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Ovulation is an opportune time during your menstrual cycle for conception. Learn the signs for when it will be most likely for you to get pregnant.See Transcript

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Transcript:5 Signs of Ovulation

Hi! I am Dr. Alyssa Dweck.  I am a board certified OB-GYN here in New York.  I’m here for About.com today to talk to you about 5 signs of ovulation. 

What is Ovulation?

Ovulation is a time of your menstrual cycle, typically during the midcycle when you ovulate or an egg is released.  This time is really important because this is the most likely time during your cycle when you can get pregnant.

What are Five Signs?

First, many women will experience an increased amount of vaginal lubrication.  This is very helpful during intercourse to prevent dryness and increase lubrication. 

Many women will also notice an increase in their sex drive or libido.  They may find themselves more attracted to their partner or more attractive to their partner.

A third sign of ovulation is an increased in the basal body temperature.  This is easy to take daily each morning before getting out of bed and typically, a woman will notice a slight rise in her temperature during the ovulation.

A fourth sign of ovulation is an LH surge.  LH is a chemical that can be detected in your urine via an over-the-counter ovulation predictor kit.

A fifth sign of ovulation is a softening of the cervix. 

Examining Your Cervix

A woman can examine her own cervix by gently placing a clean finger or two in the vagina and feeling for somewhat of a hard know at the back of the vagina.  The cervix becomes softer during ovulation and this will be noticeable during an exam. 

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