A little about Ovulation

Ovulation Chart
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Ovulation is a phase of the female menstrual cycle that involves the release of an egg (ovum) from one of the ovaries and generally occurs about two weeks before the onset of the menstrual period.

Typical ovulation symptoms and signs include changes in cervical mucus, abdominal pain and a small rise in basal temperature.

For most women, ovulation occurs about once every month apart from when pregnant or breastfeeding.  However, some women experience irregular ovulation or no ovulation at all which makes it difficult to use 'timing' for baby gender selection.

The Cervical Mucus is one of the signs your body sends out to let you know ovulation is approaching and can assist with the timing of baby gender selection. The more you know of how your body works, the easier it is to achieve it!!

Fertile mucus helps the sperm find its way into the cervix.  After ovulation the hormone progesterone causes the mucus to change to an infertile type within a day or two. The mucus diminishes in quantity, becoming thick, sticky, preventing sperm  from entering the uterus.

A typical example below based on a regular 28 day cycle:

Ovulation Chart
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