Mittelschmerz

Actually, a small proportion of women can detect their ovulation, being sensitive to mittelschmerz, literally “middle pain,” a twinge of abdominal discomfort felt when the egg is released from the ovary.

via Concealed Ovulation, Part 3: A Role for Consciousnes? – Brainstorm – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I feel that. It’s almost like the little twinges and cramps I get when my period is going to start. I didn’t know there was a word for it.

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