When you are planning to get pregnant, it is crucial to know about the ovulation cycle. If your period is regular it is easy to track when you are ovulating. Ovulation usually occurs about 14 days before your next period. In the case of irregular periods, it may differ from one or two days. You can easily calculate the timing based on your period or can look for physical signs of ovulation. Watery vaginal secretions and pain on one side of the pelvis are two common signs of ovulation. Several apps are also available that can help to track the ovulation cycle based on your last periods. Another way to detect if you are ovulating is by keeping a track of the basal body temperature. Women have to measure temperature first thing in the morning and then look for any fluctuation in it. A slight increase in body temperature can be a sign of ovulation.