Recognizing ovulation, either with the help of your body’s natural signs (including ovulation pain for some women, cervical mucus, and possible abdominal bloating) or more definite indications like a positive ovulation test, plays an important role in speeding up the conception process. If you have noticed how fatigue coincides with your ovulation, and are wondering whether it is an actual ovulation symptom, you are not alone.

Consulting medical sources, either online or offline “literature” or your doctor about signs that point to ovulation probably will not result in you feeling reassured that fatigue during ovulation is normal. It is a little mentioned symptom of ovulation, and there are no indications that tell us how common it is. Yet, women’s own descriptions of how they feel during ovulation tell a different story. Ovulation and fatigue do, in fact, come together sometimes.

Should you take fatigue during ovulation as just another sign that it is time to do the deed when you are trying to conceive – even if you actually almost feel too tired to even have sex? Or should this worry you in any way? Many women who do have tiredness as an ovulation symptom are totally healthy and fertile, and will soon get pregnant. But tiredness is also a symptom of the reproductive condition endometriosis, where tissues that usually line the uterus grow outside of the womb in places like the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time, you might take fatigue as an additional indication that you should get checked out by a doctor.

Sometimes, ovulation and fatigue coming at the same time is a mere coincidence. It could be due to feeling stressed, being busy, or other normal life factors. Monitoring the situation for a few months will tell women more about whether the fatigue is definitely ovulation-related or not.