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What is the Best Time to Conceive? Fact Check on Ovulation

The moment a couple decides to have a baby, tracking the ovulation schedule becomes crucial!
This is because the chances of conception are present only when a woman is ovulating. Knowing
the details about ovulation cycles and having a basic understanding of determining the fertility
window via and ovulation tests can increase the chance of conception.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary, which occurs once a month for women who
have regular menstrual cycles. The egg is necessary for a woman to become pregnant.
Conception occurs when the sperm cell from a fertile man swims up through the vagina into the
uterus up to fallopian tube of a woman. It then goes and merges into the woman’s egg cell as it
travels down one of the fallopian tubes. Therefore, if a woman does not have a period in that
month, it may be the first way of knowing that she is pregnant.
When does ovulation occur?
It depends. Ovulation typically occurs two weeks before your period begins. Cycles are counted
from the first day of menses, which is day 1, until the last day before the next period begins. It is
normal to have some variation in the length of your monthly cycle, which means that the timing
of ovulation can vary as well.
Your fertile window is the days leading up to and just after ovulation, and this window of time
can last anywhere from three to seven days depending on different factors.
Why is it important for a woman to know her fertility window?
Pregnancy is technically only possible if one has sex in and around ovulation. The most fertile
days are 2 days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. Having sex in this time frame gives
couples the best chance of achieving pregnancy.
By 24 hours after ovulation, a woman is no longer able to get pregnant since the egg will no
longer be in the fallopian tube. There are almost zero chances of getting pregnant if a couple has
sex before or after the fertile window. Although contraception is still preferable, to be safe.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF OVULATORY DISTURBANCES?
PCOS
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Women with PCOS are more likely to have
elevated androgen (male hormones) levels, develop insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia.
Due to the increased level of androgen, irregular ovulation is caused in many women. It is an
extremely common medical condition in women which can cause infertility. One in ten women
of reproductive age, suffer from PCOS. The hormonal imbalance in PCOS can cause obesity,
too. By diagnosing & treating PCOS early and following a healthy lifestyle, one can increase the
chances of pregnancy.

Thyroid Hormones
Excessive secretion of thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism while it’s under secretion is
hypothyroidism. Nevertheless, both of these conditions can result in irregular ovulation.

Prolactin
Prolactin or luteotropic hormone is a hormone secreted in females which is responsible for the
production of milk in them. Usually, these hormones are in an elevated level after the onset of
pregnancy. But if these hormones are over secreted without any pregnancy, it is a matter of
alarm. It can be a sign of irregular ovulation. This condition is commonly identified as
hyperprolactinemia.
Low Ovarian Reserve and Failure
With the advancement of age, the fertility of a woman decreases considerably. Just like every
other organ, the ovaries too, age with time. By the time, a woman turns thirty-five, she has lost
approximately a thousand eggs, as a result of her menstrual cycle each month. Roughly, around
forty, she has less than five per cent of her ovum intact. After menopause, the ovaries stop
producing eggs. But in some women, the production of eggs stops before the onset of
menopause. The eggs are unable to fertilize and develop the way they are supposed to. Irregular
ovulation can be a reason for this low ovarian reserve and failure.
Preparing for pregnancy
If you’re planning to start a family, one of the best things you can do to improve your chances of
getting pregnant is to make your health a priority. A pre-conception visit with your OB/GYN can
help you determine if you need to make changes to your diet, how to manage stress and anxiety
when to go off birth control and much more.
To schedule, an appointment with a specialist at Aaradhya Fertility Centre call us on
8886592229 or visit https://bit.ly/3nHO7Ou

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