8 Signs Of Ovulation To Detect Your Most Fertile Time
Ovulation symptoms aren't difficult to notice. Once you know what to look for, you'll be surprised how easy it can be. Just about every person trying to get pregnant wants to know when it's ovulation day. Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary. When the egg is ovulated, you want sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes available to fertilize that egg.
In other words, ideally, sexual intercourse should occur before the moment of ovulation in order to increase your odds of conception. You are most fertile in the days leading up to ovulation.1 If you can have sex during this time, your chances of getting pregnant that cycle will go up considerably.
How can you know which are your most fertile days? Here’s how to find out when ovulation is approaching and how to know if it has already occurred. Also, learn how can you tell if you’re not ovulating and what happens next if you’re not.
When Do Most Women Ovulate?
On average, a woman with regular cycles tends to ovulate sometime between day 11 and day 21 of her cycle. (Day 1 is the day you get your period.) This means a woman’s most fertile days will fall somewhere between day 8 and day 21.2
If your cycles are on the shorter side, you’re more likely to ovulate closer to day 11. If you have longer menstrual cycles, ovulation may occur closer to day 21. But “some time” between day 11 and day 21 is quite a long range!
You could aim to have sex every day or every other day between day 8 and day 21. Or, you can look for ovulation symptoms and have sex whenever you detect fertile signs. You can also try tracking your cycles every month, so you get an idea of when ovulation occurs for you (your own personal average).
Some ovulation signs indicate that ovulation is approaching. This allows you to time sex for pregnancy. Others let you know that ovulation has passed. This can be reassuring, giving you confidence that you did ovulate.
- A Positive Result on an Ovulation Predictor Test.
- Fertile Quality Cervical Mucus.
- Increased Sexual Desire.
- Sustained Basal Body Temperature Increase.
- Fertile Cervical Position.
- Breast Tenderness.
- Fertile Saliva Ferning Pattern.
- Mittelschmerz Pain (Ovulation Pain)