Menstrual cycle explanation: Week 2

The menstrual cycle explanation per week. Where week 1 was still dominated by the major cleaning, the second week of the menstrual cycle is marked by the release of the egg cell. What had already started last week, but which you did not notice, will continue in the second week of the menstrual cycle. The crowning is the release of the egg cell and perhaps the beginning of your baby!

Week 2 of the menstrual cycle

In week two of the menstrual cycle the follicles (a kind of eggs incubators) will continue to grow and mature. They start with a size of about 4mm diameter, but quickly grow up to 5 times as large. The uterine lining also grows and becomes thicker. Around day 12 of your menstrual cycle, estrogen levels are the highest. That is the sign for the release of LH hormones in your body.
The LH hormone is the luteinizing hormone that stimulates ovulation in women. If you are working with an ovulation test to determine your LH surge then day 12 is a good time to start testing.

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Menstrual cycle: ovulation or ovulation

The LH hormone causes changes in both your ovary and the follicle. These changes will lead to ovulation or ovulation. If the LH hormone reaches its peak (that is the day on which you have a positive ovulation test), the membranes of the follicles begin to become thinner. After about 36 to 48 hours one of the follicles tears open and the egg is released.

Some women feel their ovulation approaching, because they find themselves more attractive and have more "sense". This is Mother Nature's way of ensuring that women make love at the right time. In addition, there are also women who suffer from ovulation ovulation pain.
In the article "Ovulation symptoms: Recognize that ovulation is coming" you can read more about this.

1 day after ovulation still fertile

No human being is the same and your body also behaves differently over and over again. The moment of ovulation or ovulation can be different every menstrual cycle. A shift from the time of ovulation to a few days is quite normal.
Yet this does not matter if you want to get pregnant. Because the sperm of the man can survive for several days in the fallopian tubes. The sperm cells wait and are ready to fertilize the egg cell.
This means that you can become pregnant if you have sex a few days before ovulation. Even if you have sex one day after ovulation, you can become pregnant. Because the egg still lives for about a day.

Read more about the menstrual cycle explanation in week 3: The fertilization of the egg cell.

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