Physical Symptoms of Ovulation

Physical Symptoms of Ovulation

There are a lot of different ways to tell if you are ovulating. There are over the counter ovulation prediction kits that can tell you when you are ovulating without a lot of work from you. You can chart your cycles on a calendar, or you can check your cervical mucus each day. Claim Your 20 Free Ovulation Tests – Click Here

You can even chart your temperature changes daily with a basal thermometer. But, did you know that there are actually some physical symptoms of ovulation that you might be able to notice? Let’s talk a little more about that and see what the physical symptoms of ovulation actually are.

Cervical Mucus

We’ve already talked a little bit about cervical mucus, but it is one of the telltale signs of ovulation, and one of the most popular for women to look for on their own. Cervical mucus begins to increase after the end of your period, and when you are ovulating, it changes from thick and white to clearish, thin, and slippery. The most common way that cervical mucus is described when you are ovulating is like egg whites.

It will turn into a thicker, sticky, and almost rubbery like texture that closely resembles egg whites. This cervical mucus is what helps the sperm stay in place on its journey to the egg. Increased cervical mucus is one of the most common physical symptoms of ovulation, and many women keep track of their cervical mucus to determine when they are ovulating or getting ready to ovulate.

Cervix changes

There are also changes that take place in the cervix itself during ovulation. If you insert one finger into the cervix when a woman is not ovulating, it will feel tight and slightly firm. But, during ovulation, the cervix softens considerably, and sometimes even moves a bit higher in the woman’s body. These changes are subtle, but if you pay attention to your body, you will be able to feel when these changes take place in the cervix.

Body changes

Also, some women experience some physical discomfort when they are ovulating! About twenty percent of women experience some abdominal pain or cramping when they ovulate, and a few even experience breast pain or tenderness.

Most women do also notice an increase in libido and sex drive when they ovulate too. Keep these physical symptoms in mind for the next time you ovulate. Most of these symptoms are very subtle and probably won’t be noticed unless you pay really close attention to them.

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Lindsey Zaldivar
Lindsey Zaldivar | ConceiveEasy
Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.