Ovulation: When an egg matures and is released from the ovary, it travels down the Fallopian tubes and is ready to be fertilized. The uterine lining becomes thicker in preparation for egg fertilization and implantation if fertilized. If the egg does not become fertilized/conception does not occur, the uterine lining will shed (menstruation).
Factors Affecting Ovulation:
- Health & Wellness
- Disruption to a woman’s normal routine
Facts about Ovulation:
- Generally only one egg is released per cycle.
- The egg lives approximately 12-24 hours after being released.
- Women are born with millions of eggs; that number decreases as they age.
- An egg that is unfertilized will disintegrate and be shed with the lining during menstruation.
- Some women experience minor pain or discomfort when ovulating, some experience light spotting.
*All information and facts can be found on the American Pregnancy Association website. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/