How to recognize Ovulation signs

How to recognize Ovulation signs

Ovulation is the phase in the female menstrual cycle, when the ovarian follicle releases the egg, which flows through the Fallopian tube where it may meet some sperms and get fertilized. This usually occurs during the tenth and nineteenth day of the menstrual cycle. Since it is the time period when the egg is released, the chances of getting pregnant are increased. This is the time period when the female is most fertile. The entire activity is controlled by the hypothalamus part of the brain. There are three phases in ovulation namely periovulatory, ovulatory and post-ovulatory.


The thickening of uterus lines begins to happen in the first phase followed by creation of a hole for the egg to swim to the Fallopian tube takes place in the second phase. The third phase is the final stage in which the fertilized egg if any is placed in the womb. All the unfertilized eggs stop the production of hormones resulting in the breakdown of uterus wall that is shed out of the body during menses. There are certain indications to know the period of ovulation.

The cervical mucus of the women increases by becoming thicker due to the increase in the level of estrogen. The temperature of the body also rises to 0.4 to 1 degree. Even though the above indications ensure that the woman is in her ovulation phase, it is difficult for most of them to sense any change. But if one wants to identify when they are in ovulation phase, there are ovulation predictor kits that are available in the market which actually detects the presence of LH hormone in the urine sample and confirms the start of the process. There are ovulation calendars that are available online which will calculate when a woman will be most fertile based on certain information provided by her.

The beginning of the previous menstrual cycle, the usual length of menstrual cycle, and the length of luteal phase are some of the questions that need to be answered to determine the fertile days from the calendar.