The common signs of ovulation in most women include changes in cervical fluid, changes in basal body temperature and changes in cervical position or firmness, states the American Pregnancy Association. The signs and times of ovulation vary with each woman.
A change in the appearance of cervical fluid is an indicator that ovulation is close or taking place. Most women experience a slight drop in body temperature as they get closer to ovulation followed by an upsurge immediately after ovulation, notes the American Pregnancy Association. Other signs of ovulation are secondary and inconsistent and include light spotting, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating and an increased sex drive. Women may also experience pain on either side of the pelvis and an increased sense of smell, taste and sight.