When Does Ovulation Occur?
“When does ovulation take place?” is a question millions of women ask each year. In fact, only about 30% of today’s women know when or how their reproductive systems work. With that many ladies not understanding their bodies, it is not surprising that becoming pregnant is difficult for some.
When you know your body and how it works, it becomes easier to time your sexual encounters so they are more fruitful. Unless you’re just wanting to make love for the fun of it, timing is always of the essence. As far as ovulation is concerned, each woman is different. However, the female reproductive system works the same way regardless of when the start or finish take place.
What Is Ovulation?
Ovulation is the natural process of the female reproductive system. It marks the release of unfertilized eggs into the fallopian tube. Once the egg reaches that point, it travels to the uterus where it either gets fertilized or it doesn’t. Ovulation occurs at a different time of the month for every woman, but it is always at the same time in the cycle.
When Does Ovulation Occur?
Ovulation usually takes place around the halfway point of a woman’s cycle. In other words, ovulation happens about 14 days after the first day of your period, or about 14 days before the start of your next one. While the exact time of ovulation is not ever known, and can vary from cycle to cycle, tracking it is possible if you monitor your periods closely.
How Will You Know When You’re Ovulating?
Did you know that the process of ovulation is what’s most commonly responsible for the menstrual symptoms you experience? Ovulating is the main focus of the reproductive system, and periods only signify the end of a long, complicated cycle. Ovulation carried with it many side effects, including but not limited to the following:
• Slight pain in the lower abdomen
• Pelvic tenderness
• Breast pain or tenderness
• Small rise in the body’s basal temperature
• Heightened senses such as taste, touch, sight, and smell
• Increase in vaginal discharge
If you experience any of these symptoms and you are between periods, chances are you are ovulating and need to have sex quickly to get pregnant.
Does Ovulation Ever Stop?
Most women ovulate every single month throughout their reproductive years. This includes the time from when they start their periods until the time they reach menopause. In addition, women will not ovulate (usually) during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
What Are The Signs Of Ovulation?
Having a baby – or at least becoming pregnant – is a complicated process that modern science still does not fully understand. What is understood, however, is the fact that ovulation is the key component to successful conception. Understanding the process of ovulation and knowing when it occurs can spell the difference between becoming pregnant and never feeling the joy of motherhood.
What is Ovulation?
Ovulation is a natural process wherein your ovaries release unfertilized ovum (or eggs) into the fallopian tubes. Once there, the eggs continue their journey by traveling to the uterus, where there either are or aren’t met by willing sperm. If you have sex during or right after ovulation, your chances of becoming pregnant increase dramatically.
What Are the Typical Signs of Ovulation?
So how do you know if your body is ovulating with the expectation of potential pregnancy? Luckily, there are numerous signs that will tell you the truth. Knowing how your body functions and monitoring symptoms is a terrific way to conceive with ease. Keep your eyes open for the following signs:
• Changes in cervical mucus (amount, texture, color, etc.)
• Heightened senses such as smell and taste
• Increased sex drive
• Tenderness or soreness of the breasts
• Lower abdominal pain
• Mild pelvic tenderness
• Light spotting
• Vaginal discharge
Of course, all women are different so watch for more signs than the ones listed above. If you are still uncertain about the cycles of your body, try calendaring your periods so you can monitor the spaces in between. Ovulation typically occurs about 15 days before your menstrual cycle, so stay alert and try extra hard to conceive during those times.
How to Use Your Ovulation Cycle to Get Pregnant Faster
Unfortunately, only about 30% of American women said that they knew about their body’s natural reproductive cycle – at least in terms of when and how it all works. Did you know that you have a window of fertility that is only 6 days long each month? That means you need to educate yourself about your body before the clock stops ticking.
The average egg that is released during ovulation can only live for about 24 hours, but sperm can live for up to 5 days. Do the math and you will see how tracking ovulation and planning conception around it can result in a more successful attempt. Since pregnancy is a blessing, you will probably have to do some work for it.
How Long Does Ovulation Last?
Women of childbearing age, have a monthly occurrence called ovulation. Generally, ovulation occurs on the 14th day of a normal 28-day menstrual cycle. During ovulation, one of a woman’s ovaries releases an egg. It travels from the ovary, to the fallopian tube, and then to the uterus. The release of the egg is not something that just happens spontaneously. There are several factors that happen before the actual ovulation happens.
The follicles in one of the ovaries begins to mature sometime between the 6th and 14th days of a woman’s cycle. During the 10th and 14th days, an egg develops from one of the follicles. On the 14th day, that egg is released.
Many women do not actively keep track of their cycles or ovulation. There is not anything wrong with this but, if a woman is trying to conceive, keeping track of ovulation is crucial. Knowing about your ovulation can also help prevent conception if you are not trying to get pregnant. A woman should know when it begins and how long it lasts.
Normally, a woman releases one egg. However, some women release more than one egg within 24 hours of each other. After ovulation occurs, the egg is ready to be fertilized by the sperm. Successful fertilization results in conception.
A normal ovulation cycle will last for about 24 hours each month. After being released from the ovary, the egg will die within 12 to 24 hours if it has not been fertilized. If fertilization has not occurred, the egg and uterine lining is shed. This is what results in a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Although ovulation only lasts for one day out of the month, it is still possible to get pregnant outside of this 24-hour period because sperm can live in a woman’s body for up to 5 days. This results in a 6 days’ window that allows conception to happen; the five days prior to ovulation and the day of.
As previously mentioned, it is important for a woman to track ovulation and her menstrual cycle if she is trying to conceive. It is important to know the signs to looks for that indicate ovulation. In the day of modern technology, there are many apps that can also help you track your ovulation and menstrual cycles with ease. There are also over the counter testing options to help you know for certain if you are ovulating.