What is Ovulation?
Every female has different ovulation and menstrual cycles from another female. Ovulation is a stage when your eggs are ready to get fertilized. As soon as they are fertilized, a female gets pregnant. A female is fertile at the maximum level just 2 – 3 days before ovulation. Knowing your day of ovulation, you can set the time of intercourse to increase the chances of conceiving a child.
Surprising factors about ovulation:
- Uterine lining thickens in order to get ready for the egg cell that will connect to the uterine walls. A egg is removed from ovary and moves down towards fallopian tubes to the uterus to interact with sperms in case they are present there.
- If egg is not fertilized, it is dissolved then the thickened uterine lining is removed through period.
- A female is born with about two million immature eggs present in her ovaries that remain throughout her life and among of which only 300 – 500 become mature.
- Intake of birth control pills obstructs ovulations. The hormones present in these pills prevent the release of eggs from ovary so sperms do not get eggs to fertilize.
- An egg’s age is only 4 to 12 hours after it is released from ovary.
- Ovulation occurs about 11th to 14th days of a female’s period so around two weeks before her period starts.
How to track ovulation
- The best way to track your ovulation is to count back. Track the patterns of your body temperature and mucus discharge for one or two cycles. After a few days of ovulation, your basal body temperature increases.
- Some females also experience mild pains in the abdomen when the time to ovulate is near.
- The best method is to test your hormone levels by using ovulation prediction kit.