Gender of Unborn Baby




                                                                             

IS IT A BOY OR A GIRL?

Once you are pregnant, there starts your journey of 9 months of suspense as to whether it is a boy or a girl. Now with the ultrasound scan you can come to know the gender of your unborn baby but there are some countries, which prohibit this practise and it is a crime to determine the gender of your unborn baby. However the anxiety to know the sex of your child is always there and anxious parents would give anything to find out the gender of their baby. Many women claim to know instinctively the gender of their unborn baby. Some women's intuition proves to be reliable, however, other women's intuition is proven wrong in the delivery room. Well we have brought for you some interesting facts, which will be helpful in determining the gender of your unborn baby.

Boy Facts.

  • Research reveals that the more easily conception occurs, the greater the likelihood of having a boy
  • First babies are often boys
  • More boys are born during the first 18 months of marriage
  • A diet high in salt and potassium and low on dairy products is likely to produce a son.
  • To increase your chances for a boy you should have sex as close to ovulation as possible
  • The more sex you have the greater chance you have of producing a son
  • More boys are born following a reunion after a long separation
  • Scientific evidence shows that tea and coffee drinkers tend to have boys
  • A stress-free work environment increases the likelihood of a son

    Girl Facts.


  • Girls tend to be born to parents with more children
  • A low salt diet supplemented with potassium produces a daughter
  • If you or your partner are in a stressful job you are more likely to have a girl
  • Men who work in the alcohol industry have more daughters than sons
  • Women who smoke are more likely to give birth to a girl
  • Slower sex usually results in a girl
  • To increase your chances of a girl you should cease intercourse two or three days before ovulation

    Follow the following Diet if you want a Boy

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    Eat vegetables like celery and legumes
  • Meat & Chicken
  • Breads, cereals, pasta and rice
  • Fresh or dried fruits
  • Sugar, honey, jam,
  • Pastries
  • Tea and coffee

    Avoid

    Dairy products
  • Shellfish
  • Egg yolks
  • Cakes and pancakes
  • Raw cabbage
  • Raw cauliflower
  • Cocoa and chocolate
  • Strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries
  • Walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts almonds, mustard

    Follow the following Diet if you want a Girl
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Most meats but in small quantities
  • Cereals, pasta and rice
  • Mostly vegetables
  • Potatoes three times a week
  • Cooked tomatoes
  • Fruit
  • Jam, sugar and honey
  • Spices and mustards
  • A balanced calcium/magnesium supplement daily

    Avoid

    Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea
  • Fizzy drinks and fruit juice
  • Shellfish, smoked, tinned salted fish, fish fingers
  • All hard or salted cheese
  • Pizza
  • Ice-cream
  • Fresh pineapple, plum, peach, apricot, cherry, banana, melon, orange, grapefruit
  • Dried apricots, dates and figs
  • Sweet corn, spinach, cabbage, mushrooms
  • Soya beans, pumpkin
  • Chocolate
  • Salted butter and margarine
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    The child of your choice.

     'Barthakur method' for  choosing the sex of the child has been designed by Dr. Indrajit K. Barthakur. His daughter, born by this method, Dr. Geeta Shroff  is another propagandist of the new sex choice technique.

    The Barthakur method is based on the observation that the X chromosome spumes responsible for male children are comparatively faster and  of shorter longevity.

    After intercourse , around 100 crore sperms are deposited in the vagina. The sex of the foetus depends  on whether the sperm carrying the 'X'  chromosome fertilises with the egg or the sperm carrying the 'y' chromosome. If the 'y' chromosome meets the egg, the foetus will be 'male', while the 'x' chromosome will result in a female child. Hence it is at this stage that one can influence the sex of the foetus.

