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Ovulation Cycles

Everything you need to know!

Many women know the symptoms that come along with the ovulation process, however some might not know the exact process that happens inside your body causing these symptoms (even though you should!)

During the few days before ovulation a woman's ovary increases in blood supply, and the ligaments surrounding the ovary begin to contract. The ovary is then pulled closer to the fallopian tube where the egg that is released will soon travel. During this time, the cervical mucus on the out genitalia becomes stretchy and substantial (this aids the sperm's travel towards your released egg).

When the egg is released, it is carried through the fallopian tube towards your uterus. This is where the fertilization magic happens! As the egg reaches the uterus it meets any sperm that has traveled into your body. New research shows that the egg actually chooses what sperm it would want to fertilize it, and if successful, will begin the pregnancy process!

During this process there are a few signs that will occur such as increase in consistency of the cervical mucus, increase in basal body temperature and the increase of the hormone, LH or luteinizing hormone. There are also some symptoms such as a increase in sex drive, breast tenderness and abdominal pain.