How Do I Know When I’m Ovulating?

How Do I Know When I'm Ovulating?

Very Important Business

The business of ovulation prediction is very important. If you don’t know when you are ovulating, it is impossible to know when it is likely for you to get pregnant. You have to plan to have sex on the days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation for the best chance of getting pregnant, so knowing when ovulation is coming is a big deal. There are several different ways to know when you are ovulating, so read on for more info. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Watch For Body Signals

A woman’s body gives out very faint signals when she is getting ready to ovulate. Usually, women don’t pay attention to these signals, but if you are wondering when ovulation is about to happen, you should try to watch for these signals. These signals are usually in the form of mild abdominal cramps or twinges of pain on whichever side of the body you are ovulating from. If you pay close attention, you might be able to notice this pain, and then you will know that ovulation is on its way!

Watch Your Temperature

If you use a basal thermometer, you will be able to chart your basal body temperature. This type of thermometer tracks your temperature at very precise levels. You can take your basal body temperature every day for a month, before you even get out of bed, and develop a baseline. After that, you will be able to watch your temperature. When you notice a sudden spike in your temperature, that means that you are ovulating, and you should act quickly! This is a relatively long way of predicting your ovulation days, however, since it takes at least a month to develop a baseline.

Watch Your Cervix

Your cervical mucus is a great indicator of where you are in your ovulation cycle. After your period ends, you probably won’t have much (if any) cervical mucus. Then, gradually, the amount of cervical mucus starts to increase. When your cervical mucus reaches the consistency of egg whites, where it is sticky, stringy, and clear, that is optimum cervical mucus, and that means it is time for ovulation.

Buy A Kit

If you want a more technical way to monitor your ovulation progress, that doesn’t require any cervical mucus checking, you might want to opt for an over the counter ovulation predictor kit. Ovulation Predictor Kits, also known as OPK’s, work much like home pregnancy tests do, using your urine to detect a hormone in your body. While home pregnancy tests detect hCG in your urine, which is the pregnancy hormone, OPK’s are looking for something else. OPK’s detect the LH surge in the body, which happens right before ovulation occurs. All you do is just pee on the stick each day and it will tell you when you are ovulating! Easy Peasy!

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.