Ovulation… I’m So Confused!!
Are you floating by month to month wondering if you are pregnant? I for one have been in your shoes and this has led me on a journey to find a solution to confusing ovulation problem. Having children is a beautiful moment in one’s life but when a person conceives during a troublesome time that joy can turn to grief. There are so many scientific articles out there confuse people who are trying to find answers to the ovulation cycle.
I have taken the time to study my own body and have had success in the past 7 months after having a baby using the contraceptive method of withdrawal in conjunction with charting bodily changes. We all know that we don’t always want to use a condom with the husband because that intimate level of passion is affected. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel the “goods!” You just have to know your body and be able to recognize when you are ovulating. Trust me; I have 4 girls ages 5, 4, 2, and 7 months. The last thing I want to do at this time is get pregnant considering that I am trying to find that six-pack underneath all this baby pack.
Follow the signs below and you too can be worry free and still have steamy hot sex without being concerned with becoming pregnant.
6 signs that you should abstain from sexual intercourse due to ovulation:
1) A thick, white discharge from the vaginal area. Wearing a pantie liner everyday can help you to tell when you are having a discharge (not to mention keeping the undies clean). Pantie liners can catch the discharge which is visible. The white discharge is very prominent after a bowel movement as well. Due to the enormous amount of pressure increase in the vaginal area during a bowel movement, the white discharge is able to be seen more clearly. You will notice lots of white discharge on your tissue paper while cleansing your vaginal area and rectum. This has been more of a precise measure for observation of vaginal discharge. Be sure to chart your observations on a daily basis. We are all human and what we characterize as easy to remember can prove to be the hardest to remember over time.
2) An overwhelming craving for salty, crunchy, and sweet snacks. This includes potato chips, ice-cream, or whatever floats your boat. You will find that you don’t want any “real foods” such as salads, fruits, and vegetables because of the intense cravings for the junk food. The cravings usually subside once your cycle has begun.
3) Facial breakouts. Due to the elevated levels of hormones in the body this causes breakouts when normally the skin would be clear and vibrant. the break-outs can range from small pimples to very painfully large pimples. Just try not to pick at them and leave blemishes.
4) A piercing feeling or pain in the lower abdomen. This may occur in the right ovary or both ovaries. The piercing feeling is a sign that your egg is about to rupture in the next 2 to 3 days which is a peak time for ovulation. The pain may be more noticeable during exercise or while lying on your back. Another way to check for the lower abdomen pain will be to place two fingers on your lower abdomen and apply slight pressure. If you feel an achy pain then you can be sure that your body is preparing itself for the ovulation cycle. Chart the pain in a journal each month and this will give you a better sense of when to expect your ovulation cycle to occur.
5) A nauseating feeling. You may feel like you need to vomit and this can be mistaken as a sign of pregnancy. The nauseating feeling will normally occur after waking up in the morning and even after eating a meal. Drinking lots of water after a meal can also produce this same feeling.
6) Abdominal Bloating. This is the one area that makes lots of women feel like they have gained 3 to 5 pounds. That is called water gain. Your body is preparing itself for the hormonal changes and the beer belly is a result of such. Don’t get discouraged if you are partaking in a weight loss journey. You will get that flat stomach back as soon as your body has cleansed itself of the lining that could have sustained a pregnancy. Try to set aside a cute pair of clothes to wear during this bloating phase or else you may not like the appearance that you see.
The above signs need to be documented every month in order to become accustomed to knowing your body and ovulation cycle. Don’t rely on pricey ovulation gadgets or doctors to tell you about your own body. No one knows your body better than you do. Take the time to know yourself and you will be glad that you did.