Ovulation

A healthy body is one that ovulates each cycle.  There are signals your body provides to help you understand whether you indeed ovulated.  Not only that, but there are tests you can do either at a doctor's office or at home to validate ovulation.

How do I know I ovulated?

Your temperature (BBT) goes up after ovulation because it has detected an increase in progesterone. Additionally, you will have an LH (luteinizing hormone) surge, which you can test via urine test strips.  Lastly, just prior to ovulation, your cervical fluid will become egg-with consistency.

NOTE:  Egg white cervical fluid is caused by a surge in estrogen, which can happen even if you don't ovulate. An LH surge can also give you a false positive.  Thus, if you have an underlying condition like PCOS, the only way to know for sure that you ovulated is via a thermal rise in your BBT and mid-luteal phase progesterone test over 10 ng/mL.

Check out our podcast about confirming ovulation.

Are you Ovulating?
Resources to help answer that questions.
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An at-home PdG, or  progesterone metabolite, test to confirm ovulation, a completely innovative and novel diagnostic process for measuring PdG at home
Visit your doctor and inquire about testing your progesterone levels at approximately day 21 of your menstrual cycle.
Use reproductive health tracking apps to monitor your basal body temperature (BBT), cervical fluid and cervix position.
 

Up Next:  Luteal Phase

Sources:  Healthline, Mayo Clinic, Lara Briden, ND, author of The Period ManualYinova Center & Owner Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAC, author of Making BabiesToni Weschler's Taking Charge of your Fertility
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