Signs of ovulation
Notice any of these ovulation symptoms mid cycle? They’re the signs that your body may be ovulating.
- Changes in cervical mucus
- Ovulation pain in the lower abdomen
- Premenstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness and enlargement, and mood changes
- Changes in your body temperature. Your temperature rises slightly and this usually means ovulation has taken place
How can you be sure you’re ovulating?
Not sure how to read the symptoms of ovulation and want to be certain you’re timing sex for best results? Try these two methods to pin down your ovulation time.
- Temperature method: After ovulation, your body temperature increases slightly (about half a degree Celsius). By using a basal thermometer to take your temperature every morning at the same time and charting the result, you’ll get a clear idea of your menstrual cycle (provided it’s regular). Basal thermometers are available at pharmacies.
- Ovulation test: Sold in pharmacies, ovulation tests are a practical and reliable way to get 24 to 36 hours advance notice of ovulation.
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