Ladies if youre trying to get pregnant, you should probably on the lookout for ovulation symptoms, in order to work out what day youll ovulate.
Increased sexual desire
Women tend to get a little increase in testosterone during this time, which can have an effect on libido for some women, Dr. Streicher says. “It’s not a huge change but there definitely is a hormonal surge,” she says.
Hormone levels in a woman's body can influence a heightened sense of smell, taste or vision around ovulation time.
Some women can experience a sensation and or cramping type pain during ovulation. The pain is felt in the lower abdomen, on one side, being the side of the ovary releasing an egg.
Another sign of ovulation is slight bloating. Some may feel slightly bloated in the abdomen around the time of ovulation. This symptom can be caused by increased water retention due to a rise in the hormone estrogen.
Some women experience tenderness in their breasts just before or after ovulation. This is related to the hormones in your body, getting ready for ovulation and the potential of pregnancy.
Nausea or headaches
Some women feel nauseous or have headaches before ovulation, due to being sensitive to hormone changes.
You can have spotting
Some women will have a little bit of spotting in the middle of their cycle, which is caused by a temporary drop in hormones, Dr. Streicher says. This can prompt a little bit of the lining of the uterus to break down before your period, causing spotting.
If you notice that you tend to have a little spotting mid-cycle, don’t panic: It could just be what your body does when you ovulate. However, it doesn’t hurt to flag it for your doctor, just in case.