Ovulation Symptoms

Signs of Ovulation; 1, 2 and  3: Sign 1: Mittelschmerz as a sign of ovulation Mittelschmerz is one of the common symptoms of ovulation but not a good sign. It is generally associated with small cysts on the ovaries. Mittelschmerz is also a post ovulation sign which is helpful if you want to know if you are ovulating but not if you are trying to conceive and looking for signs of ovulation for preconception. Mittlelschmerz gets it name from the pain, a twangy kind of pain in the middle of the cycle. While it is associated with ovulation it is an “after thought” to ovulation. The word mittelschmerz is German and has it roots from “mid-cycle pain”. Many may have felt this pain but never known what it was and actually some find comfort understanding the reason for this twinge at ovulation time. Sign 2: Basal Body Temperature as a sign of ovulation Another sign of ovulation and even pre-ovulation is found in monitoring basal body temperature. Basically, you roll over in the morning, turn off the alarm and reach for the thermometer. By lying still for the next couple minutes (until the electronic thermometer beep sounds) you can track changes in the cycle by this “base line” temperature. Thus, it gets it name basal body temperature. Two key things play in the role of monitoring impending ovulation when taking basal body temperature: The first sign that ovulation is possible is that temperatures “should” be lower in the beginning of the cycle. This part is known as the follicular stage.The follicular stage is named that because it is when...

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal diseases affecting reproductive-aged women. Unfortunately, it is also the most under-diagnosed. Causes of Ovarian Cysts: Hormonal imbalance Hypothyroidism Dietary factors Genetic predispostion Cigarette smoking Psycological / emotional / sociological influences What symptoms may occur: Abdominal fullness or heaviness Pressure on the rectum or bladder Pelvic pain during intercourse Nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness A pelvic exam or ultrasound can determine the presence of cysts or polycystic ovaries. Alternative medicine therapies: Acupuncture Castor oil packs Dietary changes Herbal medicine Homeopathy Natural progesterone therapy (see shutdown/cleansing section Nutritional supplements Sitz baths Linked pages to help you overcome PCOS are coming soon. Thank you for your patience. This page is currently under construction. Share and...