What Is Ovulation?
Ovulation is said to occur when an egg is released from the follicles in the ovary
Virtually all women in the world pass through periods of ovulation,
Each woman is born with an average of 2 million eggs
From the moment of birth, the eggs start to die off…
and by the time the woman reaches puberty at about age 12… she is left with about 400,000 eggs on average.
The process of Ovulation normally starts at puberty and takes place on a monthly basis for most women.
Ovulation involves a lot of physical processes in women and it is therefore very important for you to understand what ovulation is;
to understand the process of ovulation, the symptoms of ovulation and how ovulation will affect your ability to get pregnant,
especially if you are trying to get pregnant or want to get pregnant quickly;
Ovulation is said to occur when an egg is released from the follicles in the ovary; the egg released usually remains fertile within 24 hours .
Your ovulation should normally start some days after your menstrual cycle and the process is aided by reproductive hormones.
There are two hormones in your body that facilitate the release of egg from the ovary,
these are referred to as follicle stimulating hormones, and the luteinizing hormones.
These hormones are released from the Pituitary glands.
Though, egg production normally occurs in a 28 days cycle, but on the average,
the egg is released on the 14th day of the cycle which coincides with the most fertile season of a woman.
Any sexual intercourse within these fertile days or cycle has a higher tendency to result in pregnancy.
The released egg from the ovary makes its way along the fallopian tube in the hope that it will be fertilised by fertile sperm.
The released egg only has about 24 hours to get fertilised as it passes through the fallopian tubes.
If the egg is not fertilized within 24 hours of its release from the ovary it will rupture and disentegrate.
If fertile sperm meets the egg in the fallopian tubes before the end of the 24 hour period, the egg will most likely be fertilized shortly before entering the uterus
The egg enters is believed to enter at the widest portion of the uterus which is referred to as “ampulla”.
The hormonal changes that occur during ovulation may result in some pains and bleeding shortly after the ovulation cycle completes.
Here’s a brief clip on the ovulation process.
How Can You Recognise If You Are Ovulating ?
There are some symptoms that you should notice which will suggest that ovulation has occurred.
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