    After the process of  ovulation, the egg  takes around 12 hours to reach the  fallopian tubes. If intercourse takes place within 14-15 hours after ovulation, the chances of the egg fertilising with the 'Y' chromosome is higher, thus resulting in  male foetus. However, if intercourse  takes place a day prior to ovulation, and the sperm is already in the uterine, before the egg reaches the site, the chances of fertilisation with the 'x' chromosome which has a shorter life span is higher, hence resulting in a female foetus.

     When does ovulation takes place?

    There is a precise method of determining the time of ovulation depending on one's body temperature. Each morning, before  one gets out of bed , keep the thermometer below the tongue  for  about 3 to 5 minutes to determine the body temperature. Do this  daily and maintain a chart. A sudden rise in the temperature  on a particular day is an indication of ovulation. There is not a 100% tod proof method, though. An ultrasound scan taken every day from the ninth  day of the menstrual cycle will determine the exact time of ovulation. This, however, is an expensive method.

     A Simpler Method

    Dr. Barthakur demonstrates the 'matchbox' method, a simpler sex planning technique, using a matchbox.

    Drop a materialistic into an empty match box on each day of the menstrual cycle starting from day one. Continue this till the next cycle. The number of matchsticks  on the second menses day indicates the person's menstrual cycle. If this is continued for 3 to 4 months, the length of the cycles can be determined.

     Ovulation normally takes place 12-14 days before the menstrual cycle begins. Keep 12 matchsticks tied up in a lunch. Now take another empty match box. If you plan to conceive in July, begin in the menstrual cycle in June itself. Keep shifting matches one by one from the old box into the new one. Shift the single matches first.

     Apart from the tied up hunch, on the day when there are just 2 matches remaining in the old box, if intercourse takes place, it will result in a female child. After the single matches are over and the day the lunch is untied denotes ovulation day. If intercourse takes place in that day, or the next morning, the result will be a 'male ' child.

     The 'matchbox' method may not be reliable every time Dr. Burthakur admits that it has a success rate of only 80%. On a trial conducted by him on 72 couples. 71 obtained the child of their choice. This method is slowly beginning  to be accepted to obtain the child of one's choice.

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    This principle of sex planning uses differences in spermatozoon activity and the duration of their life. Y-chromosomes (boy-chromosomes) live less than X-chromosomes (girl-chromosomes). If you have sexual intercourse in the day of ovulation, boy probability increases. 4 - 6 days before and 2 - 3 days later, girl's chances are more favorable. 

    How to distinguish ovulation? - Measure basal temperature. 

    What is it and How to do it? 

    Basal (or rectal) temperature is measured in your rectum. To make the information reliable, do the procedure under certain conditions. Always use the same thermometer. Do the procedure in the morning, immediately after sleep. Put thermometer 4 -5 centimeters deep and wait for 5 - 7 minutes. Continue every day during 2 -3 menstrual cycles. Draw a diagram of your basal temperature. In the middle of menstrual cycle, the influence of progesterone increases the temperature by 0,4° C (37° C or higher) and remains at this level for 12-14 days, decreasing to 36,6° C 1 - 2 days before menstruation. The two-phase diagram indicates normal ovulatory menstrual cycle. If basal temperature is always at the same level, it is called mono-phase. Mono-phase diagram shows the absence of ovulation. 

     Determining the sex of your future child sometimes becomes a big concern. 

    During pregnancy most of the people think about the ways to manipulation the sex of their unborn child. This planning becomes more intense when the family has one child or two children of the same sex. Most of the parents, wish to have the second child of the contrary sex. 

    Scientists have been looking for ways to find a breakthrough.

    XR carry all information about heredity of people, animals and plants. Every man's cell has 46 HR- 44 are ordinary and 2 are sex.

    The HR system of man consists of 

     Woman - 44+XX chromosomes

    Man - 44+XY chromosomes 

       The important division happens when the spermatozoon unites with the woman's cell. After that one half of the HR is thrown away. 

