OVULATION

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Ovulation, follicle development

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OVULATION:

OVULATION Dr Angelo Smith M.D WHPL

OVERVIEW:

OVERVIEW What does the term ovulation signify? What is the importance? When does it happen? How can one know that she is ovulating? What are the ovulation days? How can a non-medical follow them if she is looking for conceiving? What factors have a key role in ovulation?

To ovulate …:

To ovulate … Release of egg / ovum from the ovary. Significance Ovulation is process to produce female egg which can combine with a sperm to make a baby.  It is the most important phenomenon in getting pregnant. A woman must ovulate in order to have a child. 

Ovulation - Importance :

Ovulation - Importance Ovulation  is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized. Approximately every month an egg will mature within one of the ovaries.

When does ovulation happen?:

When does ovulation happen?

How to know one is ovulating?:

How to know one is ovulating?

Ovulation days are …:

Ovulation days are …

Keeping track of ovulation:

Keeping track of ovulation Check the calendar Ovulation most often occurs halfway through your menstrual cycle — the average cycle lasts 28 days, counting from the first day of one period (day one) to the first day of the next period.  Ovulation Predictor kit

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Listen to your body In 20 percent of women, your body informs you when it's ovulating, in the form of a twinge of pain or a series of cramps in your lower abdominal area (usually localized to one side — the side you're ovulating from). Called   mittelschmerz   — German for "middle pain" — this monthly reminder of fertility is thought to be the result of the maturation or release of an egg from an ovary. 

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Get to know your cervix As your body senses the hormone shifts that indicate an egg is about to be released from the ovary, it begins to ready itself for the incoming hordes of sperm and give the egg its best chance of getting fertilized. 

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During the beginning of a cycle, your cervix — is low, hard, and closed. But as ovulation approaches, it pulls back up, softens a bit, and opens just a little, to let the sperm through on their way to their target. Check your cervix daily, using one or two fingers, and keep a chart of your observations. 

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The other cervical sign you can watch for is the appearance, increase in quantity, and change in consistency of cervical mucus

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Chart your temperature

Factors controlling Ovulation:

Factors controlling Ovulation

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