By Susan Reznik
Awww! Spring is finally around the corner. (And hopefully stays there now.) Prime time for the Easter Bunny. Maybe in the next few days he will bring along your ovulation in addition to chocolate and colored eggs.
The time of ovulation is considered the summer of our menstrual cycle according to the four seasons theory. The estrogen balance is highest during this time and gives us a lot of energy. This is the phase of the menstrual cycle when many menstruators feel their most confident, brave, and attractive. This can be the perfect time for you to start new things and negotiate.
In fact, ovulation, despite its definition as the prime of our cycle, can also have unpleasant side effects. Because the high estrogen level also has its downsides. For example, some women experience nausea around ovulation because the increased hormone levels can affect the vomiting center in the brain. The breasts are sometimes already tense at the time of ovulation and swell due to water retention. You may have felt a pulling, stabbing or cramping pain in the right or left lower abdomen right around the time of ovulation. These are due to ruptured follicles in the ovary. It's possible that the fluid that bursts can irritate the peritoneum and cause pain. But this is not a cause for concern, even if it feels uncomfortable. This pain is called “middle pain”. The name comes from the fact that the time around ovulation is the middle of the menstrual cycle. If you like it more eloquent, you can also call this phenomenon “intermenstrual pain” or “ovulation pain”.
What you can use to observe whether you are about to ovulate is, of course, your discharge. This changes around ovulation from whitish, slightly yellowish and creamy to a transparent, slightly jelly-like consistency, almost like egg white.
Epitome of life
Exciting this ovulation. Not only is the phase around ovulation our fertile days and therefore the epitome of life per se, but ovulation is also a bit like life: with many positive aspects, but also some unpleasant sides. Cheers to our ovulation!