How Long Does Ovulation Last?
Asking yourself ‘how long does ovulation last?’
Here is the comprehensive answer that will prove helpful to you.I will present a simple answer to this question as well as a more important concept behind this question which is what many women will want to know.
The Time Length Of Ovulation
Is it important to know how long it takes for the wall of the ovary to rupture so that the egg can be released? Certainly not here! Ovulation is an instantaneous process. It is the release of the ovum and this occurs almost suddenly, completed probably in minutes. This duration however is not practically useful to you. However, see below for an important concept behind this question.
The Lifespan Of The Human Egg
I noted that most women who asked me this question to know how long ovulation lasts really want to know about one thing but somehow are asking for another. There is an important fact behind this question.The more important question with an important practical effect is ‘how long does the egg stay alive after it is released?’. This is about the lifespan of the ovum.
Once released, the egg stays viable for 12 to 24 hours during which it must be fertilized for conception to occur. However, sperms remain viable for up to 3 days when deposited in the female genital tract. That means you must not have sex on the ovulation date to become pregnant. Intercourse 1 to 3 days before ovulation may result in fertilization from sperms that stay alive in the female tract.
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