Ovulation Pressure - How to get rid of it
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If you experience uncomfortable pressure and/or pain in the lower abdomen mid-cycle it might be ovulation pain, or mittelschmerz, and you’re not alone.
Many women experience pressure and/or pain with ovulation. In fact, back before Sauvage Wellness when my cycles were super jacked up I had ovulation pressure so intense that I would have to curl up in bed. Woof.
Some pressure with ovulation is normal, however ovulation pressure that is intense, painful, and makes you want to hide in bed is not normal.
So how did I ditch ovulation pain in my own cycle?
#1. First I learned how to track my cycle using fertility awareness rules so that I could confirm that the pain & pressure was indeed associated with ovulation and not something more serious.
If you think you might be experience ovulation pressure, you’ll want to learn how to track cervical fluid and basal body temperature and apply the rules of the sympto-thermal double check method that I teach here at Sauvage Wellness so that you can confirm ovulation and make sure that the pressure you feel aligns with your ovulatory window.
If the pressure and pain is not associated with ovulation, it is definitely something that you want to discuss with your doctor.
#2. Use natural anti-inflammatory and pain relief supplements to ease ovulation pressure in the moment.
Once you’ve confirmed that the pressure is associated with ovulation, you’ll likely want something that eases that pressure. I found that a combination of turmeric and CBD supplementation works wonders. I’ll often take a high-quality turmeric supplement like this one and use a topical CBD muscle rub like this one for spot treatment when ovulation pressure flairs up.
#3. Support ovulation
Ideally, we want to create cycles where ovulation pressure is only slightly noticeable, if at all. To do that, we need to support ovulation. The better we ovulate, the better we feel before, during, and after ovulation. Curious about simple food-based ways to support ovulation? Here’s a great post to dive into!
Curious about working with me to learn how to track your cycle and have better menstrual cycles? You can learn all about working with me here.
IMPORTANT - Please consult your doctor about any new or unusual pain and/or pressure in your menstrual cycle - even if you think it may be ovulation pressure.
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