How To Calculate Ovulation
Which is not one of the signs mentioned of ovulation?
Ovulation is the release of an ovum or egg from the ovary and is part of the menstrual cycle. It occurs usually 14 days before your period starts and so the menstrual cycle starts at the day of the period, the first day of your menstrual period until the first day of the next period is when the next cycle starts. To track, to know when you ovulate, there are lots of signs and symptoms that you can get but the main thing is to track your cycle and see when you get your period then work back 14 days from that. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days recorded in old books, however, a lot of women vary from this and some women have a shorter cycle, some women have a longer cycle, okay. So, tracking your menstrual cycle, so you go from the first day of your period until the first day of your next period, and count the number of days and work 14 days back. There will also be a lot of body changes that may occur and you may become sensitive too while you are tracking your cycle. You may notice you become a little bit bloated around the time of ovulation, you may notice some water retention, you may also notice some pain in the side of the ovary, that's ovulation. You should also track your cervical mucus, so the mucus in your vagina changes with the cycle of your period and you can learn how to know what the mucus is like when you're ovulating. Your body temperature also changes, so we talk about basal body temperature. So, this is your body temperature first thing in the morning, before you get out of bed, before you do anything, so as soon as you're waking, you just pop a thermometer in your mouth or use an electronic one and check your temperature. There should be a slight rising of body temperature when you ovulate. So, when calculation, your ovulation day, it is 14 days prior to the day your period starts. So if you know, if you've tracked your cycle, you know what your cycle is like, you can predict this. You know your period is due, say, on the 20th of the month, you work back 14 days that means you ovulated on the 6th of that month. And that's how you calculate your ovulation. .