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ovulation pain or??

By Anonymous February 12, 2011 - 8:29am
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Hi my situation is this.... Trying for a baby with my husband my period ended 5 days ago and started having unprotected sex right away, from working out through a ovulation predictor online it guesses I shouldn't ovulate for another few days, yet I'm feeling pulling and tugging sensations on my left side low down just across from my hip, am I ovulating early my cycles last from 28 to 31 days my last one being at 31.
Thankyou in advance

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Most women who do have sensations while they ovulate do not describe it as "pulling" or "tugging", but rather a quick, sharp pain and then it subsides.

Many of us have been in your shoes...trying to conceive, and it is easy to over-analyze every tug, pull, twinge, cramp and ache, and wonder if it means we are ovulating, experiencing implantation, pregnant or if a period is coming. All of these different sensations may or may not be felt by a particular woman; most of them are not.

The most common sign that women experience when they know they are pregnant: absence of a menstrual period. Other than that, if you are wanting more information about your body, there are tracking methods you can use. However, please use these with emotional caution, as the best way to over-analyze symptoms is to use tracking methods if you are already feeling frustrated and drained from ttc.

Online tracking methods just use very basic averages that women ovulate during the middle of their cycle, and leaves you second-guessing if you are ovulating "early". The best thing to do: have unprotected sex often, regardless if you think you are ovulating "early", "on-time" or "late". If you do feel that you should track your body, many women are able to learn more about their bodies and check their basal temperature every morning and track their cervical mucus.

February 13, 2011 - 8:59pm
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