What is Ovulation Period : How to track Ovulation
Conception is all about getting the right sperm to the right egg in the best place at the right time. The ovulation period is central to the process. Tracking it can be an important part of fertility awareness. How much do you know about ovulation?
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What is the Ovulation period?
Ovulation is the time in a woman’s cycle when an egg is released from the ovary and can be fertilized. Once released, eggs have between 12 and 24 hours to fertilize.
During ovulation, the egg travels from the ovaries’ fallopian tubes to the uterus. If fertilized in that 12 to 24-hour life span, the egg will implant in the uterus wall. If not, it disintegrates and is shed along with the rest of the uterine tissue.
When do you ovulate?
Ovulation typically occurs halfway through a woman’s menstrual period cycle. If a woman’s cycle is 28 days long, 14 days after the start of her period, she will ovulate. So, for instance, if a woman begins her cycle on month 1st, ovulation should occur around 14 of that particular month.
It’s worth noting. However, women have slight variations in their cycles within about 23 – 35 days.
When can I tell I’m in the Ovulation period?
Women may notice lower abdominal discomfort during the ovulation period, right or left. That’s the ovaries preparing to release the egg. The cervix – the opening to the lower uterus – becomes softer, and the mucus becomes clearer, thinner, and more slippery. The vagina may swell and become sensitive, and the sex drive may increase.
Basal body temperature may also fluctuate during the ovulation period. A slight decrease in ovulation may indicate ovulation is about to occur, while a slight increase in temperature may indicate ovulation has just occurred.
Maintaining calendar records may be the most important tool for making the most of ovulation. Women should track cycles consistently for a few months to get a feel for their cycles and symptoms. Various apps and online tools are available free to help track.
Women may also get in touch with their bodies – literally. Knowing how the cervix feels throughout a woman’s cycle and the consistency of vaginal secretions help recognize the signs of ovulation.
Sperm can live in the fallopian tubes for around five days, and eggs only have up to 24 hours to be fertilized after ovulation, so couples have just about a week each month of peak opportunity to conceive. Assuming that in 28 days of the menstrual cycle with ovulation on day 14, the most fertile days of the cycle would be days 11 to 16.
It’s important to remember that conception only occurs about 20 percent of the time. Couples trying to conceive should not be surprised if it takes several months.
However, if you have been making the most of your fertile times for at least six months but have not yet conceived, it may be time to talk to a fertility specialist. We, Ayaansh Hospital, the Best IVF/Infertility Treatment in Bangalore, would be happy to schedule a consultation with you.