There are many methods that assist in getting pregnant, and figuring out how to tell if you're ovulating plays an important part. For anyone who fell asleep in Biology class, the American Pregnancy Association notes that ovulation is the process where one of your ovaries release an egg, which is then pushed down your fallopian tube and eventually fertilized by sperm. If not fertilized, the egg will simply dissolve. If the egg is fertilized with a sperm, it will then move into the uterus, and implant into the uterine wall, beginning a pregnancy. Ovulation generally occurs fourteen days after the beginning of your period, and the window for optimal baby making is a short one. Although sperm can live up to six days inside your body,your egg is only viable for 12 hours after its release, giving those swimmers very little time to do their job.
Because of this, you want to maximize the chances of getting pregnant by timing sex to match up with ovulation. In order to do that, you have to know when you’re ovulating. Being aware of your ovulation cycle not only to assists in your effort to conceive, but also to understand your own hormonal, emotional and physical cycles.Having sex during ovulation doesn’t guarantee a baby, but it definitely ups your odds.
So if you’re looking to add a little one to the mix and want to improve the odds, it’s important to learn the signs of ovulation. Here, five signs that your body may be ready to make a baby.