When a woman ovulates, several physical symptoms might appear because of the changes in hormones. Here are some natural cues that can help you identify when you are the most fertile in order to prevent or get pregnant.
Egg-White Cervical Mucous and Feel Wetter
When a woman is ovulating, the cervical fluid will become thin, stretchy and looks like egg-white. It helps sperm go up to the awaiting egg more easily. Not only does cervical fluid become thinner and stretchier as ovulations approach, it also becomes more plenteous. In other words, a woman will feel wetter throughout the day when around ovulation.
Your progesterone levels go up after you ovulate. The increase in progesterone may be the reason that causes your breasts to feel tender during ovulation. For some women, this tenderness feeling is similar to premenstrual breast tenderness. When you notice this change, there is a good chance that you are ovulating or have ovulated recently.
Cervix is High, Soft and Open
You can tell whether you are ovulating from the position of your cervix. Your cervix will move higher up and feel soft and mushy when ovulation approaches. You can check and locate your cervix by using your fingers to reach inside your vagina. Remember the position of your cervix when ovulation is approaching, because it is easier for you to find out when it gets close to ovulation.
Cramping or Pain on One side
Some of the women might notice pain during ovulation. This pain called mittelschmerz, which occurs around the middle of a woman’s cycle. There are two reasons might cause the pain: one occurs when egg breaks through the follicle during ovulation, the other one happens as the fallopian tube contracts to move the egg down the fallopian tube into the uterus.
You might have other symptoms because of hormonal changes, such as increased sex drive, spotting, bloating, mild nausea, and headache or migraine.