Ovulation is a important process of the menstrual cycle by virtue of its close relationship with the conception date.
The days you are likely to be ovulating are obviously the most important with regards to pregnancy because they are the fertile days of your cycle. When I educate women on fertility issues related to the cycle, questions about these days of the cycle feature amongst the most frequently asked.
In this web page, I will discuss how you can identify the fertile period of the cycle and some important basics facts about the days you are ovulating.
It is the process by which the mature follicle within the ovary ruptures and releases the ovum( or egg) during the menstrual cycle.
The release of the egg requires an intricate interaction of hormones, especially Luteinizing hormone(LH). About 30h before the egg is released, there is an abrupt rise in the amount of LH in blood which appears also in urine and therefore could be used to identify the time you are ovulating.
This is the time shortly before or after the egg is released. These are the fertile days of the menstrual cycle. The follicular phase comes before the release of the egg and the luteal phase comes after.
No one ever ask to be taught how to identify the menstrual phase because it does not require a doctor. Your two eyes will suffice to see. However, the day you ovulate is not so obvious. There are techniques that have been developed to help women identify these fertile days.
There are basically 3 methods you can use
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