When Am I Ovulating?

I'm trying to get pregnant. I know that ovulation determines when you are most fertile in your menstrual cycle. I'm 18 and I'd like to know how do I calculate when I am ovulating?

asked by Amalia in Women's Health | 3776 views | 07-26-2009 at 09:17 PM

A woman’s body gives off several signals that she is about to ovulate.
Some of these signals are:
1. Light cramping
2. Increased cervical mucus
3. Spotting
4. Slight breast tenderness
5. Changes in the cervix (determined by physical examination)
6. Elevated body temperature
7. Changes in vaginal discharge
8. Hormone surge
9. Increase in sex drive
10. Bloating

answered by Janette | 07-26-2009 at 09:22 PM

Ovulation often happens around day 14 of the menstrual cycle, although the exact timing may vary among women or even from month to month. Just before ovulation, you might notice an increase in clear, slippery vaginal secretions if you look for it.
You may be able to pinpoint your most fertile days by recognizing the signs of hormonal change in your body. Some women can actually feel ovulation happening. The condition, called mittelschmerz, is sometimes described as a "one-sided back ache" or a particular tenderness in the lower abdomen, which may last a few minutes to a few hours. You may not have noticed such an obvious sign of ovulation yourself, but there are other changes to look out for.

answered by Veronica | 07-26-2009 at 09:24 PM

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