Ovulation is the release of eggs from the ovaries and the mature egg will be available to be fertilized by sperm. The time of ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body to control her life.

Here are some myths and facts about Ovulation:   

  • An egg lives 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary
  • Normally only one egg is released each time of ovulation·        
  • Ovulation can be affected by stress, illness or disruption of normal routines·        
  • Some women may experience spotting during ovulation.
  • Implantation of a fertilized egg normally takes place 6-12 days after ovulation·        
  • Each woman is born with fixed number in millions of immature eggs that are awaiting ovulation to begin· A menstrual period can occur even if ovulation has not occurred·        
  • Ovulation can occur even if a menstrual period has not occurred·        
  • Some women experience pain/aching near ovaries during ovulation called 'middle pain'- mittelschmerz·
  •   If an egg is not fertilized, it disintegrates and is absorbed into the uterine lining·       
  •  On an average, a woman’s cycle normally is between 28-32 days, but some women may have much shorter or much longer cycles·        
  • Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 – Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP(Last Menstrual Period).This is what many refer to as the “fertile time” of a woman’s cycle because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy.