Ovulation takes place when a matured egg is released from the ovary, moves to the fallopian tube and is ready for fertilization. Understanding the ovulation process is one of the most important things a woman should do for her own body. It can help a woman to either become pregnant or to prevent pregnancy.
To understand the ovulation process, a woman should understand her menstrual cycle. Ovulation can be calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) or by calculating 12-16 days from the next expected period. Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 to Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP. This is referred to as the fertile time of a woman's cycle, because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy.
The ovulation cycle can be divided into three parts:
[Read: Signs of Ovulation in Women]
Ovulation is a phenomenon which happens in a cyclic manner in a woman’s life. It usually varies from woman to woman. By knowing about one’s ovulation cycle one can predict the chances of pregnancy.
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