When you are trying to get pregnant, it is good to know how your body works. Technically, you only have one chance to get pregnant each month. We call this ovulation. In an average 28-day menstrual cycle, ovulation typically occurs about 14 days before the start of your next period. However, each cycle is different, and this may vary.
Your body also has monthly symptoms, which could help determine when you are ovulating.
- You feel like sex. You’re in the mood, baby! Your body is trying to tell you something.
- Your discharge changes. It looks see-through (a bit like raw egg white).
- You have sensitive nipples and breasts.
- Some women experience mild cramping in their lower belly
- Your body temperature increases a bit.
- You can experience mild spotting.
- Your sense of smell, vision and taste improves.
- Your body is retaining fluids. Your clothes may just fit a bit tighter.
You can buy an ovulation test at the pharmacy or, if you have a regular cycle, use an ovulation calculator that you can find online.