So many women look at me like I have two heads when I say that I am having mittelschmertz pain. Most people have never heard that term. Some ladies admit they have noticed pain or cramping mid-cycle but didn't know it had a name.
Mittelschmertz (it's German for middle-pain) is just feeling ovulation. Some women feel it and some don't. It's usually one-sided pain (and it changes sides depending on which side ovulates). It can be quite helpful when trying to conceive because you know exactly when you are ovulating. I am ovulating now. At this very moment. From my right side. And it hurts. Sleep, forget it. This pain will last for roughly 6 hours and it is usually too uncomfortable for me to get any rest.
Apparently only 20% of women experience this pain.
Do you get mittelschmertz?