Sensations and emotions
Ovulation prediction kits
Your temperature will start to rise just before, during or just after your egg is released. The temperature rise is usually about 0.2 to 0.4 o Celsius (or 0.4 to 0.8 o Fahrenheit) and usually stays elevated until just before your next period begins (about 10 to 14 days after ovulation). If your temperature does not stay up for at least 10 days, you may not have ovulated. If your temperature continues to stay up past the time your period is due (14 to 16 days), you are probably pregnant.
It is possible to conceive a baby if you have sex within 12 to 24 hours of ovulation. However, because ovulation usually happens between 4 pm and 7 pm the evening before the next morning's temperature rise, you will need to have sex that morning, (if you haven't already the night before) but even then it may be too late. It is more likely if the sperm are already present in the fallopian tubes before the egg is released, therefore before you notice a temperature rise.
Vaginal mucus can be very clear, slippery and wet just prior to (and during) ovulation. There is usually more of it and it can closely resemble egg white, looking stretchy and see through or perhaps slightly cloudy. Some women have a small pinkish or blood-stained tinge in their mucus at ovulation (from releasing an egg).
Many women describe their fertile mucus as looking like egg white. Typical fertile mucus is very stretchy. If you put some fertile mucus between your fingers and then move your fingers slowly apart, you may be able to stretch it up to 5 to 10 centimetres (or 1 to 2 inches).
Image 65-08 shows how fertile mucus can be stretched between the fingers, resembling egg white.