Remembering the signs of ovulation helps couples know when to have sex to easily conceive.
Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary and moves into the fallopian tubes to be ready for fertilization. Women are most fertile in the days before ovulation. Some of the signs below indicate that ovulation is approaching.
Ovulation test positive
Using a test strip helps to determine exactly when the egg will be released. This is the time to have sex to easily conceive. Ovulation test strips often give inaccurate results in women with irregular menstrual cycles or polycystic ovary syndrome.
When you are about to ovulate, the cervical mucus is more secreted, clear white, thick and tough like egg white. This substance helps sperm easily move into the fallopian tube, making sex easier and more pleasurable.
Increase sex drive
The time before and during ovulation, a woman’s sex drive increases dramatically. Not only that, this is also the time when women become more attractive and sexy.
Women experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression may not notice this symptom both before and during ovulation.
Raise the base temperature
The female basal temperature recorded at rest is around 36.5 degrees Celsius. However, by the time the eggs are released, the temperature will rise slightly. That’s because increased progesterone levels lead to an increase in temperature. Tracking basal body temperature (BBT) chart can know the exact day of ovulation.
Just before ovulation, the stimulated cervix becomes softer and wider. As a result, sperm can easily move in to find a fertilized egg. That’s why it’s easier to get pregnant at this time if you have sex. However, it is not easy to recognize this sign of ovulation. Cervical dilation testing is almost exclusively done in obstetrics and gynecology clinics.
A sign of when you ovulate is that your breasts will be fuller and rounder. “Nipples” also become sensitive, some women also feel swelling and pain. The period before the menstrual cycle, the female body also has these signs. However, if you are taking fertility drugs, breast engorgement can also be a side effect of the drug.
Many women also feel pain in the lower abdomen and in the pelvis during ovulation. This phenomenon is not cause for concern, it is caused by the egg being released and moving to the uterus.
If the pain becomes severe, consult a specialist because this can be a symptom of endometriosis or pelvic adhesions in women.
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