Ovulation is a part of the menstrual cycle. During ovulation, one of the ovaries releases an egg (an oocyte). The egg then travels down the fallopian tubes and may be met by a sperm and become fertilized.
When does ovulation occur?
On average, ovulation usually occurs between 12 and 16 days before your period starts. Depending on your unique cycle, it could be a couple of days earlier or later. On average, our Cyclers ovulate on CD 18. Your body releases LH (Luteinizing hormone) to initiate ovulation. You can read more about LH here.
What about multiple ovulations?
Multiple ovulations may occur. In that case, the second ovulation will only happen within 24 hours of the first one. Read more.
What are Anovulatory cycles?
An anovulatory cycle is a cycle without ovulation. You can read more about anovulatory cycles here.