What is “OVULATION”?
Planning to be pregnant?! Then it’s time to meet your queen O: OVULATION.
Ovulation is the stage in your menstrual cycle. For most healthy women, it usually happens once a month, a few weeks after menstruation begins. Each woman born with millions of immature eggs; just one or more mature eggs release from your ovary, then moves through the fallopian tube towards the uterus waiting to be fertilized.
What are the” SYMPTOMS” of ovulation?
If you can learn to recognize the typical symptoms of ovulation listed below, it could help you predict when ovulation is likely to occur.
- Changes in your cervical mucus
- Increased body temperature
- An ache in your belly
- Tender breasts
- Feeling more sexy than usual
Changes in your cervical mucus
A definite shift in your cervical mucus when you are fertile and close to ovulating. It becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy. They are affected by the rising levels of the hormone Oestrogen in your body.
This mucus helps the sperm to arrive faster through your uterus. It protects the sperm as it travels towards your fallopian tubes to meet your egg.
Increased body temperature
A slight rise in the essential body temperature – the temperature in the case of rest – for women is estimated about 0.4 to 1.0, and it occurs after ovulation. So the woman should track the temperature of her body to know the time of her ovulation.
An ache in your belly
A few women can feel the appearance of pain in their ovary and go after the days of ovulation. This pains can be a useful guide to when you’re fertile.
Breast and nipple sensitivity can be another sign of ovulation, thanks to the rush of hormones entering your body right before and after ovulation.
Feeling more sexy than usual
The woman feels happy, calm and comfortable during the ovulation period, and feels that she is growing in her sexual desire so that she makes some temptations to attract and provoke her husband in any way to make sexual contact between them. It is natural and unconscious of the woman and is due to her instinct because she is ready to fertilize the mature egg during pregnancy.
Facts about ovulation
There are some facts about ovulation you should know:
- The egg lives from 12 to 24 hours after being released.
- Usually, one egg releases when ovulation occurs.
- The process of ovulation is affected by stress, illness, and daily routine change.
- It is possible for women to get blood during ovulation.
- Incubation of the fertilized egg usually takes six to twelve days after ovulation.
- Each female is born with a specific number of oocytes.
- It is possible that the menstrual cycle occurs without the process of ovulation.
- Ovulation can also happen without the period occurring.
- The lining of the uterus absorbs the unfertilized egg.