How Long Do You Ovulate After Your Period?

Ovulation is a phenomenon that occurs every month in females of reproductive or childbearing age. Ovulation usually occurs in and around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle consisting of 28 days. In this phenomenon, an egg is released from the follicles of the ovaries and travels from there to the fallopian tube to get fertilized. There are many processes that take place prior to ovulation occurring.

The follicle in the ovaries starts to mature between the 6th and 14th day of the menstrual cycle. Around the 10th to 14th day an egg is developed. This egg is normally released in and around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation is quite an important factor in deciding whether a female will get pregnant. Thus if you are planning on expanding your family and trying to conceive then it is important for you to know how long do you ovulate after your period.

How Long Do You Ovulate After Your Period?

How Long Do You Ovulate After Your Period?

Under normal circumstances, one cycle of ovulation lasts for about 12 to 24 hours. As soon as an egg is released from the ovaries, it will dissolve within a time span of 12-24 hours if it is not fertilized. If there is no fertilization of the egg, then the egg and the uterine lining tend to shed and you will have menstrual periods within two weeks. Thus, it can be said that you ovulate for a maximum of one day after your periods.

Ovulation occurs every month and if an egg does not get fertilized this month there is always a chance of it getting fertilized the next month provided you keep a track of your menstrual periods and make use of the tools that are available which can tell you whether you are currently ovulating or about to ovulate.

There is however always a chance of you getting pregnant despite the egg not fertilizing on the same day that you ovulate. There is a window of about six days where a female is most fertile and has every chance of getting pregnant. These six days consist of five days leading to the ovulation and the day of the ovulation. This is because a sperm from a male can survive inside the female body for up to five days. Hence if you have an unprotected sexual intercourse with your partner during these six days then there is every chance of you getting pregnant as the sperm is still alive to embrace the unfertilized egg and fertilizes it as it travels through the fallopian tube.

Once the egg is fertilized, it continues its journey and gets lodged inside the uterus where further development of the egg takes place. The actual conception occurs in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube.

It takes about a week to 10 days for actual conception to take place after the egg is fertilized in the uterus. In essence, the answer to the question on How Long do You Ovulate After your Periods is 12-24 hours.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:March 9, 2018

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