Ovulation is the release of an egg from your ovary- this egg will live for 12 - 24 hours before it dies.
If your trying to conceive it is absolutely essential that you know when you are ovulating, as you can see your window of opportunity is very small! For example if you have a 28 day cycle ovulation will be around day 14. Sperm can live for 5 days in the uterus, SO you should also have sex the days leading up to ovulation too!
Did you know there is only 4/5 days of the month when you are fertile?
For those of you who don’t wish you get pregnant- is ovulation still important for you!? ABSOLUTELY!!!
This is one of the most frustrating things I see in clinics: the medical approach is- you don’t want a baby, why does it matter that your not ovulating at the moment!? 🤦🏼♀️
It’s SO IMPORTANT as Ovulation also stimulates our hormone production- our estrogen at the start of the month which is amazing for ENERGY, SEX DRIVE and VITALITY FOR LIFE 🙌🏼and our beloved progesterone which is so important for mood, anxiety, sleep, and helping to stop the horrible PMS symptoms we get before our period.
The pill STOPS ovulation completely- so no egg gets released and so you can’t get pregnant. But you are also sacrificing the production of your hormones too! 😕
Hands up who had this explained to them before going on the pill?
If you would like to see some of my chit chat about ovulation, fertility and explain how to know if you are ovulating and what you need to look out for you can check out my 'Ovulation' highlight on Instagram which you can find here.
If you need a little more personalised advice on this, don’t be afraid to get in touch! ❤️