     Woman's cell - 44+XX (after division 22+X)

    Spermatozoon - 44+XY (after division 22+Y) 

    The process of fertilization and sex determinations happens in the following manner: 

      Ootid + spermatozoon:

    (22+X)+(22+X)=44+XX (the girl's embryo)

    (22+X)+(22+Y)=44+XY (the boy's embryo) 

     The child's sexual organs are built up at the end of the second month of a pregnancy, But the predetermination of the sex of the child happens at the time of conception. Nothing can be changed after this. Hence all the methods of planning child's sex should be taken before conceiving. 

    The French diet

    The diet should be used by both of the future parents for three weeks before the impregnation. The pregnant woman continues it for seven more weeks. 

     Girl Diet (if you want a female child)

    Drinks - coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, calcium mineral waters.

    Meat - the limited amount of every kind.

    Fish - fresh or deep-frozen.

    Eggs - unlimited amount.

    Bread and cereals - al kinds of bread without salt or yeast.

    Vegetables - limited amount of potato, eggplants, an asparagus, beet, carrots, cucumbers, kress-salad, green beans, green peas, paprika, onions, boiled tomatoes.

    Fruit - everything, but plums, apricots, sweet cherry, bananas, oranges and currant.

    Nuts - almonds, filberts, peanuts - Unsalted!

     Also recommended: sugar, honey, spices, jams, herbs. 

    Not recommended: Avoid oversalted food! Aerated drinks, canned juices, sausage, ham, fried food, smoked, canned or salty fish, crayfish, shrimps, all sorts of cheese, ice-cream, usual kinds of bread, all confectionery of industrial origin. Avoid corn, canned vegetables, fried potatoes, fresh tomatoes, lentils, dried fruits, melons. Salt, yeast, soda, olives, margarine, spicy sauces, all canned food are also unwelcome. 

     The Boy Diet

    Drinks - soda, mineral waters, tea, beer, wine, coffee, fruit juices.

    Meat - all kinds, all sausage products.

    Fish - all kinds.

    Bread and cereals - cookies, biscuits, semolina, rice.

    Vegetables - potato, mushrooms, dry white string beans, lentils, dried peas, figs.

    Fruits - any, especially sweet cherry, bananas, apricots, oranges, peaches, dates.

    Dried fruits - prunes, dried apricots, dates.

     Also recommended: salt all food as much as possible. Do not be afraid of canned products or yeast. 

    Not recommended: milk or any dairy products, calcium mineral waters, shrimps, crabs and caviar. Reduce to the minimum the consumption of pastes with eggs, bread, pancakes, wafers, milky confectionery products, salad, runner beans, green beans, fresh cabbages, kress-salad, fennels, walnuts, filberts, almonds, peanuts, cocoa, dairy chocolate. 

     Baby’s Sex, women’s age and their dependence.

     In the nature, the sex of future child depends on its mother's age (odd or even). 

    Female child: if a woman's age is even, the impregnation of a girl is possible in even months (February, April, June, August, October) and for odd age - in odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November). 

    Male child: odd age - even months, even age - odd months. 

    During the year, the probability of a male child is higher for an odd-aged woman, female child - for even-aged woman. 

    Chinese Lunar Calendar Predicts The Gender of Your Baby

     

    EXPLANATION

     

    A Chinese scientist discovered and drew this chart that was buried in a royal tomb about 700 years ago. The original is kept in the Institute of Science of Peking.

    You can choose yourself whether you want a boy or a girl by following the chart. The woman's age from 18 to 45 (Chinese reckoning) and the months January through December indicate the month when the baby is conceived.

    By using this calendar you will be able to tell, in advance, whether your baby will be a boy or a girl.

    By reckoning, you follow a line drawn from the figure representing the woman's age to a line drawn from the month the baby is conceived. For instance, if you were 25 years of age when you conceived in February according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, your child will be a boy. The chart is based on the month the baby is conceived and not when the baby was or will be born.

    It gives no way to convert your age into your Chinese lunar age, on which this tool was based, so we would expect that the results would be correct about 50% of the time, basically as scientific as flipping a coin.

