Ways to Figure Out when you are Ovulating | Mothercare maternity clinic

Ways to Figure Out when you are Ovulating | Mothercare maternity clinic

Ovulation is that period in the menstruation cycle in which a woman is fertile to conceive.Ovulation usually occurs halfway through your menstrual cycle — the average cycle lasts 28 days, counting from the first day of one period (day one) to the first day of the next period. But as with everything related to pregnancy, there is a possibility that your menstrual cycle may vary slightly from month to month. Doctors from Mother Care Maternity & Surgical Nursing Home and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital are telling about ways to know if you are ovulating.

  • Keep a menstrual calendar for a few months so you can get an idea of what’s normal for you or use tools that can help you calculate ovulation. If your periods are irregular, you’ll need to be even more alert for other signs of ovulation.
  • Your body sends you a memo when it’s ovulating in the form of a twinge of pain or a series ofcramps in your lower abdominal. Called middle pain, this monthly reminder of fertility is thought to be the result of the maturation or release of an egg from an ovary. Pay close attention and you may be more likely to get the message.
  • Chart your Basal Body Temperature (BBT). Your BBT reaches its lowest point at ovulation and then rises immediately and dramatically (about a half a degree) as soon as ovulation occurs. Charting your BBT over a few months will help you see a pattern to your cycles, enabling you to predict when ovulation will occur in future.
  • Another detectable sign of ovulation is the position of the cervix itself. As ovulation approaches, cervix pulls back up, softens a bit and opens just a little to let the sperm through on their way to their target. Check your cervix daily using one or two fingers and keep a chart of your observations. The other cervical sign you can watch for is the appearance, increase in quantity and change in consistency of cervical mucus (the stuff that gets your underwear all sticky).

Now you know how to pin down the days on which you are ovulating!