Ovulation: When Will I Ovulate?

Ovulation: When Will I Ovulate?

When will I ovulate? This is one essential question that you have to answer when you decide to get pregnant. This means that you have to get to know your body well and be careful about the signals it sends to you. The ovulation period, the symptoms and the fertile period depend on every woman’s body, so, if your best friend experiences some changes, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to be the same for you. Knowing more about ovulation will be extremely useful when trying to have a baby, so many couples become preoccupied of finding out more on the topic. Claim Your 20 Free Ovulation Tests – Click Here!

To learn the answer to the question, “When will I ovulate?” you will first have to understand what is actually happening inside your body during this period. Only then will you be aware of what conception is all about.

What exactly is ovulation?

Ovulation begins at puberty and ends at menopause. It is the process of releasing a matured egg from the ovary, and take place once a month. The egg then moves to the fallopian tube, and it is ready for fertilization. Generally speaking, ovulation occurs approximately in two weeks – 14 to 15 days – starting from the first day of the last menstruation cycle. So, in order to determine the exact period, every woman has to accurately note when they menstruate and how long the menstrual cycle is. The ovulation period is the most fertile period, and it usually begins 5 days before you actually start ovulating and ends one day afterwards.

When will I ovulate?

Once the general aspects are clear, try to figure it out: when will I ovulate? Most women can feel when the ovulation period has started, as they experience some symptoms, such as like higher basal body temperature, modifications in the aspect of the cervical mucus, or even lower abdominal pain. If you are not sure about your ovulation period, consider the following helpful tips.

Check your calendar

Be sure you have checked your calendar. Mark the first day of your menstrual cycle, then count 14 or 15 days to find out when you might be ovulating.

Check out ovulation signs

Your own body is the best guide you could have. Pay attention to the symptoms of ovulation your body sends to you and you will definitely know when it happens.

Cervical mucus & cervix changes

The cervix and cervical mucus can be of great help in answering the question “When do you ovulate?” When you are ovulating, the cervix pulls up, it softens and gets a little bit opened. If you have a hard time checking yourself, then it may be easier for you to watch for the changes of the cervical mucus: the appearance, quantity and consistency will be different from the usual.

Check your BBT

During ovulation, the BBT – meaning the basal body temperature – changes, due to fluctuations in hormone levels. Chart your BBT throughout the whole month and then do it again for a few more months to learn about your body’s evolution.

Use an ovulation predictor kit

Use a special kit to predict ovulation. You can purchase these at any drug store, and they will help you determine exactly when you ovulate. Try using an ovulation predictor kit to help pinpoint when you ovulate. Much like a pregnancy test, you pee on an ovulation test and get two dark lines.  Two dark lines means a positive ovulation test.

Saliva test

Take a saliva test to check the levels of estrogen.

Now that you know more about ovulation, it can be a lot easier for you to find out the answer to the question: “When did I ovulate exactly?”

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.