Signs of Ovulation: Ovulation Symptoms, Myths, and Facts

Signs of Ovulation: Ovulation Symptoms, Myths, and Facts

Women normally start looking for signs of ovulation when they are working on getting pregnant. The idea is to find the exact day when you are ovulating and then get as much sex in those few days as you can, to increase your chances of making baby. That would be fine idea if we were all made the same way, if our menstrual cycle lasted the same number of days, if things happened according to the rules and books. But, fortunately, we are all different. Our bodies work in a slightly different way, not wrong, just different. So, to spot the symptoms of ovulation means knowing our bodies, and knowing what to look for. While it is good to know the common ovulation symptoms so that you can look for them, most of them are by no means a sure thing. There are many myths out there, because the symptoms may be present or they may not, while we are happily ovulating.

Signs of Ovulation: Myth # 1

Sure sign of ovulation is increase in the quantity of cervical mucous. In most women, due to the increase in hormonal production before and during ovulation, cervix (the ” ˜neck” ™ of the uterus) produces more mucous. Mucous will also become more slippery and have the consistency egg white. The quantity and consistency of cervical mucous varies greatly from one woman to another. This cervical secretion plays important role in enabling sperm to swim easier towards the egg. The same liquid, in different stages of menstrual (and hormonal) cycle plays the role of the protector of uterus from bacteria, by changing its composition. If you have a regular cycle and are not taking any medication, you can monitor the quantity and consistency of your mucous and establish a pattern of change. That way you will have your own, personal symptom of ovulation.   Combined with some other ovulation symptoms, it can give you a pretty certain information when you are ovulating.

Signs of Ovulation: Myth # 2

Your sex drive increases around and during ovulation. It is certain that hormonal changes during ovulation may affect woman’s sexual drive. After all, it is nature’s way of ensuring reproduction. But, sexual drive can be increased by a glass of red wine, a sexy movie, or many other things which are different from one woman to another.

Signs of Ovulation: Myth # 3

The cervix changes its position during ovulation. It is true that in most women with regular cycle the cervix will be easier to spot during ovulation because it will be higher and softer and more open. It is the sign that it is ready to receive sperm. But, the signs are not the same with each woman. Most women do not even know where their cervix is and do not monitor it. Also, it requires a lot of experience to judge the ovulation by the cervix position and look.<