Ovulation is the release of an egg or ovum from one of the ovaries in a woman. The released egg then travels through the fallopian tube, where it is fertilized by a sperm cell. Ovulation lasts for a day and occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle, tentatively two weeks before you expect to get your periods. However, the timing of ovulation varies for each woman, and also from month to month. If you want to get pregnant, you need to keep track of when you are ovulating. During the ovulation, you are at the most fertile period and hence, getting pregnant becomes easy. Having intercourse a day or two before the ovulation and on the day of ovulation, increases the chances of you getting pregnant. Also, if you have intercourse three or four times in a week, you are bound to have it around your ovulation period. So, it is easy for you to get pregnant.
When will you ovulate?
Ovulation means a fertile period of one to three days. It normally occurs between day 11 and day 21. Each woman has her own scheduled ovulation period. You have probably yours too. You may have heard that ovulation occurs on day 14 of your menstrual cycle, but this it is not necessarily true. Facts revealed that women don’t ovulate on day 14 with the 28-days menstrual cycle. Less than 10% of women ovulate on day 14 with the 28-days cycle. If your ovulation occurs between day 11 and day 21 then your fertile period can occur somewhere between as early as on day 9 and as late as on day 22. That’s a wide window! This is the reason it is important for you to keep a track on ovulation and fertile signs.
Also, many women who are not able to get pregnant think they are infertile and visit the best Infertility treatment center in Noida to get a cure. But, there is no need to worry about it. Keeping a note on ovulation and fertile signs may just solve the problem.
You may experience various signs and symptoms ‘before you ovulate’. This includes an increased desire to have intercourse, an increase in cervical mucus, ovulation pain, and softening of the cervix. The ovulation pain is not usually that painful, but it is period-like cramps. The signs and symptoms of ‘on the day of ovulation’ includes a decreased desire to have intercourse, a decrease in cervical mucus, and a rise in body basal temperature.
Moreover, the best Infertility treatment center in Noida suggests following an ovulation test kit that works a lot like a pregnancy test kit. In this test, you use your urine to check the presence of a particular hormone and if the test is positive, you are approaching ovulation. This is the time you should have intercourse to get pregnant.
To get pregnant, ovulation is necessary. Without ovulation, there is no egg, and no egg means no pregnancy. So, what can affect ovulation and your chances of getting pregnant?
Factors affecting ovulation
The best Infertility treatment center in Noida gives the following reasons, one of which may be affecting your ovulation process.
Age is one of the prime reasons affecting fertility and viability of a woman to produce eggs. You are born with all the eggs you can ever have at the time of birth. It’s about a million. As you grow older there are only a few eggs reserved in your ovaries. The eggs become genetically abnormal as you grow older and the DNA inside the egg degrade naturally. Therefore, your age can affect the egg count and considerably decreases it to a low amount.
Hormonal Birth Control:
The hormonal birth control such as pills, injections, and rings are known to affect the ovulation process. It uses a synthetic version of progesterone that interrupts the process and prevents pregnancy. If you think you are ready to be pregnant, you still cannot, until the hormonal birth control is out of your bloodstream. It takes maximum two to three months to completely get out of your system.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS):
While the potential cause of PCOS is unknown, it is caused because of the irregular and prolonged menstrual cycles and an increase of the male hormone called androgens. The elevated levels of androgens lead to excess facial and body hair and polycystic ovaries. This means your ovaries have an immature growth of egg follicles (cysts) and fail to release the egg regularly. The cysts are present in the periphery of the ovary and appear in the form of ‘pearl necklace’.
In addition, body weight and inadequate sleep can also affect the ovulation process. According to the Infertility treatment center in Noida, excess body weight disrupts the delicate balance of the hormones that are required to support a healthy menstrual cycle. In the same way, being underweight can also affect your ovulation process. Moreover, to keep yourself away from the health abnormalities, it is important to partner with the best gynecologist. Healthy always ‘delivers’ wealthy results. Think wisely!
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