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Days 10-18: The Ovulatory Phase

The Ovulatory Phase of the menstrual cycle occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle. An increase in the the luteinizing hormone (LH) level causes the mature follicle to burst and release the egg, usually around day 14. This is what is commonly called ovulation. From the ovary, the egg travels to the fallopian tube where it awaits potential fertilization by a man’s sperm.

The best days for conception generally occur from days 11 to 17 – the days leading up to and immediately following ovulation. If the egg is not fertilized, it will dissipate within 12 to 24 hours.

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my period ended on 25th march and i had unprotected sex on the 2nd of april... is it possible for me to be pregnant?

Hey I stared my period march 5 thr march 9 and 4 days later I was spotting very light pink clear when I was wipeing and it lasted for one day and I always have unpretective sex with my boyfriend could I be pregnant

Hi Jasmine, It is too soon to tell if you are pregnant. Ovulation typically occurs between days 10 and 15 of your cycle, so you will have to wait about two weeks before taking a pregnancy test. Good luck! Kim

I was supposed to get my period on oct 12.. And I checked my cervix its low hard and open....what does that mean

Hello I started my cycle on Dec 23rd til 29th then I started again on Jan 17th till 20th

Is thats normal or what?

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