    Well, even if it isn't true, no loss to you but it's kind of fun trying this one out any ways. Remember that you're searching using your age, you should use your Chinese Lunar year age. With most people, you add one year to your English Calendar age.

     

     

    Age

    Jan

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    18

    G

    B

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    19

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    20

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    22

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    23

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    24

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    25

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    26

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    27

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    28

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    29

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    30

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    B

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    31

    B

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    32

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    33

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    34

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    35

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    36

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    37

    B

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    38

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    39

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    40

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    41

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    42

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    43

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    44

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    45

    G

    B

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    B

    G

    B

    B


    B - Male
    G – Female

     

    Can Timing of Intercourse Influence Gender Outcome?

    At conception, gender is determined by chromosome characteristics. The egg carries an X chromosome while the sperm can carry an X or a Y chromosome. If the sperm carrying an X chromosome fertilizes the egg, a girl will be conceived. If the sperm carrying a Y chromosome fertilizes the egg, a boy will be conceived.

    Studies indicate that the sperm with the X chromosome - or female chromosome - have a longer life span than the male sperm (with the Y chromosome). Yet the male sperm appear to have a higher motility. Sperm motility is measured in two ways: percentage of sperm exhibiting any kind of movement, and the quality of this movement, which is called the forward progression. Poor motility means the sperm have a difficult time swimming toward the egg.

    Though only theoretical, it is believed that if intercourse takes place closer to ovulation, then the probability is greater that the child will be male, due to the high motility (forward progression) and the decreased life span of the sperm.

    The sperm with the X chromosome - or female chromosome - have a longer life span than the male sperm, but exhibit decreased motility. Therefore, intercourse that takes place earlier may provide increased probability of a girl.

    A child's sex depends on the man.


    In modern times genetics and microbiology have scientifically proved that a future child's sex is totally predetermined by cell composition of the man's sperm and in no way depends on woman.
    The man's body produces an equal number of X- and Y-sperm cells. That is the "technology" of the process.
    Factor responsible for the baby's sex is chromosomes. Of 46 chromosomes governing human structure, 2 chromosomes determine their sex. Those two chromosomes are marked as XY for men and XX for women, the ground for that is the fact those chromosomes are like those two figures. Y chromosome contains male genes and X chromosome - female genes.
    Human embryo appears with fusion of these two chromosomes - male and female - when they join. In the process of impregnation female gametes divide in two, and each of two parts has an X-chromosome. The male gamete in the process of splitting makes two different sperm parts containing X- and Y-chromosomes. If the woman's X-chromosome fuses with a sperm part containing an X-chromosome, the baby will be a girl. If this X-chromosome fuses with a sperm part containing an Y-chromosome, the baby will be a boy.
    In other words, a future child's sex depends on the chromosome that will penetrate into the woman's ovule.
    Spermatozoons containing Y-chromosome are called androsperm cells, those with X-chromosome - gynosperm cells. The ovule may be impregnated only by one sperm cell as a rule.
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    So if you are trying to conceive a boy you should time intercourse on the day of ovulation or just after so that the fast swimmers can reach the egg first. 

    And if you are trying to conceive a girl you should time intercourse as far as way from ovulation as possible, while still being in your fertile window. 

    Ovulation - The release of the egg from the ovary is called ovulation and usually occurs around the middle of the female monthly cycle.

     To produce a girl, make love frequently up to a few days before ovulation

    For a boy make love on or just after ovulation but not too often.

    WHEN CAN I GET PREGNANT? 

    The time when an egg is produced from your ovary is called OVULATION. This is normally in the middle of your monthly cycle (around day 14 if you have a 28 day cycle). 

    Your egg will live for about 12-24 hours after ovulation. If conception is to take place it must be fertilised by your partner's sperm in your body within this time. Sperm can live for several days inside your body. If you make love a day or so before ovulation, your partner's sperm will have time to travel up the fallopian tubes and will be waiting when your egg is released.  

