A 41-year-old member asked:
Can someone explain ovulation?
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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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