If you are trying to get pregnant, you should keep eyes on your ovulation process. The first step to getting pregnant is to make sure the egg and sperm are able to get together. Your body generally releases one egg every month in a process known as ovulation. It should be fertilized soon after. To increase your chances, you should know when you're ovulating. There are many ways you can find if the time is right.
If your menstrual cycle lasts 28 days and your period occurs on time, it's possible that you'll ovulate on the 14th day. That's middle of your cycle. Your fertile window starts on the 10th day. You're expected to get pregnant if you have sex at least every other day between days 10 and 14 of a 28-day cycle.
Your hormone levels change all through your menstrual cycle. In the first half, your ovaries give off the hormone estrogen. When your estrogen levels reach high enough, your ovary releases an egg. Now, your body begins to make progesterone hormone. It increases your body temperature to a certain extent. Check your temperature every day prior to you get out of bed. This reading is your basal body temperature. Your hormone levels also change the texture of your cervical mucus, the sticky liquid coming from your cervix. When your body gets ready to ovulate, your discharge is more, and it becomes more stretchy and slippery. The consistency helps sperm swim in your body.
You can find these kits from your chemist shop. It gives you a more accurate idea of when you can get your fertile window. They test your urine to measure your levels of luteinizing hormone, which raises in the 24 to 36 hours ahead of you ovulate.
The kits have enough test strips to let you check your LH levels several times during your menstrual cycle.
It's likely to feel yourself ovulate, but lots of women don't notice it. You may notice a minor pain in your side about the middle of your menstrual cycle.
Several women don't ovulate on a set schedule. If you can't figure out when it occurs or if your menstrual cycle is irregular, you can ask your doctor for help.