How do you know when you’re ovulating and how long does it last.

So many opportunities to get pregnant in 2020 and 2021. We’ve had stay at mandates, valentines and winter storms that have kept us in the house with our loved one with sometimes nothing to do. We know the saying “and idle mind is the devils workshop” but let’s change that because trying to bring a precious little bundle of joy into the world is not bad, but you want to know when your ovulating so you get it right. Let’s take a look at what others say.

What is ovulation?

Ovulation is the release of a mature egg from one of the ovaries, which happens every month. A woman is most fertile around the time of ovulation.

When do you ovulate?

Ovulation usually occurs halfway through your menstrual cycle, or around day 14 of the average 28-day cycle counting from the first day of one period to the first day of the next.

But as with everything pregnancy-related, there’s a wide range of normal here since cycles can last anywhere from 23 to 35 days, and even your own cycle and time of ovulation may vary slightly from month to month.

How long does ovulation last?

An egg can be fertilitzed for between 12 and 24 hours after ovulation. The specific length of time that it takes for the egg to be released by the ovary and picked up by the fallopian tube is variable but occurs 12 to 24 hours after a surge of the hormone LH as described below.

Interested in knowing more? Visit https://www.whattoexpect.com/getting-pregnant/fertility/five-ways-to-tell-you-are-ovulating.aspx

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