What is ovulation?
Ovulation is the name of the process that does happen usually once in every menstrual cycle when hormonal changes do trigger an ovary to release an egg.
Ovulation is acknowledged as the name of the process that does happen usually once in every menstrual cycle when hormonal changes trigger an ovary to release an egg. One can become pregnant in case a sperm fertilizes an egg. Ovulation does usually happen 12 to 16 days before one’s next period starts.
The eggs are contained in one’s ovaries. During the first part of each menstrual cycle, one of the eggs is rather being grown and matured.
As one approaches ovulation, one’s body does produce increasing amounts of a hormone known as estrogen, which causes the lining of one’s uterus to thicken and also help create a sperm friendly environment.
These high estrogen levels do trigger a sudden increase in another hormone referred to as luteinizing hormone (LH). The ‘LH’ surge does cause the release of the mature egg from the ovary – this is known as ovulation.
Ovulation does normally occur 24 to 36 hours after the LH surge, which is why the LH surge is indeed a good predictor of peak fertility treatment in Hyderabad.
The egg can only be fertilized for up to 24 hours after ovulation. In case it is not fertilized the lining of the womb is shed (the egg is lost with it) and one’s period begins. This marks the start of the next menstrual cycle.
It is rather possible to ovulate twice but this usually does happen at about the same time of the cycle. This is how non-identical twins occur, from ovulation of two separate eggs. It does happen more often in women over 35 which is one reason why the older group have more twins (the other is that many IVF clinics that do replace two embryos for older patients whereas those who happen to be under 40 generally have one embryo replaced.
When is one fertile?
On account of the variability in a woman’s menstrual cycles, it can indeed be difficult to know when one’s fertile days are.
While an egg does only survive for up to 24 hours, sperm can also remain active for up to five days. It may also, therefore, be surprising to learn that a couple can conceive through sexual intercourse four to five days before the egg is actually released.
By identifying additional fertile days do provide couples with more flexibility to plan intercourse around their lifestyle and also more opportunities to conceive, which may, in fact, reduce the pressure that couples are in fact trying to also experience when trying to get pregnant.
When is a woman most fertile?
The days during each cycle when one is most fertile and is likely to get pregnant from unprotected sex, happen to be the days of ovulation and the day before – these are in fact the two days of peak fertility.