June 17, 2021 2 min read
Are you planning to get pregnant? If yes, then it's time to familiarize yourself with the big O! Yes, we are talking about ovulation, which brings as different a cycle for every woman as our periods. Once you can identify the signs of ovulation, you can time sex with your partner accordingly to boost your chances of getting pregnant. Even if pregnancy isn't on your mind at the moment, identifying the signs of ovulation will help you understand your menstrual cycle better. So, without further ado, let's look at the five most common signs of ovulation.
Ovulation predictor kits work a lot like at-home pregnancy kits. You'll simply need to pee on a stick or in a cup in which you put the stick. Two lines will come up. If you notice the control line looking lighter in the shade than the test line, the results are positive. You're ovulating, and it's the best time to have sex to become a mom.
Your body's temperature at rest is the basal body temperature. You will get digital thermometers to monitor basal body temperature at any drugstore or online. When your cycle starts, the basal body temperature is consistent and remains between 97.2 and 97.6 degrees Fahrenheit. As your time for ovulation approaches, the temperature dips. It increases sharply by about 1.0 degree right after ovulation.
Nature sure knows how to get us excited when it's the best time for conception. Our sexual desire increases right before ovulation, sending signals that our body is ready for pregnancy. So, unless you are particularly stressed or depressed, ovulation will get your libido humming.
Can you really feel ovulation? Well, some women can, just like me! Yes, I experience mild pain or ache in my lower abdomen during ovulation. You can feel it on one side (but not on the same side each time). The ovulation pain, also known as Mittelschmerz, can go on from a few minutes to an hour or more. This short-lived pain might also come with some mild vaginal bleeding, nausea, or discharge.
Light spotting or discharge at the time of ovulation is completely normal. The discharge comes from rupturing the follicle that surrounds the egg, which leads to light bleeding. The blood turns brownish as it gets older. Such spotting is not a matter of concern unless it becomes an everyday thing. In that case, you need to see a doctor to check for the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy or signs of infection.
Getting pregnant becomes easier than ever if you know the exact time of your ovulation. So, do you notice any of the signs mentioned above? Is it time to start looking into baby wipes, cute baby clothes, and HubbleBaby Monitors yet? Well, take care of your body and follow your ovulation cycle, and that time won't be too far away. And to know more about babies or new moms, you can always come to HubbleConnected.
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