What is ovulation period? how could a woman know that she is/was ovulating? These and more are they kinds of questions this article is set to answer. In any event where this is your first time hearing the word ovulation period, it is the discharge of matured eggs from any ovary in the female reproductive system.
Ovulation period usually takes place on monthly basis, at this particular period, a woman is very fertile and the chances of getting pregnant is high.
When do you Ovulate?
It is natural for any woman that have not approached menopause to ovulate, ovulation occurs as part of a woman’s menstrual cycle usually at the average of every 14 to 28 days of their menstrual cycle marking from the very first day of their menstrual flow to the first day of the next menstrual flow.
Ovulation Cycle 30 days
Pregnancy causes some complication during ovulation cycle, there is every possibility of experiencing changes since cycles do last for about 23 – 35 days. This too can affect the time of ovulation varying from a month to another. An example is provided below;
Example of Ovulation Cycle
The example given below is the menstrual cycle of Mrs. Boma, Dorothy and Atiku whose menstrual cycle is 28, 30 and 32 days respectively their ovulation days also differs.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32.
Ovulation Period for Pregnancy
It has been proved that a woman could be pregnant from intercourse beginning from 2 days before her ovulation day and 2 days after her ovulation day. in summary, a woman has chance of becoming pregnant approximately within 5 days of her monthly cycle.
How Could a Woman Know That She was Ovulating
1. Mid-cycle cramp or pain:
The release of prostaglandin which is observed during the release of egg from the ovary induces mild abdominal pain. Some sensitive women could notice such pain about thin mid-cycle.
2. Slight increase in body temperature:
A hormone called progesterone that is released immediately after the ovulation has a thermogenic effect, that it can increase the body temperature (hotness) by 0.50c – 1.00c
3. Changes in cervical or vaginal secretion:
Before and after ovulation, the cervical or vaginal secretion or discharge is usually thick and gummy (sticky).
However, during ovulation, this sticky secretion becomes slippery and slimy in nature. A woman who examines her virginal discharge daily would notice this unique change which signifies that ovulation has occurred.
How to Track Ovulation Period
Below is an illustrations on how to track your ovulation period.
Example: If your period started Wed. 2nd Sept. 2020, A little bit fertile Sat. 12th Sept. 2020, fertile Sun. 13th Sept. 2020, very fertile Mon. 14th Sept. 2020. Time to ovulate Tue. 15th Sept. 2020, End cycle Tue. 29th Sept. 2020.
Note: By 1st or 2nd of Oct., 2020, no period, may be you are pregnant, go for a pregnancy test.