Trying to conceive a baby often means paying extremely close attention to your body. It's a big task, and it isn't always easy. But knowing what things ovulation feels like can make tracking your fertility easier. It's a simple way to get more in tune with your body.
For many women, the ways your body changes during peak fertility times can include some subtle but noticeable signs. After all, ovulation means an egg is leaving your ovary and moving into the fallopian tube, according to the National Institute of Child Health. It's no wonder this movement of your egg might cause a few noticeable sensations in your body.
And chances are, you also have some anecdotal evidence about these slight but noticeable sensations. For instance, a friend of mine swore she could feel the monthly egg drop occurring each time, and described it as an achey, painful feeling in her belly. (She has three kids now, so I trust her understanding of fertility signs.)
That said, this particular part of the fertility cycle is a different experience for each woman, and it's OK if you have a hard time spotting the signs. Just keep these sensations in mind the next time you're about midway through a cycle, and if you pay close attention, you might notice the next time your egg is on the move.