Before and throughout the ovulation process, hormonal changes can influence the overall body of a woman. Different women experience different symptoms of ovulation, including headaches, mood swings, or breast tenderness, however, if you don’t experience any of the signs of ovulation, then you don’t need to take stress.
Not experiencing any symptom doesn’t signify you are not ovulating because most of the women don’t get any clue. However, in case you get familiar with the common symptoms of ovulation (specified below), you can easily predict ovulation when it will occur.
Changes in Cervical Mucus
Once a woman is near to the ovulation process, her body will start producing more amount of estrogen that results in clear and stretchy cervical mucus (just like egg white). The alterations in cervical mucus occur in most of the women. However, its amount, appearance, and the overall feelings differ from woman to woman.
In order to test it, you can insert a clean and hygienic finger into the vagina and take out some mucus. Now, try to feel it in your fingers and in case it feels stretchy, sticky, slippery, and wet, then it signifies you are going through a fertile phase.
An Enhanced Sense of Smell
Some women experience a more sensitive smell in the latter phase of their regular menstruation cycle and it can be a promising sign of ovulation. In this particular fertile phase, a woman body starts becoming more attractive towards the male pheromone androstenone.
Breast Tenderness or Soreness
Another promising sign of ovulation is soreness, tenderness or sensitivity of breast. Before and after the ovulation procedure, hormones start entering the body of a woman.
Lower Abdominal or Mild Pelvic Pain
Some ladies are able to feel ovulation in the form of a mild pain or ache in the lower abdomen part (basically in either side, not the same side every time) and this type of sensation is known as Mittelschmerz). This feeling can last from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours. Some women also notice light vaginal bleeding or nausea, accompanied by the pain or ache (mild and for a short period).
Light Discharge or Spotting
Another not so common sign of ovulation is brown spotting or discharge throughout the ovulation period. It’s an absolutely normal sign but not many women experience it. This particular sign can come into the picture whenever the follicle, surrounding and protecting the growing egg, matures, develops, and then beaks in a little amount of bleeding.
With the passage of time, the bleeding starts converting into brown and that’s why the vaginal discharge might be ranging from red to dark brown. You don’t have to worry about this matter but if this discharge or bleeding continues to happen, you should consult your physician to know its cause.
Alterations in Cervix
In times of the ovulation procedure, the cervix of some women might become higher, more often, and softer. You can also check your cervix and your mucus to ensure about it as an ovulation symptom.
If you want to know more about the ovulation process, then you can consult a doctor.