    FACTORS AFFECTING CONCEPTION

      Your partner must be producing adequate amounts (average of 60-80 million per ml) of normal, healthy and good quality sperm

      Your fertile days must coincide with the time when sperm enter your body. 

     Your partner's sperm should be able to locate your egg.

      Successful fertilisation must occur between sperm and egg. 

    A baby is conceived when the sperm (produced by the father) fertilises the egg (produced by the mother). The egg carries X chromosome while the sperm can carry X or Y chromosome. If X-carrying sperm fertilises the egg, a baby girl will be conceived and if a Y-carrying sperm fertilises the egg, a baby boy will be conceived.  

    There is a popular but unfounded theory that you can try to influence the sex of your baby by creating situations that favour the X-carrying sperm over the Y-carrying sperm or vice versa. It has been found that X and Y sperm behave differently. Y (male) sperm swim faster, but are smaller and do not live as long as the larger, slower but more long-lasting X (female) sperm

     Interesting Facts:

     Most men produce 100 to 300 million sperms a day;

    • Though sperms are produced daily, the production of an individual sperm can take up 72 days to complete;

    • When a man ejaculates into the vagina, the life span of the sperms is dictated on the stage of the reproductive cycle, the woman is in. If the woman is not within the period of ovulation, and thus technically infertile, the sperms will not survive more than a few hours. On the other hand, if these sperms are deposited into the vagina when she is ovulating, these same sperms can live up to five days in the presence of quality cervical mucus in the womb;

    • Women with short cycles tend to ovulate more often, resulting in having more fertile days in any given year.
     

    Sperms are sensitive to heat. Therefore, avoiding anything that may expose the testes to excess heat is advisable. These include hot tubs and saunas. Cycling is another activity that may affect sperm counts; 

    More females tend to be born to:

      • Older parents;

    • Parents with relatively more children;

    • Parents who use the fertility drug, Clomid;

     Male conceptions predominate with parents who:  

      • conceive within the first 18 months of marriage;

    • have their first child;

    • have their first child;

    • who give birth at particular times of the year;

    • who have more of the trace elements – selenium & arsenic

     Ovulation Basics

    What is ovulation? 

    Ovulation is the release of a single, mature egg from a follicle that developed in the ovary. It usually occurs regularly, around day 14 of a 28-day menstrual cycle. Once released, the egg is capable of being fertilized for 12 to 48 hours before it begins to disintegrate. This is the most fertile period of your cycle: during ovulation your chances of conception are highest. 

    When does ovulation occur?

     Ovulation usually takes place 14 days after the beginning of your menstrual cycle. The time of ovulation within the menstrual cycle is determined by the luteal phase, which is usually 12 to 16 days long. You can calculate the time of ovulation within your cycle by subtracting the length of your luteal phase from the length of your cycle. For example, if your cycle is 28 days long and your luteal phase is 12 days long, the ovulation will occur on day 16 of your cycle (28-12=16). The exact time of ovulation may vary within your cycle, because ovulation can be delayed by a number of factors such as stress, illness, diet, or increased physical activity.

     Luteal Phase

    What is the luteal phase? 

    The luteal phase, also referred to as 'days past ovulation' or 'DPO', is the part of the cycle that starts at ovulation and ends the day before your next period. It usually lasts about 14 days and does not vary by more than a day in each person. The luteal phase is named after the corpus luteum (Latin: "yellow body"), a structure that grows on the surface of the ovary where a mature egg was released at ovulation. The corpus luteum produces progesterone in preparing the body for pregnancy. Your luteal phase must be at least 10 days long to support pregnancy. 

    The importance of the luteal phase. 

