Taking your cervical temperature

When a woman ovulates (or releases an egg) her temperature rises slightly and stays elevated for at least 10 days. Taking your temperature daily can reveal this pattern to show you when your body tends to do this. As a guide, ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the next period is due to arrive.

Physical signs of ovulation

Each month, women experience ovulation - the phase of the menstrual cycle that involves one of the ovaries releasing an egg (ovum). It generally occurs about two weeks before your period starts. If that ovum meets a sperm on its path along the fallopian tube, your journey to motherhood has begun.

Ovulation phase of menstrual cycle

When a woman ovulates, she releases a mature egg from one ovary (or two eggs if she is having twins). The egg is released into the adjacent fallopian tube and can survive in the woman's body for around 12 to 24 hours. Sperm needs to reach the egg before this time lapses. When a woman ovulates, she releases a mature egg from one ovary (or two eggs if she is having twins). The egg is released into the adjacent fallopian tube and can survive in the woman's body for around 12 to 24 hours. Sperm needs to reach the egg before this time lapses.An egg is most likely to be fertilised to conceive a baby if the sperm are already present, waiting in the fallopian tube, so they reach the egg soon after it is released.

Contraception – Implanon

The contraceptive Implanon works in a similar way to progesterone injections, by stopping ovulation, thinning the lining of the uterus and thickening the mucous in the cervix. It lasts for three years, unless removed before this time and is more than 99% effective.

Contraception

Contraception or birth control options are varied and women needing to choose a contraception are advised to research all the birth control choices. Find out which contraception will work for you. Choices include Implanon, condoms, contraceptive pill and more. Research contraception at Kidspot.

Baby-making sex

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