Ovulation

Welcome to the Kiddles hub where you can learn all about Ovulation!

Ovulation happens when a mature egg is released from the woman’s ovary. After it releases, the egg makes its way down the fallopian tube. Once it arrives at the fallopian tube, the egg is ready to be fertilised by sperm.

Your ovaries are supposed to release one mature egg per month. As the egg starts to mature (before it’s released), the lining of the uterus thickens up to prepare itself for the fertilised egg. If you did not conceive, the built-up blood supplies along with the uterine lining are shed. This is what we call menstruation.

Interesting facts about ovulation

  • Mature eggs can live for twelve to twenty-four hours after being released from the ovaries.
  • In general, one egg is released from the ovaries every month, but not all women have the same cycle length.
  • Stress, illness, and disruptions in normal routines can all impact and affect ovulation.
  • Some women find it easy to tell when they ovulate since they experience light spotting during this fertile window.
  • In general, a fertilised egg implants within six to twelve days after ovulation.
  • When she is born, a woman already has all the eggs she will ever release during the course of her life.
  • Even though ovulation might not take place, a menstrual period can still occur.
  • Ovulation can still occur even if you missed your period.
  • Some women experience light pains in their ovaries during ovulation. This is called mittelschmerz, translating to “middle pain” in the German language.
  • When a mature egg is not fertilised, it disintegrates and gets absorbed by the uterine lining.

Articles about ovulation

Here at Kiddles, we’re dedicated to helping you get the information you need when you need it most. We’ve got a bunch of great reads on ovulation including:

  • Everything you need to know about ovulation.
  • Things all couples have to do when planning for a baby.
  • Fertility options for couples struggling to conceive.
  • Advice for couples struggling with infertility and ovulation problems.
  • Tips for getting pregnant faster.

Tracking your ovulation and cycle

Most women fall pregnant around the time they’re ovulating. Unless they have irregular periods, predicting ovulation is relatively easy. One of the best ways to predict your most fertile days is to track your cycle and predict ovulation. If you don’t want to use a standard calendar, there are a bunch of cool apps that can help you get it done too. You could also just go the new-school route and use ovulation prediction kits, but for everything else, Kiddles is here to help you out!