How can I tell when I’m ovulating?
You can look out for some physical signs that will help you tell when you’re ovulating (release an egg).
Signs of ovulation
A reliable sign is an increase in vaginal discharge, which changes from white, creamy or non-existent to clear, stretchy and slippery when you ovulate.
You may also notice other signs, such as:
- breast tenderness,
- mild abdominal pain,
- slightly increased body temperature, and
- increased sex drive.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is when an egg is released from a woman’s ovaries.
For most women, the menstrual cycle lasts about 28 days. Ovulation usually happens 10 to 16 days before the start of your next period.
When you’re ovulating, you’re at your most fertile. So if you’re trying for a baby, it’s the best time of the month to have sex.
Ovulation prediction kits
You can buy ovulation prediction kits over the counter (OTC). These kits test the hormone levels in your urine to find out when you’re at your most fertile.
Ovulation calculator tool
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Published Date 2010-09-16
Last Review Date 2009-11-05