The monthly cycle of women is based on the maturation and release of egg cell. If the egg is fertilized, a woman enters into a new phase known as pregnancy, and if there was no fertilization, the egg is broken down and the cycle is repeated.
During ovulation, series of changes occurs, which are mostly related to hormonal imbalance.
The most common symptoms that women feel a few days before the cycle are generally unhappiness, mood swings, bloating of the stomach, increased appetite, desire for sweets, pain in lower abdomen and others.
Most women are not aware that any changes they feel are very much related to the process of ovulation that takes place inside the body of a woman.
However, women who want to become pregnant, especially those who are struggling with infertility or failure to conceive, are very aware to all the signs that ovulation returns.
What are the symptoms associated with ovulation and how to interpret them?
1. Cramping in the lower abdomen
Cramping in the lower abdomen is a sign of fertility, presents as a release and travels of egg cell from the ovary through the fallopian tube where will be meet with the sperm due fertilization.
2. Vaginal secretion
During ovulation, due to increased function of female sex hormones, leads to the increased secretion, and most of the women in this period feels too ‘’ wet’’. What is important is to recognize the right form of secret, in order to determine the fertile days.
- Before ovulation secret is sticky and thick which is not a good foundation in which the sperm are held?
- During ovulation, when determining the fertile days, the cervical mucus is similar to egg white, slimy, stretchy and with no coloration. This is a possible sign of fertility and the right time for the fertilization of the egg cell.
- Day or two after ovulation, the secret again becomes thick and cloudy.
3. Measurement of body temperature
Women who are trying to become pregnant will certainly recognize this method of determining fertility. The technique is based on the six-month daily measurement of body temperature. The measurement is carried out every morning after waking up while you are still in bed.
When estrogen is in active phase, body temperature will be low. But when the cycle enters in progesterone phase, temperature rise of about 0.3 – 0.5 degrees. This is a sign that women are in the fertile days, and it's time for fertilization.
4. Sensitive and tense breasts
Due to the functioning of the hormone progesterone during ovulation some women are feeling very tense and painful breasts. Another sign of fertility ahead.
5. Intensified libido
During fertile days, women have heightened sexual desires and are very excited.
About 20% of women have menstrual headaches that can occur before or during the cycle. They can be very severe and painful and is thought to occur under the influence of hormones. Headaches are another sign that the women in the fertile period.