If you have a menstrual cycle of 28 days, your ovulation is approximately 14 days before your next menstrual period. There are a few methods to find out when ovulation or ovulation is: to keep track of your menstrual cycle, to measure your temperature or to watch out for ovulation symptoms. And what these ovulation symptoms are can be read here with a detailed explanation later in this blog.
These are the ovulation symptoms:
You can recognize ovulation if you have one or more of the following ovulation symptoms:
- Transparent, clear and elastic secretion, also called cervical mucus.
- Your cervix is open.
- Ovulation pain: menstruation-like cramps or stitches on one side in your stomach.
- Higher body temperature.
- Hold moisture.
- Sensitive breasts.
- Higher libido.
How you can notice these ovulation symptoms and keep an eye on them can be found below.
You can also check whether you are fertile with an ovulation test! Order online!
Ovulation symptoms mucus
You have a discharge before and after your period. This is the mucus that you 'lose' and can see in your panty liner or when you wipe off after a toilet visit. In most cases you have no secretion or the secretion is yellowish or white in color and a bit friable in structure. During the fertile days this mucus, also called cervical mucus, changes its structure and color. It becomes transparent, clear and elastic. It is best described as protein. The change of the cervical mucus is one of the clearest signs that your ovulation is coming!
If you keep the mucus between your fingers, you can draw wires. In itself it can be seen on the toilet paper that you have transparent 'protein'. But you can also examine it by putting your finger in your vagina and stroking your cervix. Then put your fingers together and then take them apart.
Is it sticky and do you see a thread between your fingers? Hup, hop on the bucket! If this is not the case, you may not be fertile yet. In order to properly investigate the difference of your separation, you can also look at what it looks like at other times. Is not dirty at all! Just come from your own body!
Other position of the cervix during ovulation
Before your ovulation, so when you are not fertile, your uterus is more at the bottom and feels a bit louder. If you go with your fingers into your vagina you could feel a hard, round and smooth edge. Your cervix is slightly higher around your ovulation and feels softer. The cervix is also somewhat open so that the seeds have free access to the egg. After the ovulation, the cervix closes again, goes lower and becomes hard again. It is quite interesting to feel this once.
Symptoms ovulation pain
About 1 in 5 women can actually feel ovulation or ovulation. This feels like a menstruation-like cramp or stitch on one side at the bottom of your stomach. This pain can last for a few hours. In some women half a day. It is sometimes difficult to find out whether you have actually felt ovulation and have ovulation pain.
To find this out, it is good to keep track of when you feel this pain. If it is between 11 and 16 days before your period (depending on whether you have a long or short menstrual cycle) then this is clearly one of your ovulation symptoms.
Ovulation symptoms back pain
Ovulation pain, so stabbing or menstrual cramps at the bottom of the abdomen on one side, can be accompanied by back pain. With some ladies, the pain continues to the lower back and even to the pelvis. The pain feels like sharp, stabbing pain that can last for a few hours. This pain also occurs around the time of your ovulation, just like the ovulation pain.
Higher body temperature
Without a thermometer or ovulation test, this ovulation symptom will completely pass you by. But if you do have an ovulation test or thermometer, you will probably notice that your body temperature drops slightly around ovulation. After ovulation you can see that your body temperature has increased by approximately 0.2 to 0.5 degrees. But okay, then your ovulation has already happened and you are too late. Yet you can clearly map your cycle by measuring your temperature. Read more about the temperature method and getting pregnant here.
Symptoms hold ovulation fluid
Some women notice that they retain more fluid during ovulation. This allows you to feel a little bloated and less comfortable in your skin. Some ladies are even a bit heavier in this period. That is probably the extra moisture that you hold.
Sensitive breasts and higher libido
It may very well be that your breasts are more sensitive around the period of your ovulation. Another signal is a higher libido. That is actually very useful! Making more sense in sex is a natural signal from your body that you are fertile and that you have to procreate yourself.
Did you know that this also works like this in animals ?! Females do not keep a temperature or do not feel their uterus, they just have a lot of meaning and that is a sign that they are fertile. So if you feel itch, do not hold yourself!
Ovulation implantation symptoms
If you are certain that you have had your ovulation and you have dived with your partner a few times between the sheets, then an exciting time starts. Did you succeed?
When the egg is fertilized, an implantation takes place. This is about 9 days after your ovulation.In addition to ovulation symptoms, there are also a few implantation symptoms, but it also applies that not every woman has this.
The implantation symptoms you can have are:
You feel stings or type of menstrual cramps right at the bottom of your stomach
You have slight blood loss. It is less intense than normal menstruation. How bad and how long the bleeding persists is different for each woman.