    The length of the luteal phase determines the time of ovulation within your menstrual cycle. Ovulation can be delayed by a number of factors, such as stress, increased activity or medication, but the length of the luteal phase is usually constant. Taking this into account, you can calculate the time of ovulation within your cycle by subtracting the length of your luteal phase from the length of your cycle. For example, if your cycle is 28 days long and your luteal phase is 12 days long, the ovulation will occur on day 16 of your cycle (28-12=16). Ovulation Calendar uses this formula to calculate your time of ovulation.

     How do I determine the length of my luteal phase?

     The only way to determine the exact length of your luteal phase is through hormone-specific blood tests.

     What if I don't know the length of my luteal phase?

     If you are not sure about the length of your luteal phase, you can assume it is 14 days (the average length for most women). 

    How does ovulation determine my fertile days? 

    Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. This is because sperm can live in your body for approximately 4 to 5 days, and the egg can live for 24 to 48 hours after being released. You are most fertile on the day before and the day of ovulation. Knowing your fertile days can help you increase your chances of getting pregnant, or avoid an unwanted pregnancy.  

    How does ovulation determine when I can get pregnant? 

    Knowing your time of ovulation is crucial to successful conception. Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. This is because sperm can live in your body for approximately 4 to 5 days, and the egg can live for 24 to 48 hours after being released. Maximum fertility is reached during the period of 24 hours before ovulation and 24 hours afterwards. To increase your chances of getting pregnant, you should time intercourse to occur during this 'fertile window'. 

    Can ovulation prediction help me avoid pregnancy? 

    Yes, knowing your time of ovulation will help you plan contraception. To avoid pregnancy, you should abstain from unprotected sexual intercourse during your fertile days. Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. This is because sperm can live in your body for approximately 4 to 5 days, and the egg can live for 24 to 48 hours after being released. The most fertile time is the day of ovulation, and a day before it. As a precaution, we recommend that you avoid intercourse during the period starting 6 days before and ending 3 days after ovulation.

     Can I improve my chances of having a girl?

     To increase your chances of conceiving a girl, you should have intercourse 3-4 days before ovulation. Men produce two types of sperm—those carrying the X or female chromosome, and those that carry the Y or male chromosome. These two types of sperm are different in several ways: the male y-sperm cells are smaller, weaker, but faster than the female x-sperm cells, which are bigger, stronger, but slower. Therefore, if you have sex 3-4 days prior to ovulation, you have a better chance of conceiving a girl, because the weaker male sperm cells will die off, and the female sperm cells will be available in greater quantity when the egg is released.

    How can I increase my chances of having a boy? 

    The closer to ovulation you have intercourse, the better the chances to conceive a boy, because the male y-sperm cells are faster than the female x-sperm cells, and they tend to get to the egg first. To improve your chances of conceiving a baby boy, you should have intercourse a day before ovulation, on the day of ovulation, and a day after it.

    Can I feel ovulation?

     You may experience lower abdominal discomfort, a slight rise in body temperature, and changes in cervical mucus during ovulation. Prior to ovulation, your cervical mucus is cloudy and thicker, and a few days before ovulation it becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy like raw egg whites. Immediately following ovulation, your body temperature can increase by 0.4 to 1.0 degrees Fahrenheit. About 20% of women feel discomfort or pain in their lower abdomen as the egg leaves the ovary. This condition is known as 'mittelschmerz', and it usually lasts from a few minutes to several hours.

     What happens in my body during ovulation?

     The process of ovulation is triggered by the release of Luteinizing Hormone (LH). The levels of this hormone increase significantly about 1-2 days before ovulation, causing the egg to be released from the ovary (this increase is known as the 'LH surge'). The egg travels down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. If fertilization does not occur within 24 to 48 hours after ovulation, the egg disintegrates and is expelled with the uterus lining at the start of your next period, usually 12-16 days later. If fertilization occurs, the egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus and begins its growth, resulting in a pregnancy.

     

     

     

NOTE: This article is based on facts collected from the net, from various housewives and different articles. We do not guarantee its veracity and authenticity. So if you want to rely on its contents, it will be at your own risk. BEST OF LUCK.
 

 


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