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signs of ovulation

(10 Posts)
belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 15:20:01

What are the signs of ovulation please? I vaguely have an idea.

digitalgirl Tue 04-Sep-07 15:24:37

EWCM, increased libido, some women get a mild cramp on one side. There's also a temp change but I'm not sure what that is.

belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 15:26:08

thanks digitalgirl. What's EWCM?

belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 15:26:31

and I get the cramp over quite a few days, what does that mean?

belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 15:57:12


digitalgirl Tue 04-Sep-07 15:58:37

smile egg white cervical mucus. if you google cervical mucus there are loads of different sites describing it. supposed to be clear, thin, very stretchy (like raw egg whites) - and actually nourises the sperm so they can survive for up to 5 days while they go egg hunting.

I'm not sure about cramps myself as i'm on first cycle of ttc #1, and have had cramps for about three weeks now. it's only supposed to last a day, we're all different! wink

belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 16:00:37

thank you. EWCM - Is that also just one day or over a few days?

digitalgirl Tue 04-Sep-07 16:04:08

again, i think everyone's different, some get it for one or two days leading up to ov. you should get the most on the actual day. i've heard some women drink grapefruit juice from cd1 up to ovulation to try and improve it's quality. i've also heard that drinking plenty of water throughout the day ensures you get lots of it too.

belgo Tue 04-Sep-07 16:05:51

thanks. I don't like grapefruit juicesmile.

digitalgirl Tue 04-Sep-07 16:23:18

lol me neither. dh loves it tho, but don't think it works that way smile

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