Ovulation is an important part of the menstrual cycle, ovulation takes place when the egg is released from your ovary. When the egg releases it is fertilized by sperm the egg travels to the uterus and implants to develop into a pregnancy but when it is not fertilized the egg disintegrates and the uterine lining is shed during your period.

If you don’t want to get pregnant then also you must learn when you ovulate as it is beneficial to know when ovulation takes place as a woman is most fertile duringthis time and is more likely to conceive.

How to know when you are ovulating

Learning when you are ovulating can help you plan for the intercourse  at the right time and increase the chances of conceiving, keep a track of your menstrual cycle on a chart, in a diary, on a calendar or on free period tracker app on your smart phone but exactly when do you ovulate, the process of ovulation  begins around 14- 28 days of menstrual cycle, generally ovulation overs in the four days before or four days after your cycle’s midpoint however everyone’s 28 day cycle calendar may not be same and it can vary.

The process begins withyou body’s release of follicle stimulating hormone typically between days 6 and 14 of your menstrual cycle. This hormone helps the egg inside your ovary to mature inpreparation to release the egg, once the egg is mature the busty releases a surge of Luteinizing Hormone triggering the egg release, ovulation may happen in the 28 to 36 hours after the LH surge.

The six days leading up to and including ovulation make up to your‘Fertile Window’ so this is the time when you are highly fertile and planning a sexual intercourse with your partner for two to three days throughout your cyclewill give you the best chance of conceiving.

Signs of ovulation

·         Bloating

·         Breast tenderness

·         Light spotting

·         Slight pain or cramping in your side

·         Vaginal discharge appears clearer thinner and stretches like raw egg whites.

·         Rise and fall in basal body temperature

·         Luteinizing hormone levels rises

·         Cervical mucus changes

·         Cervix softens and opens up.

·         Your sex drive may increase

·         Your vulva or vagina may appear swollen.

You can also try ovulation predictor kit to know When Do You Ovulate if you don’t want to mess around and confused with tracking and calculating dates you can use ovulation predictor kit which identifies the date of ovulation 12 to 24hours in advance by looking at levels of Luteinizing Hormone.

If you are planning to get pregnant then stay calm and keep your mind and body stress free. Patience and persistence goes hand in hand when you are trying to conceive as you may fail even after several attempts and there is no guaranteethat that you will conceive definitely if you are ovulating. You just need to keep trying with all trust, love and faith in each other.


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