Understanding the Process of Ovulation

By on October 1, 2012

Ovulation is nothing but the release of a matured egg from the ovary, then it enters into the fallopian tube and then it will be ready for fertilization. During this ovulation period, the uterus lining starts thickening to accommodate for the fertilized egg. In case no conception takes place, the blood and the uterus lining will shed during your next menstrual cycle.

Here are some key facts about ovulation:

  • Process of OvulationAt the time of birth, each woman has millions of eggs in their ovaries which are waiting for ovulation to begin.
  • Ovulation can also be affected by illness, stress or any disturbances in your normal routine.
  • The egg lives for 12-24 hours once released from the ovary.
  • During the ovulation period, only one egg is released every time.
  • During the ovulation period, few women may even experience slight blood spotting.
  • After ovulation, fertilized egg usually takes 6-12 days for implantation.
  • Even if the ovulation has not taken place, a woman can have menstrual period.
  • At the time of ovulation, few women may even experience pain or aches near the ovaries
  • An unfertilized egg disintegrates and then absorbed into the uterine lining.

How to measure the ovulation?

Menstrual cycle is usually calculated from the initial day of your menstrual phase until first day of your next menstrual cycle. On average, this period can range among 28-32 days. Few women may even have menstrual cycles shorted or longer than this period. For a normal woman, ovulation period can be measured from the first day of your last menstrual period or 12-16 days from the subsequent period. Usually, most of the women ovulate between 11th to 21st day of their menstrual cycle, which is called as fertile period. Having sex during this period can make you pregnant. Also this ovulation period may alter for each month, so it is very important to track the cycle. Even you will find ovulation calculator online to exactly know the period.

Also there are two parts of ovulation, such as follicular phase and luteal phase.

Follicular phase: It begins from the very first day of your last menstrual period and it prolongs until ovulation. Follicular phase can greatly differ from one woman to another and it may last from a week to 40 days.

Luteal phase: This period starts from the first day of ovulation and it continues till the next menstrual period. Usually, this phase has exact timeline, which is 12-16 days from starting of the ovulation. This time period may affect by several factors such as illness, stress or any disturbances in your normal routine.

Hits to determine the ovulation period:

  • Also, during the ovulation period, you may notice a change in cervical fluid. It will appear like a wet or slippery substance and you will notice it until the ovulation period is over.
  • Another way to determine the ovulation period is tracking your body temperature. For this, you need to use basal thermometer to track the rise in basal thermometer.
  • Fertility monitors and ovulation kits are also a way to measure the ovulation period.

This exact ovulation tracking can aid a woman to be aware of when the pregnancy can and cannot occur during her monthly cycle.

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