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    fertility basics

    Ovulation - Ovulation Period, Symptoms of Ovulation, Increase chances of getting pregnant

    • 4.7   (7 Votes)

    Ovulation Period or Cycle is the time period of 12 -14 hours and divided into Follicular Phase and Luteal Phase. Symptoms of Ovulation are rise in basal body temperature, change in body language, abdominal and muscle cramps, light blood spotting. Ovulation cycle helps in monitoring chances of getting pregnant.

    Often we experience wondering with the questions about ovulation when we try to understand our reproductive system a little better. At many times we are caught between shame and hesitation to ask our peers or medical professionals about ovulation and ovulation cycle. However, more you, better it is as understanding when you are ovulating is very crucial if you are planning to have a baby or aborting the plan. (1) (2)

    Ovulation, Ovulation period

    Ovulation meaning

    A woman is born with millions of eggs or ovum in her ovaries when she is born. During her entire reproductive life, these ova are released one by one during each menstrual cycle. (3) (4)

    Ovulation is a biological process in women where an ovum is released from one of her ovaries. It happens in each menstrual cycle when the reproductive hormones of the body such as estrogen stimulate and signals the ovaries to release an unfertilized egg to the fallopian tube. During this process, the uterus lining or endometrium thickens itself and prepares to receive a fertilized egg or an embryo.

    What is Ovulation period

    Ovulation is the process which lasts for 12-14 hours. Generally, this time length is known as ovulation period or ovulation cycle. Ovulation periodis divided into two phases. The first phase of ovulation period is known as the follicular phase which starts from the first day of her last menstrual period which continues till ovulation. The second phase is the luteal phase starting from the ovulation day until the beginning of the next menstrual period. (5) (6)

    Fun fact:luteal phase is more static than the follicular phase which generally comes with a more stable timeline. However, the condition here is your regular menstrual cycle.

    Ovulation meaning, Ovulation symptoms

    Ovulation Symptoms

    Ovulation symptoms are not common to all the women who are ovulating. They vary from person to person and there are cases a woman can ovulate without any visible symptoms of ovulating. Some of the common signs of ovulation are (7) (8)-

    • Light spotting of blood:This happens due to follicle rupture in the egg when it prepares itself to fertilize through sperm.
    • Muscle and abdominal cramps:Cramps or body ache are also experienced by many women when they ovulate. Again ovum rupture is the cause behind it.
    • Change in the breast:Some women feel tenderness or heaviness in their breasts during ovulation. (9)
    • Feeling of uneasiness:Bloating, nausea, headache, etc. are some of the uneasy symptoms of ovulation.
    • Change in the cervix:Your cervix changes considerably during ovulation. The cervical mucus changes its color from milky white to egg white with stretchy consistency. Also, the cervix rises high and your fingers can’t reach it normally than the rest of the days.
    • Change in body language:In some women, ovulation causes a heightened sex drive, increased sense of smell, the louder tone in voice and mood swings.
    • Rise of body temperature:during ovulation, the Basal Body Temperature of a woman is considerably high as compared to the rest of the days. It keeps on increasing from your follicular phase and is the maximum on ovulation day. Again after your ovulation period, the body temperature keeps decreasing for the entire luteal phase. (10)

    Hope, this article has answered most of your queries. Follow Ela woman blogs to get a regular updateon fertility issues and treatment.

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    Sheetal Bir

    Please suggest me with the best ways to determine the ovulation period. I am so confused to choose any.

    Oct. 3, 2018, 11:32 p.m. 5.0


    Beena Tanwar

    Informative article for the people looking for ways to analyze Ovulation period. Thanks for sharing!

    Sept. 17, 2018, 7:57 p.m. 4.5


    Reshmi Tengulkar

    I highly prefer a change in the cervix method to track the ovulating period. It is simple and you can analyze results on your own.

    May 12, 2018, 2:53 a.m. 4.5


    Banita Rai

    I completely agree with the points mentioned in the article. I have all of those symptoms during my ovulation day.

    Oct. 31, 2017, 9:41 p.m. 4.5


    Antra Dixit

    There are so many women who have shared their own experience when they could actually feel ovulation. It feels like mild cramps or pain somewhere in the lower part of the abdomen. It feels at either of the sides, not on both the sides. Medically, this feeling of pain is termed as Mittelschmerz. It …

    Oct. 7, 2017, 3:41 p.m. 4.5


    Usha Reddy

    I think charting your basal body temperature while calculating your ovulation period is very important. It is important for TTC women especially. When you get an ovulation predictor kit, do check your cervical mucus too. It will also help you conceive.

    Oct. 7, 2017, 3:33 p.m. 5.0



    I usually use Ela app to track my ovulating days but this method seems good too. And I think, I am gonna try those.

    Aug. 24, 2017, 3:38 p.m. 5.0

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