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Can someone explain ovulation?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Sure!: Ovulation is release of the egg from the ovary. Women are born with millions of eggs contained in follicles in the ovary. In monthly waves a small group of these begin to grow. Hormones from the pituitary gland stimulate a single follicle to mature and a final surge of hormones signals release of the egg. The follicle produces hormones which prepare the uterus for pregnancy.

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