What is Ovulation?
FREQUENT QUESTION #9: What is Ovulation?
Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized.
The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for a fertilized egg.
This is called ovulation. Getting pregnant is much more than a biological process – once you know what actually has to happen for an egg to get fertilised you will understand why conception is often referred to as a “miracle”.
If no conception occurs, the uterine lining as well as blood will be shed. The shedding of an unfertilized egg and the uterine wall is the time of menstruation.
The ovulation process will be repeated in a woman’s lifetime about 400 times.
An informative video of the biological processes behind the menstrual cycle. The video is titled “The Normal Female Reproductive System” and is produced by Schering-Plough
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