When do I ovulate?
Published: June 9, 2015, 9:04 p.m. - Last Update: July 16, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
Ovulation happens when a woman's mature egg is released from the ovaries and is ready for fertilization. Once the egg is released, it travels through the fallopian tubes into the uterus. If the egg is not fertilized by the time it has reached the uterus, it will be flushed out during menstruation.
Textbooks state that a woman ovulates roughly on day 14 of her cycle with an average 28 day cycle length. The first day of her last menstruation is considered cycle day one. However, the average cycle length of 28 days does not apply to every single woman, ovulation can occur anywhere from cycle day 10 to 21, or even later. In order to identify your personal ovulation, you must know your menstrual cycle well. Your body will have a temperature shift right after ovulation occurs, therefore, charting your basal body temperature can help you identify that shift. While this technique takes some time and practice to pinpoint ovulation, fertility monitors such as daysy can do the charting for you and alert you when you are ovulating with a 99.3% accuracy.
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