Ovulation Signs

Ovulation Signs

Ovulation is a time in a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is the release of eggs from the follicle in the ovaries which then starts moving down towards fallopian tube to get fertilized. The signs of ovulation vary from woman to woman and it is also possible that some woman do not experience any signs at all. This is because it is easy for some women to identify ovulation signs and not so easy for other women. As ovulation is linked to getting pregnant so it is important to note the signs of ovulation which are as follow:

 Cervical changes produce mucus throughout menstrual cycle and particularly during ovulatory period. Many women are familiar with this change as it is evident from discharge. The cervical fluid resembles “egg whites” which is a sign that you are ovulating. Ovulation takes place on the day when women have the most amount of wet fluid.

 The basal body temperature remains consistent prior to ovulation. You will notice that this temperature will decline when you get closer to ovulation but soon after ovulation it will increase.

 Another sign is lower abdominal pain which is associated to ovulation in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Almost 1 in 5 women notice this sign, some every cycle and some occasionally.

 Some women experience a change in senses during ovulation time. They notice a heightened sense of smell. Some women are able to precisely note the moment of ovulation as their body shows signs of ovulation.

 Some secondary symptoms may include light spotting, breast tenderness and abdominal bloating etc.


Understanding ovulation signs can be very beneficial for women. For those who are planning to start their family and getting pregnant, it is very important to note signs of ovulation as a woman is most likely to conceive in days before ovulation. Conversely those who do not want to have a baby now practice safe methods during ovulation in order to avoid pregnancy.