See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: Facts About Ovulation

Understanding the monthly process

(HealthDay News) - Ovulation is part of a healthy woman's monthly menstrual cycle, and usually occurs in the middle of the cycle. Ovulation refers to the release of a mature egg that is available to be fertilized.

The American Pregnancy Association offers the following information about ovulation:

  • Once an egg has been released from the ovary, it can live for 12 hours to 24 hours.
  • Women are born with millions of immature eggs. Typically, only one egg that has matured is released each month.
  • Ovulation can be affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, illness, or an interruption of usual lifestyle and routine.
  • Ovulation may cause feelings of aching, tenderness or soreness in and around the ovaries.
  • Each egg that is unfertilized is absorbed by the uterine lining.
Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.