Whether you are ready or not yet ready to be pregnant, you should still be aware of your ovulation cycle. This is because the cycle has a lot of things to do with achieving pregnancy.
Ovulation is commonly called as the fertile time of women. It has been defined as the most suitable time in a month to be pregnant. In this process, a mature egg is released from the ovary. During ovulation, the uterus lining is thickened in preparation for the coming of a fertilized egg.
On the other hand, if these eggs are not fertilized and there is a shedding in the uterine wall, ovulation will not occur; and, in contrast menstruation will take place, and in turn, a woman will not be able to get pregnant.
After knowing and understanding how the process of ovulation happens, I am quite sure you are also interested to familiarize yourself with some basic should-know facts about ovulation. Here they are:
Do you know that?
The normal life of an egg is from 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary.
During every ovulation, only one egg is released.
One common characteristic of woman who is under the ovulation period is light blood spotting.
Some of the side effects of ovulation to women are unexplainable stress and illness.
It normally takes 6-12 days after ovulation, for a fertilized egg to be implanted in the uterus.
Occurrence of ovulation is still possible despite the non-occurrence of the menstrual period, and vice versa.
Mittelschmerz can be experienced by women during ovulation period. This is characterized by a slight pain near the ovaries. It also refers to middle pain in German.
It is also important to track your ovulation period. It normally starts from the first day of your menstrual cycle until the first day of your next period. Your ovulation period is approximately 28-32 days; however, this varies for every woman.
Ovulation has two phases:
1. The first phase is referred to as follicular phase- it starts from the first day of the last menstrual period until ovulation.
2. The second phase is the luteal period- it starts from ovulation until the start of the next period.
There are also various means to track your ovulation period. These are as follows:
One is through being aware of your fertility.
Another is through using ovulation kits and fertility monitors.