What are the symptoms of ovulation?

Since you can conceive only around the time ovulation, there is only a small window of opportunely where an egg can be fertilized.  Learning to track your ovulation and pay attention to the symptoms  can help women get pregnant much faster and easier. When a woman ovulates, there are hormonal changes in her body that take place and cause a number of physical symptoms by which we can tell when fertility peaks. You can also use ovulation predictor kits (OPK) to help you determine when you are ovulating and so you can have time sex right for conception. The first step to identify and track your ovulation symptoms is to narrow down the window of time when ovulation can occur. Then, pay attention to signs that may indicate you are ovulating. 


Signs of ovulation include:

  • Change in the amount and consistency of your cervical mucus 
  • Increase in basal body temperature (BBT) 
  • The cervix is high, soft and open
  • Breast tenderness, and sometimes slight cramping 


Ovulation symptoms can vary from woman to woman with some women experiencing no symptoms at all.