(Closed) Do most women know when they're ovulating?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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coffeeandtv:  I don’t know per se but I can generally guess about when it is by looking at the calendar, checking my cervical fluid and sometimes checking my cervical position. If I use an OPK it is more accurate.

The best days for conception are the day before ovulation and two days before. The sperm need to already be there waiting for the egg. Having sex up to five days before ovulation can result in pregnancy, so most people try to have sex as many days as possible (or some do every other day) leading up to ovulation, then an extra couple of days just in case. If you see EWCM, get on it!

Post # 4
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Cramping and EWCM should point you in the right direction..i temped and it turned out that the cramping started wayy earlier than actual ovulation which with temping is confirmed with 3 temp rises. I plan on temping again next time as it worked wonderfully for my not so regular cycle. 

Post # 5
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes I do. I usually cramp and then have white, creamy discharge.

Post # 6
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I sometimes have cramps and my breasts get really sore.  Not TTC or anything, but my doctor confirmed that’s when I’m ovulating.

Post # 7
7951 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m extremely regular and always have been able to tell. I’m sure that helped when I conceived both my girls on the first try. Knowing when you’re ovulating is pretty important- not good to be trying on the wrong days!

Post # 8
3308 posts
Sugar bee

I notice I feel REALLY nauseus around the time I ovulate!

Post # 9
5843 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I cramp like clockwork the day I ovulate

Post # 10
119 posts
Blushing bee

Order the book “Taking charge of your fertility.” It will tell you all you need to know about identifying your ovulation days. Worth the money. 

Post # 12
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’ve had mittleschmerz (side pain adjacent to an ovary) since I started my cycle. I have always known when I ovulated. 

Post # 13
208 posts
Helper bee

Oh man, I go crazy when I’m ovulating. Not only is my libido through the roof, but I get weirdly obsessed with love stories. I watch cheesy rom coms, read awful chick lit, etc etc. I really don’t feel like myself for a couple of days. I call the pill my happy pills because they keep me normal!

Post # 14
380 posts
Helper bee

I also get ewcm and days of cramping with my ovulation. I was actually just doing some research trying to figure out exactly how cramping lined up with ovulation, and I found this site explaining that there are different stages of ovulation pain, which I found pretty interesting:


Also, I could never figure out how to feel the cervix either, but I didn’t really try that hard since temping and mucus seemed to be pretty clear indicators.

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Post # 15
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m going to be an outlier here and say that Ive never had a clue when I am ovulating. Ever. I wasn’t super regular in high school and then between birth control, two pregnancies and and breastfeeding, I haven’t had a regular cycle since I was 19.

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