How can you tell when you're ovulating?

The second half of a woman's hormone cycle begins at ovulation. There are several easy methods you can use to figure out when you've ovulated:

Use a basal thermometer. Take your temperature before getting out of bed in the morning. When your temperature rises .5 to 1 degree, it indicates that you’re ovulating. ($10.99, Drugstore.com)

Use a fertility detector microscope. These handy lipstick-sized mini-microscopes measure the amount of salt in your saliva. When your salt peaks, so does your estrogen, which means it's Day 13 in your cycle, or the day before you ovulate. (Ovulation Scope, use the coupon code 2828 to get it for the discounted price of $19.95, OvulationScope.com)

Check vaginal secretions. When your secretions are thin and watery, you're at or near ovulation.

Feel for a cramp.
About 25% of women feel a cramp-like pain when they ovulate and may see a spot or two of blood in their discharge, which is normal.


  

 

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