“When am I ovulating?” is the question to ask if you want to get pregnant! There are fertility signs in your ovulation symptoms – they help you identify the best time of month to get pregnant. These ovulation symptoms can be an alternative to ovulation predictor kits (which can get expensive).
“Your menstrual cycle can basically be divided into three phases: the pre-ovulatory infertile phase, the fertile phase, and the post-ovulatory infertile phase,” write the doctors in Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era. “You can determine which of the phases you are in by observing the three primary fertility signs: waking temperature, cervical fluid, and cervical position.”
Watching for your natural symptoms of ovulation can help you get pregnant because they reveal the most fertile time of the month. Yes, you can get pregnant at other times during your cycle (we all know women who have!), but your chances of pregnancy are increased if you focus on certain times of the month.
This article has been updated, and re-published as How to Know If You’re Ovulating – 3 Signs of Fertility.