Your time of ovulation is one of the most important things to
understand because ovulation is a key factor in getting
Many women who've spent months trying to conceive have succeeded
once they've pinpointed when they ovulate. So read on, get to know
the magical inner workings of your body, and good luck from all of
us here at Huggies!
First of all, only you can tell when you're ovulating - provided
you know the ovulation symptoms to look for during your menstrual
cycle. So here we'll tell you the symptoms of ovulation, explain the
mysteries of ovulation pain and
Knowing your time of ovulation helps boost your chances of
conceiving a baby, because to get pregnant you should have sex
during the period spanning one to two days before ovulation to
about 24 hours after ovulation. The reason being that sperm can
live up to 3 days but your egg survives for just 12 - 24 hours
Contrary to popular myth, many women don't ovulate on the 14th
day of their cycle. Time of ovulation varies from woman to woman,
and from month to month. If you have a 28 to 32 day menstrual
cycle, ovulation can occur between days 11 through to 21.
Ovulation is the fertile time of your menstrual cycle. It's when
a mature egg (sometimes there's more than one) is released from
your ovary, swept down the fallopian tube, and is available to be
fertilised by a sperm. Which ovary releases the egg is anyone's
guess - they don't necessarily take turns.
Here are some interesting facts about ovulation:
You'll be amazed by the signs and signals your body gives out
during your cycle. Some you probably noticed already but you may
not have realised they were symptoms of ovulation. Find out what to
look for in the way of ovulation symptoms - including a
rise in body temperature and, for some women, an increase in sexual
Is that little ache in your lower abdomen a bout of indigestion
or a sign that a ripe egg has just burst forth and is now on the
hunt for a sperm? Some women experience ovulation pain near their ovaries every
month or just occasionally. Find out if you're one of them.
Ovulation tests from the
chemist are a great way to pinpoint the days in your cycle when
you're ovulating. These tests can be a really good option as they
are generally pretty accurate.
Two things can happen after
ovulation: either the egg is fertilised and you're in the very
early stages of pregnancy, or conception didn't take place this
cycle and the unfertilised egg will be absorbed into the uterine
lining and shed in your next menstrual period. Find out how you can
tell the difference and what it the different outcomes will mean
for your body.
It can be very helpful for women to know when they are likely to
ovulate. As a means of building more awareness of how their body
works or as a tool to help maximize the chances of conceiving.
If you're planning to get pregnant, one thing that will really
help you is having a good understanding of the ovulation cycle.
If you're planning to get pregnant, it's time to start
identifying the ovulation day in your cycle. Your chances of
getting pregnant are much higher if you make sure that you have sex
in the days leading up to that critical ovulation day, so
identifying that particular moment is pretty important.
One of the most significant indicators of the time of ovulation
during your usual cycle is the ovulation temperature.
Ovulation prediction kits are now widely available and
reasonably inexpensive, so they have become popular with many women
planning to fall pregnant.
Around one in five women experience a noticeable pain every
month at the time of ovulation - and about half of all women are
thought to have experienced ovulation pain at least once.
Once you start paying attention to your body, it's amazing how
many hints it delivers about the various stages in your cycle - and
ovulation symptoms are often quite noticeable and easy to detect
once you know what to look for.
There are a number of ovulation tests which will give you a good
indication of whether or not you have ovulated, and if you have -
when this is likely to have occurred.
So you're pretty sure you've ovulated, and you did your best to
get pregnant - what now?