How You Can Find Your Most Fertile Days and Reasons You May Have a Problem with Ovulation

Female fertility windows can be very tricky to chart as they are very unpredictable. Some women may reach the dates earlier than others while some are slower. Some women may even ovulate twice in the same cycle. Usually, 30% of females have their fertility window between the 10th and 17th days, but this does not hold true for many ladies. So getting a spot on date on the calendar marking the beginning and end of your ovulations is a near-impossible scenario but we can try to get a bit close by understanding the method behind the madness called our bodies.

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What is ovulation?

Ovulation is the process of the ovaries being releasing an egg for fertilization. Inside the ovaries, there are ovarian follicles which have tiny sacs containing your eggs.

The process of ovulation is as follows:

On the 1stday of the menstrual cycle (the first day of your period) maturity and developing of the follicles and eggs begin. After 2 weeks, mature eggs will leave the follicle and travel out of the ovary into the fallopian tubes. The sperm then penetrates the eggs and fertilization occurs. After fertilization, the egg travels along the uterus and will implant itself onto the uterine wall. When there is no fertilization, the egg along with nutrients, blood and extra tissue lining the uterus in preparation for the new embryo is passed out as your periods.

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Keeping a record is necessary

In case you have unpredictable cycles it could be a sign of some health issues too. Here are some tips to know that you have started ovulating and once you know the symptoms starts keeping a record of the days so that’s it’s easier to track your fertile days and even the days when you might get your periods. Trust us it helps.

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1Ovulation pain

If you experience random pain in your lower abdomen area do not ignore them. Try to note down the dates and see whether it appears in the middle of your cycles, if yes then its ovulations and it shows you are beginning your ovulation. It is a temporary pain which should not be hard to handle but if it is then call a doctor. Ovulation pain is not severe and even hardly noticeable by many ladies that’s why they miss out the ovulation days. The fact that it’s hurting you as if you are about to menstruate, it shows something is wrong and that’s why you need a doctor’s check-up.

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2Increased body basal temperature

Basal temperature means your lowest body temperature at rest. You can measure it immediately after waking up. During ovulation, it increases by 0.2 degrees. That means if your normal body temperature is usually between 36.2 degrees and 36.5 degrees, then it will increase to 36.4 degrees to 36.7 degrees. There are special thermometers available which can record such small changes easily. You can get those too or just get a check-up done in doctor’s lab.

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