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What is ovulation and ovulation period?

Ovulation is the release of an egg (and sometimes more than just one) from the ovary which is pushed down the fallopian tube. This part of the menstrual cycle is the fertile time. It occurs periodically, each month around the 14th day in case of a regular 28-day menstrual cycle. Around this time, the egg is capable of being fertilized for 12 to 48 hours before it begins to disintegrate. Therefore your chances of conceiving are during these few hours the highest. If no conception occurs, the uterine lining together with the unfertilized egg and blood will be shed. This is the time of menstruation. Ovulation does not necessarily have to rotate between ovaries each cycle. The ovulation timing is very complex and you have to take some studying of your body and your cycles to figure it out. You can calculate your ovulation time by using a combination of various methods such as studying cervical fluid, tracking your periods, marking your body temperature, buying an ovulation predictor kit, listening to your body, etc.

Key facts about ovulation

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Ovulation signs - symptoms

It is not difficult to notice the ovulation signs once you know what to watch out for. Some ovulation symptoms can tell you that ovulation is coming and if you would like to get pregnant, it is the right time to have unprotected sex. Other signs can let you know that ovulation has passed. There are many methods how to figure out all the needed information about the stage of ovulation, but we recommend you not to use all of them, just choose two or three which you like the most. If you do not have any signs of menstruation or ovulation you should print out your saved data from your menstrual and ovulation calendar and visit a doctor. This data can help to diagnose your possible pregnancy and / or an actual pregnancy stage.

There can be several ovulation signs also called symptoms but as was written above, you do not need to check all of them. Just pick several which you like most and are comfortable with. The most common ovulation signs are:

Some women can have less common ovulation signs or symptoms such as:

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