The moment you and your partner have decided to have a baby, you will by default start keeping track of your ovulation schedule! Since the chances of conception are always exceptionally higher when you are ovulating, staying in the know-how of your ovulation cycle is always a good idea!
Ovulation basically occurs when your body releases one or more eggs from one of your ovaries. It essentially takes place near the end of your fertile time between your periods.
Did you know that close to 10-20 easily mature inside your ovaries every month? Amazing isn’t it? Out of these, the most mature one is then released into the fallopian tube during the process of ovulation. The fallopian tubes are the main way through which your ovaries are connected.
If you are looking to get pregnant then your matured egg needs to meet your partner’s sperm in your fallopian tube so that it can get fertilized there. But you also need to remember that your egg does not last for more than 24 hours after you have ovulated, so if you are timing the conception, you need to time it quite carefully.
But another good side to it is that the sperm lives inside your uterus for close to 7 days, so your window of fertility may yet not be closed either.
You can easily tell you are fertile by noting down the length of your menstrual cycle. Ovulation essentially occurs close to 14 days before your next menstrual cycle. But since ovulation varies from cycle to cycle you can easily give or take a few days!
However, if you are still confused, then there are many tests available on the market too to help you determine whether you are ovulating or not!
These kits that help you determine whether you are ovulating or not do so by detecting the presence of the luteinizing hormone in your urine. This is so because 12-36 hours prior to your ovulation, the hormone levels increase tremendously, enabling you to know when the right time is for you!
When you do get a positive on your ovulation test, a mere 12-36 hours later, you start ovulating. You also need to remember that you need not wait to try conceiving your baby till the time you start ovulating. Since most women are already in their fertility period before you even test positive for the ovulation test, you can easily start trying to conceive anytime!
However remember to always follow the instructions mentioned in the ovulation kit itself, instead of improvising on it! That is what will give you the best and most accurate results!
We really hope that we have been able to address any concerns and questions you might have had regarding ovulation! We cannot wait for your little bundle of joy to show up!