Ovulation Information - Tips On How To Get Pregnant

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    Ovulation Information

    We here at Shop In Private occasionally like to hear the patter of little feet. If any of our friends wish to acquire a little bundle of joy, here is some information that may help.
    By knowing when ovulation occurs, you can increase the likelihood of conception and pregnancy.

    Menstruation occurs when an egg is not fertilized. The unfertilized egg dissolves in the body, and then the uterine lining is shed. When a woman ovulates, the body is releasing a mature, unfertilized egg. In most women, this occurs around day 14 of the menstrual cycle. When an egg is released, it moves into the fallopian tube, waiting to be fertilized. When an egg is fertilized then it moves into the uterus. During this time (days 1-13) The body is producing Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH). Follicles are the structures inside the ovaries that produce eggs.
    Ah, but how does a woman know when she is ovulating? For maximum results, a woman needs to determine when she is ovulating. On day 14, the luteinizing hormone (LH) is released. This propels the egg into the uterus for fertilization. It is important to remember that an egg is only able to be fertilized for 24-48 hours. (On the other hand, sperm can live up to 72 hours). Pregnancy is more likely within 36 hours of the LH surge. To make this a little bit clearer, we have a little chart of the fertility cycle.

    Days in the cycle What is occurring Indications
    1-5 The onset of menstruation The uterus sheds the lining and the unfertilized egg
    5-13 Follicle stimulating hormones are being produced The endometrium (uterine lining) thickens in preparation
    13-15 The egg is released into the fallopian tube awaiting fertilization This is when ovulation occurs
    15-28 If the egg is not fertilized, there is a drop in hormone levels The whole process starts all over again

    Now, if a woman is trying to get pregnant, the trick is to catch the egg around day 14 of the cycle. There are many ways to determine ovulation. Also, too, keep in mind that every woman's cycle is different. We use the 28 day cycle because that is the average. However, normal cycles can vary from 23 days to 35 days. There are several ways to determine ovulation.

    1. Basal Body Temperature It is believed that most women experience a slight jump in the body temperature just after ovulation. A woman needs to measure her body temperature every morning, before arising, and keep a record of body temperature for every day. After a few cycles a pattern should emerge. The drawback is that the record must be meticulously kept, and a women has to remember that she cannot get out of bed until she takes her temperature for the day.

    2. Physical changes. For many women, they can determine ovulation by being observant of any changes in the body. One change is that cervical mucus is thinner (for ease of sperm movement), clearer and stickier. Another indication of ovulation is pain when the egg is released from the follicle in the ovary. This is called mittelschmerz, and is sometimes accompanied by spotting or mild bleeding.

    3. Ovulation Test Kits These kits are simple to use. When a woman wants to know when she is ovulating, she simply holds a test strip under a stream of urine. The strip will change color indicating if the luteinizing hormone has increased. These kits are up to 98% accurate.

    We hope that you find these facts helpful. However, if pregnancy is not desired at this time, it is always better to use some form of birth control, and not rely on the ovulation schedule. Remember, even though the egg only lives from 24-48 hours, sperm lives for 72 hours. Of course, if there are concerns regarding infertility, please consult your doctor.

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