Ovulation is important but if you’re not actively trying to get pregnant, you might not actually know that much about the process. Knowing about ovulation can help you understand more about your body and your reproductive health.
In order to better understand ovulation in general, INSIDER turned to several experts to get the low-down.
If you don’t know much about the process of ovulation, besides the fact that you might experience it, you may not even understand what it is in the first place.
“[Ovulation] refers to the release of the egg from the ovary [and] occurs once a month,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, who is double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, told INSIDER. “Once the egg is released it ‘lives’ or is viable for about 24 hours after ovulation.”
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