Ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, travels down the fallopian tube, and is ready to be fertilized. Each month an egg will mature within one of your ovaries. As it reaches maturity, the egg is released by the ovary where it enters the Fallopian tube to make its way towards waiting for sperm and the uterus. This is usually around the 14th day in a 28 day cycle. Every women has what there body considers to be a normal cycle. Cycles can run on average from 28-35 days. Menstruation can last on average from 2-8 days.
The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for the fertilized egg. 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.
If you are trying to get pregnant, you should monitor your cycle and keep a journal of when you have menstruation monthly.
There are also a variety of effective and affordable ovulation prediction tools available online.
Dr. Challotine Cius-Bonds, DNM, ND, HHP, NHP, MH, NC