Many women asssume they ovulate on the 14th day of their menstrual cycle; this would have been true if they have a 28 day mentrual cycle, yet less than a quarter of all women have a 28 day menstrual cycle. A few others are aware of signs and symptoms of ovulation but for most, these signs remain a myth. This is because unlike in many other animal species, humans do not demonstrate a “heat period” in which obvious external signs and behavioural changes can alert the males that a female is going through a period of heightened fertility and is ready to mate. However, less subtle signs and symptoms of ovulation exist in almost all women, with which a woman may be able to pin point her ovulation period accurately. Since ovulation is a prerequisite for pregnancy in every woman desirous of fertility, we will be discussing the various signs and symptoms of ovulation and how best to recognize them.
CLASSIFICATION OF SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVULATION
For ease of understanding, we will like to divide the various signs and symptoms of ovulation into:
PRIMARY SIGNS OF OVULATION
These are common and specific signs of ovulation experienced by most women who ovulate and menstruate regulalry.
SECONDARY SIGNS OF OVULATION
These are signs of ovulation which are not commonly experienced by most women who ovulate regularly or which are less specific to ovulation.
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