Are you planning to start your family and welcome a sweet little baby in your family? Then it’s high time to get familiar with the big O: ovulation. Yes, there are some particular days in a month, called ovulation phase, during which a woman is said to be highly fertile to conceive a baby. By getting familiar to signs of ovulation, you can intimate with your partner knowing the odds of getting pregnant.
So, before moving to the signs of ovulation, it is first essential to know what exactly the Big O is.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is a part of every woman’s normal menstrual cycles and happens on a monthly. Every woman is born with millions of immature eggs that are released every month once she starts getting her periods. Normally, one egg is released every month. When a woman is ovulating, the egg travels down to the fallopian tube, where it might fertilized with a sperm. For healthy women, ovulation occurs a few weeks later menstruation cycle is over.
Signs of Ovulation:
- Changes in the cervical mucus or vaginal discharge
- Ovulation pains, though, not every woman necessarily experience the pain
- Breast and nipple tenderness
- Boost in sexual drive
- Softer cervix
- Increase in body temperature