The World of Pregnancy

When Does Ovulation Occur?

The fertile period of a woman represents the interval of time within a month when she has the highest chances to remain pregnant.

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When Does Ovulation Occur?

Ovulation is the detachment of an egg from the ovary and takes place in most cases in the 14th day of menstruation. However, the exact period can be different from one woman to another and from one month to another. Having knowledge about when is the period of your ovulation is extremely useful when planning a pregnancy within a family.

The monthly fertile period is when a woman can remain pregnant if she has unprotected sex. The most suggestive way of understanding how this works is the below chart because it explains very well which is the monthly fertile period calculated based on a cycle of 28 days.

Signs of Ovulation

From the most common symptoms of ovulation we mention:

  • Abdominal cramps: For some women, ovulation also triggers some mild abdominal pains.
  • Changes of vaginal discharges: Before ovulation, you`ll notice how your discharges become more fluid and transparent. These discharges are rather similar to the white part of a raw egg. After ovulation, you may experience cloudy white discharges, more consistent, or they may even disappear.
  • Changes in your body temperature: One of the signs of ovulation could be that the body temperature can be higher. You can use a thermometer to see which is the temperature of your body; you should do this every morning before getting out of bed. Note down the results in a notebook or smartphone and see when there`s a pattern in which you can find out which are the days when your temperature is higher. That`s your most fertile period of time.
  • An ovulation kit: This kit is the most accessible tool of reading ovulation symptoms. It will analyze your urine to find the wave of hormones that can usually be found during ovulation. You`ll soon know when it`s the perfect period for conceiving a child.

How Long Does Ovulation Last?

There aren`t much to say about how long does ovulation last because the elimination of the egg from the follicle always happens within 24 hours. The released egg is seized by one of the fallopian tubes. Here, in case of unprotected sex, the egg can be fertilized by a sperm. The result of fertilization is an egg which a few days later will become an embryo. The ovulation is cyclical if there isn`t a pregnancy involved – in most cases it takes place at 28 days.

Can You Get Pregnant on Ovulation Day?

A pregnancy appears after the fertilization of an egg by a sperm, but only in the days around the ovulation: 3-4 days before and 1-2 days after. Statistics show that at a regular menstrual cycle of 28 days, the ovulation appears in the 14th day, being considered the first day of the cycle. At a regular cycle of 29 days, the ovulation takes place in the 15th day, at the one of 30 days appears in the 16th day, and so on. The period of 14 days from ovulation is the constant one until the next menstrual cycle.

An egg lives between 12 and 24 hours. Then, if it isn`t fertilized, it dies and gets removed. The life of sperm is of around 3 to 5 days. The egg`s fertilization depends on their viability and motility. Sperm carrying chromosomes X (the ones that will give birth to girls) are larger in volume, move slower, but they live longer, between 3 and 5 days. The ones carrying chromosomes Y (the ones that will make boys) are smaller, faster, but they only live for 24 to 48 hours. That`s why, if the sexual contact takes place close to the ovulation date, or after, there are bigger chances for the baby to be a boy. Otherwise, the sperm carrying chromosomes Y will die, and the ones carrying chromosomes X will “wait” the egg and will fertilized.

When Does Ovulation Bleeding Occur?

Opinions are divided when it comes to bleeding during menstruation. Some experts believe that the follicle`s rupture and release of the egg are to blame for their appearance. When you are ovulating, luteinizing hormone makes the surface of the follicle thinner and can even brake. This way, the egg is released and leaves towards one of the fallopian tubes. This stage when the egg is released might sometimes be accompanied by a small bleeding.

On the other hand, there are voices which say that the female hormones, estrogen to be more exact, can cause this bleeding. The level of estrogen increases fast exactly before the egg leaves the ovary, and before the rupture of the follicle decreases suddenly, the same way it happens before menstruation. According to this theory, this is the cause of the bleeding.

When Does Implantation Occur?

The implantation of the embryo occurs at around 6 to 12 days after the fertilization of the egg – from the moment of the unprotected sex contact when the conception took place.

When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

The exact moment when the implantation bleeding occurs always depends on the menstrual cycle of the woman and the time of the implantation of the egg. This bleeding might appear during implantation and may last for a few days. If and when this implantation bleeding appears and if it is a heavy bleeding or not as much as to become visible will very much depend from woman to woman. This is why implantation bleeding isn`t really a suitable pregnancy sign. In this case, a pregnancy test is more reliable.

Ovulation Bleeding and Getting Pregnant

Ovulation bleedings usually last around 1 or 2 days and after then the ovulation appears. If you`ve done your homework and monitor this stage of your menstrual cycle for a few months, you`ll know which is the best moment to remain pregnant.

In addition, follow the changes that appear in the cervical mucus because usually after the release of the egg, it will change its consistency – it isn`t gelatinous and sticky anymore. Planning the sexual intercourse near the ovulation period will increase your chances to remain pregnant.

Ovulation Calculator

With the help of this calculator, you can find out which are the monthly days when you are ovulating and you can this way increase your chance to remain pregnant.

How Can a Woman Know if She`ll Remain Pregnant?

Most women don`t even remain pregnant at their first attempt, especially if their general health isn`t very good (overweight, diabetes, etc). If you want to have more chances to remain pregnant, it`s recommended to avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs or drinking too much coffee. More than this, it takes patience when planning to remain pregnant because it could take several months until it could happen.

Doctors won`t take into consideration the possibility for a couple to be infertile unless there were sexual contacts in the ovulation period for more than 6 months without getting pregnant. In this case, the doctor will recommend special tests for both partners to establish the causes of infertility.

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