23/03/2021 / Gynecology and Motherhood

Ovulation Symptoms : 11 Signs of Ovulation- Know Your Most Fertile Days

Learn what is ovulation and when is the best time to get pregnant, and ovulation symptoms and signs to look out for

Ovulation Symptoms : 11 Signs of Ovulation- Know Your Most Fertile Days
Mazia AhmedMazia Ahmed

Mazia Ahmed

MSc Nutrition Science, Ph.D. Scholar

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  • Nature has given mankind an innumerable number of gifts that cannot be thanked of. The divine power has planned the human age from external and tangible nature in an extremely wonderful way.

  • The processes related to human biology are the biggest fascinations which sometimes leave the science experts astonished.

  • Subjects related to human biology, like reproduction, etc., are not the ones that are considered fit to discuss; rather, a lot of people feel shy to discuss such subjects in an open environment. Hence, we are continuously making efforts to make India mindful of such subjects and help them realize that these are only natural mechanisms of the human body, and people, especially the younger generation, shouldn't feel shy about these.

  • A large percentage of the female section of Indian society is still deprived of medical access and support. The Internet has played an extremely vital role for them as they can seek relevant information 24x7 without any hindrance. These women must be educated about sexual topics, processes of reproduction, cleanliness & hygiene, etc. The subject of this article is about the Ovulation day that revolves around the menstrual cycle among females.

What is Ovulation & When Do You Ovulate?

  • For beginners, let us start with defining Ovulation. It can be called a subject of the female reproductive system and related to females' menstrual cycle. Ovulation Day is when the ovaries in a female release an egg that later may or may not get fertilized. When this released egg gets fertilized, pregnancy begins while the other case is failing of egg getting fertilized.

  • Ovulation is a necessary phenomenon related to the female menstrual cycle that keeps up the fertility among females. The factor of the age of the couple also determines the chances of getting pregnant. But if we keep aside such factors that affect the pregnancy, there is a very high chance that a woman can conceive during the ovulation period. Thus, Ovulation day, which is generally 24 hours long, can be defined as a small window when the chances of pregnancy are high. Not only this, for a period of 2 to 5 days, the sperm that is released during the sex can come in contact with the egg and make a woman pregnant. 

  • Many couples who are a bit educated and aware of the reproductive mechanisms prefer finding out the ovulation day for having sex, which makes the chances of getting pregnant higher. Thus, couples planning a baby are advised to have intercourse during this day. The rate of woman fertility is highest during this time, making it easy for aspiring couples to have a baby.

  • The timings involved in this process play a decisive role in the couples wanting to have a baby. Interacting during the ovulation period makes the egg go down through the fallopian tube and finally get fertilized. Various research have been conducted which have shown results about the fertility rate among women. The couples who have sex before or after this fertile window had roughly 25-30% chances of getting pregnant. It doesn't mean that the couples who are not planning a baby can have sex differently from the fertile window, as the chances are less but not zero.

  • It is seen that many women even ovulate more than one time during their menstrual cycle, i.e., they have produced more than a single egg in 28 days. In such cases, when a female releases two eggs, the chances are that she would be delivering twins.

About Ovulation

Ovulation: When is The Best Time to Get Pregnant?

  • If a couple desires to have a baby, having sex at the right time can help the woman to conceive, believing that the couples have normal health conditions regarding sexual fertility.

  • A standard menstrual cycle is 28 days, and one can quickly grasp her menstrual cycle. It is easy for a person to keep track of the menstrual cycle by simply marking the first day of periods as Number 1. The next step is to find out the day you'd be ovulating.

  • Starting from the day that has been marked 1 in your calendar, the 14th day generally will be the ovulation day, i.e., half duration of the entire menstrual cycle. Please note that this is stated based on consensus, or you can say average. Some standard clinical guidelines also state that the period between the 10th and 17th day is highly fertile. Thus, to conceive a baby, one can rely on this time to have sex.

Fertilization of Egg and Sperm after Ovulation
  • This is how you can manually keep track of the menstrual cycle and determine your ovulation period. With the technical advancements, there are other ways as well to determine the ovulation day, i.e., many mobile applications have been developed which help you keep track of the menstrual cycle. The duration of the ovulation period varies somewhere between 12 to 24 hours after the LH (Luteinizing Hormone) hormone is rushed inside. This is again slightly variable and depends from person to person, but 12 to 24 hours is considered standard by the medical platforms.

11 Signs of Ovulation

Signs to know if you are Ovulating

As Ovulation is the subject of the female reproduction system, ovulation symptoms are reflected in the organs like the vagina. Note that these symptoms are very subjective and are not always faced by all females.

  1. Releases via the vagina are seen among the ovulating females, along with slight bleeding.

  2. Another symptom of the ovulation period is the increased physical desire among women. The sex drive among the ovulating females is higher than the others.

  3. Pain in the vaginal area, specifically ovaries, is experienced by the women in their ovulation period.

  4. The BBT (Basal Body Temperature) fluctuates during the ovulation period in women.

  5. There are a lot of ways by which a woman can be aware of her ovulation period. As stated earlier, too, mobile applications are of great use in this regard if manual tracking seems a task.

  6. The above-stated symptoms may vary among people, but they can help you assure about the ovulation process. Ovulating women may experience cramps in the lower stomach area.

  7. Basal Body Temperature is a well-known indicator of Ovulation as it is not generally caused in women and is determined by a Basal body thermometer.

  8. There are ovulation prediction kits available in the market that assess the level of LH (Luteinizing Hormone).

  9. These are only some widely known ways to determine if Ovulation is actually in the process. When the ovulation period gets over, a woman can know it by the texture of the cervical mucus as it becomes more transparent and smoother during the ovulating period and gets back to the sticky texture again when this period terminates.

  10. Ovulation's natural process takes place in every woman, and indeed, not all of them expect to get pregnant. Therefore, there is a need to promote the use of contraceptives as well. Thus, there are different sets of guidelines for the two sects of women, the ones who wish to conceive while the others who don't want to get pregnant.

  11. It becomes our obligation to provide relevant information to all kinds of people in India so that the nation reaches its long-term goals.

Word Of Wisdom

  • As Ovulation releases the mature egg from the ovary, this process becomes an important subject matter which assures a woman of being the most fertile during the entire menstrual cycle.

  • All couples aspire to become parents among which, only a few could make it, while others explore ways and means to conceive a baby via artificial means, etc. A large percentage of people wish to become parents and have the capacity/potential to conceive but don't have the correct knowledge about the reproduction mechanism and several complexities involved in it.

  • We are here to develop an understanding among the people to realize this precious gift of nature and help them through their pregnancy journey. The women facing the problems in conceiving can always look out for external help and never lose hope.

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