What is Ovulation?
Women under the age of 40 have an 80% chance of getting pregnant. A healthy baby girl fetus has 1 to 2 million eggs in their ovaries, which immediately start dying off. Ovulation is when your ovaries release an egg or more into your Fallopian tubes. The egg can only survive for 24 hours after you have ovulated. The egg or eggs can only become fertile after your partner’s sperm and egg meet in the Fallopian tube.
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Ovulation begins on average 10 to 16 days before your period starts, though this does not apply with women who have irregular cycles, and will vary from cycle to cycle. Common cycles are between 23 to 35 days where as a regular cycle is 28 days. The first day of your period is day 1 of your cycle and a period could last for 3 to 7 days on average. Ovulation with women with irregular cycles may occur a week before or after in every given month. There are body signs you could look for when you ovulate, this includes;
- An increased sex drive
- Discomfort in your lower abdomen
- Breast tenderness
- A slight increase in body temperature
- You begin to secrete clear, slippery and stretchy mucus from your cervics
You could also use an Ovulation Calendar or an Ovulation kit to determine when you are ovulating. You are most fertile 6 days before your ovulation and on the day of your ovulation. Therefore if you have sex within this time you are most like to get pregnant. Your partner’s sperm can last 3 to 7 days in your vagina, uterus or Fallopian tubes. You could increase your chances of getting pregnant by having sex 2 to 3 times a week during this time.
Determining The Gender Of Your Child
Men carry the genes that determines the sex of your child in the X and Y chromosomes found in their sperm. The X sperm carries the female genes and is larger, swims slower but last longer however the Y sperm carrying the male gene is smaller, swims faster but dies out fast. In conclusion if you are trying for a girl it would be better to try a few days before you are ovulating and if you are trying for a boy then try on the day of your ovulation.
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