That’s right, because - you’re ovulating! You’re at the most fertile stage and there’s a high chance of you conceiving this week if you try.
What You Need To Do
Keep an ovulation calculator as a reminder to help you hit the bull’s eye!
Agreed, you’re excited. But, don’t make this moment mechanical by constantly badgering your partner about your ovulation details. Instead, try to go with the flow and keep it as natural as possible.
At the end of week two, following the end of your menstrual cycle, the body gears up for ovulation to take place. Now the released egg is ready to be fertilized with the surviving sperms. The fertilization happens within the 24 hours window of ovulation.
Finally, you have conceived. Here’s one more surprise- the moment fertilization occurs, your baby’s gender will be determined.
Your body produces crazy amounts of progesterone that prepares your uterus.
Your body also secretes follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to mature the eggs for fertilization.
Your uterus lining (which nourishes the baby) starts to develop. Even with all these busy activities, you won’t feel discomfort, not like how a new mum feels at a later stage of pregnancy.
Due to ovulation, you may feel
A series of cramps in your lower abdomen or backache on one side.
Increase in basal body temperature
On your ovulation day, you may notice an increase in your basal body temperature. It usually stays elevated till your next cycle.
A change in texture, colour, or consistency of your vaginal discharge.You may feel that your cervix is more wet, soft, and open.
While there isn’t a baby growing yet, your body is getting ready to nurture one. So,