping as the fallopian tube contracts to assist move the egg down to the uterus.  Ovulation pain can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


 


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