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Ovulation and Fertility
Up until the past few decades, a woman's ovulation and fertility were a complete mystery to most doctors and researchers. However, since then scientists and researchers have put together what they know about ovulation and fertility to the benefit of women everywhere.
When it comes to ovulation and fertility, it is first important to note that because of the way ovulation works, a woman is only fertile a few days out of the month, which means that conception can only happen on those days. During each cycle, which normally lasts around 28 days on average, healthy couples not on birth control only have a 20 percent of getting pregnant. Because you can only conceive around the time of ovulation, this is a small window of opportunity each month when the egg is viable for fertilization. However, that is not to say that having sex whenever means that it is unlikely you will get pregnant. Because some women do not have a regular ovulation schedule and the length of their fertility often fluctuates, it is possible that they could get pregnant at any time, because they can ovulate at any time. This is especially true for teen girls who have unprotected sex thinking they will be safe from conceiving. It can often take four years after the teen first starts her first menstrual cycle to have a regular period and ovulation cycle. Trying to time sex around when you are not ovulating is a type of birth control that only works if you know exactly when you are ovulating.
Many women who are trying to avoid becoming pregnant can watch the signs for ovulation. Just as women who are trying to conceive can also watch these ovulation signs in order to become pregnant. Regardless of your ultimate goal, it is important to know what ovulation and fertility signs to look for during your monthly cycle. It is also important to remember that this type of charting is only effective if the woman has a fairly regular schedule. Otherwise, it is important to pay even more attention to the body's signs of ovulation and fertility.
Ovulation and fertility undergoes a significant change however when a woman is on a hormonal method of birth control like the pills, shot or intrauterine device. These will prevent the body from ovulating like normal to prevent the woman from becoming pregnant.
Signs of Ovulation and Fertility:
Generally most women use a combination of these methods, if not all, to determine with their ovulation and fertility is at its peak in order to achieve conception or directly avoid pregnancy.
Sources: whattoexpect.com, justmommies.com
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