ovulation[äv′yə lā′s̸hən ō′vyə-]
Ovulation is the process when a egg is discharged from a woman's ovary.
Facts About Ovulation
- Ovulation occurs about the midpoint of a woman's cycle, when an egg is released by a surge of luteinizing hormone.
- The fertile period for a woman begins about four days before ovulation and continues until one day after ovulation.
- Many factors can throw off the ovulation date including stress, illness, change in diet or an increase in physical activity.
Tracking when an egg is released from your ovaries in order to have a better chance of getting pregnant is an example of tracking ovulation.
Origin of ovulationovule + -ation
From ovulum + -ation.