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What Does Ovulation Mean?

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Ovulation refers to the reproductive cycle of a woman. Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilised. The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for a fertilised egg. If no conception occurs, the uterine lining as well as blood will be shed. The shedding of an unfertilised egg and the uterine wall is the time of menstruation. A woman's monthly cycle is measured from the first day of her menstrual period until the first day of her next period. On average, a woman's cycle normally is between 28-32 days but some women may have much shorter cycles or much longer ones.
The first part of the ovulation cycle is called the follicular phase. This phase starts the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) and continues until ovulation. This first half of the cycle can differ greatly for each woman lasting anywhere from seven days until 40 days. The second half of the cycle is called the luteal phase and is from the day of ovulation until the next period begins. Theluteal phase has a more precise timeline and usually is only 12-16 days from the day of ovulation. This ultimately means that the day of ovulation will determine how long your cycle is. This also means that outside factors like stress, illness and disruption of normal routine can throw off your ovulation which then results in changing the time your period will come. So the old thought that stress can affect your period is only partly true. Stress can affect your ovulation which ultimately determines when your period will come but stress around the time of an expected period will not make it late as it was already determined when it would come 12-16 days earlier.
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Ovulation is the most fertile time for a women to conceive. It is when the egg is released. This typically happens approx half way through the cycle but does vary from women to women and different cycle lengths. Tracking of ovulation is very helpful when trying to conceive as it is the most likely time that the egg will get fertilised. Once ovulation has been detected the three days before,day of and up to the day after ovulation is the best time to conceive. Typical signs of ovulation are...... Increase in cervical fluid ,cramps,increase of sexual desire,body basal temp changes,changes in cervical position, and breast tenderness.
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Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary into the falopian tube, this happens on average 14days after the first day of your period. This is when you are fertile and able to become pregnant.
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Actually, that is a myth. Truth: This myth got started, it is not an accurate way to calculate ovulation, because many women do NOT ovulate on the 14th day of their cycle.
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Ovulation is the release of one or several mature eggs from the ovarian follicle and it is the period of your menstrual cycle, when chances of becoming pregnant are greatest (fertile time). Although, a woman's body produces many ova (eggs) only the largest swept into the Fallopian tube. The egg that is released is now capable of fertilization only for the next 12 to 24 hours after which it disintegrates.
For the ovum to get fertilized, it is necessary that it get fertilized between a very short time frame of about two days before ovulation to around 24 hours after. The reason behind this is that although, a sperm can live for about two or three days, an egg cannot survive for more than 24 hours. An unfertilized egg is passed along with menstrual bleeding.

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Can you help me my last period was on the 17 th dec 09 next one was the 8 th jan 2010 and that was only two days of spotting last bit was brown then few days later getting white discharge from down below can you help me I looked at a ovulating chart saying ovulating now time
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My ovulate date falls on the 20th of feb 2010 but I had sex on the 17th&19th so you think I can still get pregnant?even if I didn't have sex on my ovulate date which is the 20th?
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Ovulation is a process in the female body during which egg is released from the ovary and comes in the fallopian tube. Process of ovulation starts immediately after the periods when follicles inside ovaries start to respond to the circulating levels of a hormone called follicle stimulating hormone. Few of the follicles of ovaries start to grow in response to this hormone and one reaches maximum size. This follicles than burst and egg is released.

For release of egg from follicle, another hormone is necessary called Luteinizing hormone. When luteinizing hormone comes, Follicle stimulating hormone is reduced. Under the influence of luteinizing hormone and normal levels of another hormone called prolactin, egg is released from the ovary and comes in the Fallopian tube. This release of egg is called ovulation.
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aileeny answered
When a mature egg or ovum leaves the ovary and travels into the fallopian tube.
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Hi, my first day of my last period was either on tuesday the 2nd of march or wednesday the 3rd of march. I have all the signs of early pregnancy. Very sore breasts and very sensitivle nipples, abdominal pains and some cramping white discharge and a bit of bloating. I never have ANY of these symptoms when I am due. I took a home pregnancy test last night but it came back negative. Could I still be pregnant? If so when is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?
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Ovulation means that your ovary releases an egg that can be fertilized. So, you can get pregnant if you have sex around ovulation time. To see when your fertile periods are, you can use an online ovulation calculator.

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Shezan Shaikh answered
The process of menstrual cycle in which a mature ovarian follicle ruptures and discharges an ovum is known as ovulation. This ovum is also known as oocyte, female gamete or simply known as the egg, this ovum participates in the reproduction. The process of ovulation also occurs in various other animals, it is known as estrous cycle. In animals there are different ways of a menstrual cycle.

The process of ovulation or ovulation is under the control of the hypothalamus that is located in the brain, it is also controlled by the hormones released or secreted in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. The phase of ovulation spans the entire period of hormonal elevation that is located in the menstrual cycle.

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