Do you feel it when you ovulate? (POLL)

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you feel it (or otherwise "know") when you ovulate?
    Yes : (40 votes)
    51 %
    No : (26 votes)
    33 %
    I didn't know this was a thing : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    gingerkitten:  For me, I have worse symptoms when I ovulate, than when I have my period.  Mild cramps, bloating, a headache, and (TMI), I have light – very -light spotting a time or two when I use the bathroom (every single month).  My doctor states it can be very normal, and since everything is ‘healthy’ (cause the spotting freaked me out when it started two years ago), then it can just be a sign of high fertility, and active ovulation.  

    FWIW, I am not on any hormonal BC, and am early 30’s.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    yeah i get way worse cramps when i ovulate than when i menstrate. its quite painful

    Post # 4
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I get very mild cramps when I ovulate. I’m on BC now and I’m hoping I’ll still be able to feel when I ovulate when I come off the pill and start TTC

    Post # 5
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    481 posts
    Helper bee

    I didn’t know this was a thing! I’ve been on the pill for years, though. Even before that, I still don’t remember feeling anything. I’ve been underweight my entire life, though, so maybe that has something to do with it?

    Post # 6
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I can sometimes tell with other symptoms but I have rarely if ever felt a twinge that I knew for sure was ovulation itself.

    What I do notice is increased sex drive, better mood, increased CM (sometimes sometimes EWCM), and I feel like I just look better then than at any other time during the month. I always thought is was a coincidence but read somewhere recently that our faces do actually get “prettier” during our fertile time. I guess it’s that our most feminine feautures get exaggerated or something? I just know that I feel & look best at that time of the month. Biology & evolution at work I guess!

    Post # 7
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I always have – from what I understand, only about 1 in 5 women feel ovulation (also known as “mittelschmertz” or middle pain).  It’s not just a momentary twinge for me.  It’s building painful cramps that are localized on the side of my abdomen from which I’m ovulating (so I don’t just feel it, I also know which ovary is releasing an egg).  These cramps will last anywhere from a few-12 hours or so (when they’re intense; I actually also have milder cramps on that side for a day or two beforehand, then they get intense on my actual ovulation day).  

    I’m pregnant now, but during the year I was charting before TTC, I always suspected my ovulation was coming in a few days when I started getting localized cramps, then they would get intense for a day and I would be able to confirm my ovulation the next day through a temp spike.

    Post # 8
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    sugarpea:  Unless you’re on some different kind of pill I’ve never heard of, you shouldn’t be ovulating on the pill.  That’s how the pill (both the combo pill and the mini-pill/progesterone-only pill) prevents pregnancy – it suppresses ovulation.

    Post # 9
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    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    some months i get a cramp for a couple hours, some months i dont. So sometimes i can, sometimes i cant. Maybe once side causes the pain and the other doesnt? who the hell knows. 

    SexyCatLady:  sugarpea:  you shouldn’t be ovulating on the pill, so you shouldn’t experience cramps.

    Post # 11
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    SadieBee:  Swizzle:  I’m aware of how the pill works :/ I should have been clearer. I meant that before I started taking the pill I could feel when I ovulated. I can’t feel it now, because obviously I’m not ovulating. I’m hoping that when I stop taking the pill, that awareness will return. My cramps were often focused on a specific side as well, so I could tell which ovary was releasing an egg.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    sugarpea:  Gotcha!  The way it was worded, it sounded like you were still feeling it, and I was a little worried for you (like, “ummm, maybe you should get that checked out”).  I was the same – I remember always feeling it before going on the pill (which I was on for about 10 years), then I picked right back up feeling it when I came off hormonal BC.

    Post # 13
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    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The pain I feel when ovulating feels very different than other cramps. It’s sharper and localized to a small area on the side of my stomach, about where an ovary would be. It usually lasts about a day. I also have other symptoms around the same time (like EWCM) and have always had very regular cycles.

    Post # 14
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    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    sugarpea:  gurrrl when you are TTC thats gonna help alot. 

    Post # 15
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    SadieBee:  I makes me relieved to hear that it picked up for you once you stopped the pill! It gives me hope that it’ll happen for me (:

    Swizzle:  I really really hope so aha!

    About two years ago, I started getting extremely bad cramps on the first day of my period (like I’ve fainted from my cramps before!) and that’s why I went on the pill. I definitely want to get pregnant as soon as possible once I’m off the pill so that I don’t have to go through too many months with those horrible cramps 😉 aha

     

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