Our Bodies and Ovulation.
Ovulation is that time period when an egg is released from one of the ovaries and then travels down the Fallopian tube, through the uterus and, if not fertilized, is expelled naturally. After the egg enters the Fallopian tube it is available for fertilization for about 48 hours as it moves along its path.
The Ovulation Cycle begins with an increase in LH, or Luteinizing Hormone, which triggers the release of the mature egg from the ovary. Other hormones tell the uterus to prepare for and to be on the lookout for a fertilized egg to attach itself. If this does not occur, then about 2 weeks later the uterus proceeds to shed the enriched lining in what we call the monthly period, or menstruation. A different group of hormones then tell the uterus to prepare itself again. When the new lining is ready the cycle begins again.
Everybody’s cycle is unique. While this might help you, you might be one of those people with a unique cycle.
For many girls and women the ovulation and menstruation cycles are regular, in harmony, and fairly predictable. But for many people either the ovulation or the menstruation cycle or both are irregular. A woman may have one period shortly after another, and then not have another for 6 weeks, and so on.
Ovulation cycles can also be irregular, or occur unusually earlier or later than expected. Some women ovulate while they are menstruating, and some women only ovulate a few times per year.
If a woman has irregular ovulation cycles and is having trouble getting pregnant, it just might be that she keeps missing having sexual intercourse at the right time. If she’s been trying for a while she might even think she is infertile.
Trying to get pregnant is a bit challenging even when everything is regular. But when you have unusual things to deal with, like irregular cycles, getting pregnant might seem impossible.
How about letting Genesis help you find YOUR personal cycle?