About Female Ovulation Cycle

Do you know that female ovulation cycle helps in better understanding about fertility and in achieving conception? Many times women who are trying to get pregnant are not very well aware about ovulation and resultantly fail to conceive.

The female ovulation cycle varies from one woman to another. Moreover each woman does experience variations throughout her cycle.

Ovacue Predicting Ovulation
Ovacue Predicting Ovulation (Photo credit: Selbe B)

How does female ovulation cycle works?

During each ovulation, a matured egg is released from ovary. Remember that it is little difficult to exactly calculate the ovulation because it occurs 12-16 days before your next period arrives. Thus it is always unsure that when you really ovulated until you have your period. Therefore it can be said that it is little difficult to exactly predict your conception based on ovulation alone.

Keep in mind that woman does not ovulate at the same time every month, but definitely have a unique ovulation pattern. The average length of menstrual cycle is 28 days while most of the women have cycle lasting anywhere between 25-35 days. When you bleed properly, it is considered as the first day of your periods. But if you have spotting, do not count spotting as a part of your menstrual cycle.

Ovulation is said to occur on day 14, but it is not true! Mostly women ovulate anywhere between 8-22 days. This not only depends upon the length of cycle but also on the length of luteal phase which further depends upon balance between progesterone and estrogen levels in body. You would be surprised to read that delicate balance between these hormones triggers ovulation to occur each month.

Female ovulation and conception

When follicle releases egg in ovary, it gets collected in fallopian tube. If fertilization does not occur, egg remains alive for 24 hours. After that, it disintegrates and released during menstruation.

But when fertilization occurs, a new life will develop in the next nine months. The fertilized egg implants itself into uterus lining and produces human chorionic gonadotropin pregnancy hormone which is vital for the survival of new developing embryo.  Thus it can be concluded that the female ovulation cycle has just one aim: pregnancy!

Female Ovulation Cycle and Ovulation Signs

Do you know that there are number of women who can easily tell that when they are about to ovulate because they go through clear ovulation signs. Some of these signs are:

  • Slight pain in lower abdomen
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Increased vaginal discharge from vagina