Understanding Ovulation

Confused about what ovulation is? And, why or how you should track it? Read on.

Ovulation occurs during the female monthly cycle when elevated hormones trigger an ovary to release a mature egg in preparation for pregnancy. The average woman is at her most fertile in the ovulation phase. The process ovulation generally takes place from 13 to 20 days before the next period. Each month, an increased production of the hormone estrogen in the body thickens the uterus lining. It also leads to a surge in the luteinizing hormone (LH), which in turn causes ovulation, that is, the release of a mature egg from the ovary, 24-36 hours later. Typically, one egg is released per menstrual cycle of 28-32 days. If the egg isn’t fertilized within 24 hours, it’s discarded by the body during the next period.

Use our Ovulation Calculator to know the days when you may be ovulating.

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