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What is ovulation?
Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released form a woman’s ovary and pushed down the fallopian tube. Once it reaches the end of the tube, the egg can be fertilized by sperm. Women who have a healthy and regular menstrual cycle will ovulate every month. Women are most fertile during ovulation therefore is the best time to have unprotected sex if you want to get pregnant.
When Does Ovulation Occur?
It can be difficult to predict when ovulation will occur, but for most women, it occurs 12-16 days after the first day of the last period. The average menstrual cycle is 28-32 days, so ovulation usually occurs at the midpoint of a woman’s cycle. That being said, the timing of ovulation can vary from one cycle to the next and from one women to another.
What Are the Signs of Ovulation?
Some common signs of ovulation can include:
1.A white, sticky fluid/vaginal discharge also known as cervical mucus.
2.Slight pain on one side of the abdomen AKA at the ovaries.
3.Increased sexual intercourse drive ( increased libido).
5.Slight increase in body temperature (note: this change can only be detected by a basal body thermometer, you need to measure your temperature every day in the morning and keep the track of that, when the temperature rises 1 or 2 degrees you are more likely to be fertile that day).
6.Bloating in the abdominal area.
7.Heightened sense of vision, taste or smell.
How Long Does Ovulation Last?
Once the egg is released down the fallopian tube, it will only live for 12-24 hours. However, sperm can live 3-5 days inside of a woman’s body. While ovulation may technically only last about a day, a woman’s most fertile time can last 5-7 days depending on how long your cycle is.
For increasing your odds for having a Boy!
If you’re hoping to have a boy, you need to know that male sperm tend to be faster swimmers, reaching the egg more quickly than female sperm. To increase your chances of a boy, mark your ovulation calendar as the 24 hours before ovulation and the 12 hours after ovulation as your optimum ovulation schedule for a baby boy.
For increasing your odds for having a Girl!
To increase your odds for having a girl, you need to give female sperm a little more time to hook up with the egg. On your ovulation calendar plan for three to four days before ovulation to try to conceive a baby girl.