Understanding Ovulation and how it helps in Getting Pregnant

by Goral Gandhi Doctor

Ovulation is a point in the menstrual cycle that occurs mostly around the day 14 of a 28-day menstrual cycle. Ovulation is the process in which egg (Ovum) is released from a woman’s ovary.

Every month between the 6thand the 14th day of the menstrual cycle, the follicle-stimulating hormone causes follicles in one of a woman’s ovaries to start to mature. Having said that, only one of these growing follicles form a completely matured egg during the 10thto the 14th day. Around the 14th day in the 28-day menstrual cycle, an immediate rush in the luteinizing hormone will cause the ovary to release its egg.

This egg begins a five-day journey through the fallopian tube to the woman’s uterus. As the egg travels through the fallopian tube, the level of progesteronerises; this will help the uterine lining prepare for the pregnancy.The lining of the uterus will thicken when it is preparing for the fertilized egg.

If there is no conception, the uterine lining and blood will shed through the vaginal secretion. Shedding of the unfertilized egg and the uterine wall is the time of menstruation.

Conception / Getting pregnant

Conception starts at the time of a sperm cell entering the vagina. Sperm from a fertile man swims up through the vagina of a woman, from there, the sperm moves into the uterus and connects with the woman’s egg cell when it travels down the fallopian tube from the ovary to the uterus.

When the fertilized egg proceeds to travel down the fallopian tube, the sperm is divided into two cells, four cells, and then more cells as it gets divided further. Once the sperm fertilizes the egg in about a week, the fertilized egg will travel to the uterus and will develop into a rising cluster of about 100 cells called a blastocyst.

Post this the blastocyst will attach itself to the endometrium (lining of the uterus). The medical term for the attachment process is Implantation. When this occurs, the hormones estrogen and progesterone will be released, and they will, in turn,cause the endometrium to thicken. This provides the blastocyst with the nutrients it needs to grow, and eventually develop into a baby.

When the cells continue to divide, only some develop into a baby and the others will work as the Placenta - the nourishment and oxygen supply structure. Women’s body will release hormones that will work as a signal to the body,indicating that a baby is being developed inside the uterus.

These hormones continue to signal the uterus of the woman to maintain its lining and not shed it per usual. This is the reason a woman does not have a period that month and then on for about nine months or until the baby is delivered. This also works as a protection for the baby while it is growing in the uterus. This is usually the first indication to a woman that she could be pregnant.

Author Bio:-

The author write the content on the behalf of best IVF centres in Mumbai. For more information you can visit here: IVF Clinic in Mumbai

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