Know how to determine the moment of ovulation is important not only to those who plan pregnancy, but also to those who, on the contrary, do not want to have children at this time of life. Since ovulation is the moment when conception is most possible.
So, what is ovulation? This is the moment when a ripe egg is released from the follicle grown in the ovary, ready for fertilization. Ovulation does not last long - just a couple of days, and it falls to about the middle of the menstrual cycle. Immediately stipulate that if the cycle in a woman is unstable, menstruation comes irregularly - not after a certain number of days, then, respectively, and the moment of ovulation is much more difficult to determine. In addition, ovulation can come sooner, and later than the time appointed by nature.
How to determine ovulation? The moment of ovulation can be determined in several ways.
Determination by basal temperature measurement
Basal temperature is the body temperature, measured in certain places: in the rectum, in the vagina or in the mouth. The basal temperature should be measured every morning at the same time before getting out of bed. We take an ordinary thermometer, insert it into the mouth or other described places and hold for 5 minutes. The thermometer should be used the same. The result is recorded in the notebook, where the schedule for each day of the menstrual cycle has already been drawn. On normal days, the temperature fluctuates between 36.6 and 36.8 degrees. The day before ovulation, the temperature drops slightly, and at the time of ovulation makes a sharp jump of a few tenths of a degree. If at night you slept badly, then the indicators can no longer be trusted.
So you need to watch yourself for several months. And if, say, the temperature rises for 15 cycles a day, and so it lasts 3 months, then it is possible to say with a high degree of probability that in subsequent cycles ovulation should be awaited on day 14 and two days before this, one must begin to conceive. Once again, this is possible only with a regular, stable menstrual cycle.
Ovulation is determined by external symptoms
How to determine ovulation at home? Not every woman notices them behind her. But still worth a closer look. If you notice that the nature of the vaginal mucus has changed, it has become a sticky, sticky egg-like egg, you can talk about ovulation. In addition, at such a time, pains in the lower abdomen of the pulling character may occur. Sexual attraction can intensify. Some have pinkish discharge, similar to blood.
How to determine ovulation with ultrasound
With the help of ultrasound, the dynamics of follicular growth can be determined. On ultrasound, you can see which follicle takes an ovulatory size. Ultrasound can be performed several times before the expected ovulation and after that another two to three days.
Determination of ovulation using the calendar method
This method is the most inaccurate and can be used only with a stable menstrual cycle.
To calculate the day of ovulation, you need to know - how many days in your cycle. The cycle is the period from the first day of menstruation to the first day of the next menstruation. Ovulation is in the middle of the cycle. If the cycle lasts 28 days, the moment of ovulation falls on the 14th day. Ovulation does not always come in time, sometimes it comes later, sometimes earlier. Therefore, attempts to conceive need to start a few days earlier than expected ovulation and continue them for another two days after it.