Signs Of Ovulation
4 Accurate Signs Of Hyperovulation
When ovulation usually happens, your ovaries release one mature egg which can travel away from your ovary where it hopes it will become fertilized by your partner’s sperm, implant into your womb and grow into a beautiful baby.
However, there are times when more than one egg is released during the ovulatory cycle.
This is known as hyperovulation.
You might release multiple eggs from one ovary, or multiple eggs from both ovaries, depending on your body. Usually this happens within the same 24-hours, although it can also happen several days apart.
If you hyperovulate, you are highly likely to fall pregnant with non-identical twins, triplets or possibly even more. So clearly, it’s quite important to notice if this is really happening in your body.
However, many people claim that there simply aren’t any signs of hyperovulation or that if there are, they’re just too difficult to spot.
But this is entirely misguided.
Provided that you’re aware of the natural rhythms of your ovulatory cycle, and you understand just what to expect at certain times of the month, you absolutely can notice the tell-tale signs of hyperovulation and find out if twins could be on the horizon.
Sign #1: Your Family History
Your family history is often the best indicator of what is happening with your menstrual cycle, and especially your ovulatory patterns.
When they say that ‘twins run in the family’ they are absolutely right. Scientists have identified that there is a specific gene responsible for ovulation patterns so if your mother carried the specific variation of this gene that caused hyperovulation. it’s likely that you do too.
If there are non-identical twins in your mother’s side of the family, you are highly like to hyperovulate from time to time and fall pregnant with twins yourself!
This is the strongest evidence you can have for hyperovulation, so ask your family if you suspect this might be true for you.
Sign #2: The Position Of Your Cervix
When you ovulate, the position and shape of your cervix changes and becomes high, open and wet as well as very soft in order to accept sperm and (hopefully) conceive a child. This usually happens just once in a cycle and reaches its peak at ovulation.
However, when you hyperovulate, you might notice that this occurs twice, around two to three days apart.
It’s usually a good idea to check the position of your cervix through the month and note any changes that you feel. Not only does this really help you to ‘tune in’ to the wonderful working of your body, but you will also learn exactly what happens for you when you ovulate.
It’s really easy to do this, provided you feel comfortable with your own body. Simply insert one or two fingers clean fingers to check your cervix, and note your findings.
Sign #3: Your Cervical Discharge
One of the most accurate signs of multiple ovulation is the fertile discharge that your cervix produces. Your cervix always produces this ‘mucus’ which changes according to where exactly you are in your cycle: during ovulation it becomes stickier and looks more like egg-white.
If you are hyperovulating, you are likely to notice two days of fertile mucus occurring around two to three days apart instead of just one. You will also notice an increase in the quantity of mucus produced.
If you are serious about monitoring your ovulatory cycle and fertility, it will pay to get familiar with what is normal for you. So don’t be afraid of taking a look at your discharge- there’s nothing disgusting or horrible about it.
Sign #4: Increased Discomfort
You might notice that around the time of ovulation, you experience a distinctive pain or twinge, known as ‘mittelschmerz’. You’ll feel this quite low down on your stomach and towards one side, in the area where one of your ovaries lie.
However, if you hyperovulate, this is likely to feel even more uncomfortable than usual and could also happen on both sides of your stomach.
You might also feel noticeably more bloated, sick or tired than you usually do at this time of the month, your breasts might feel extremely tender and you might also experience more spotting than normal.
This is happening due to the massive amounts of hormones that are now circulating in your body.
Hyperovulation is a genetic blessing in disguise which allows you to experience the wonders of multiple pregnancies.
So if there are multiple non-identical twins in your family, you experience greater discomfort during ovulation and you notice that your cervix and cervical discharge is different to your normal experience, it might be time to start shopping for double strollers!