Unlocking Fertility: The Ovulation Breakdown

Unlocking Fertility: The Ovulation Breakdown

Welcome to the third chapter of our Cycle School series, where we unravel the intricacies of ovulation.

Understanding Ovulation Timing:

Ovulation typically occurs around the midpoint of your cycle, but variations exist, especially for those dealing with conditions like PCOS. Irregular periods often signal early, late, or absent ovulation.

Inner 'Summer' Vibes:

Referred to as our inner 'Summer,' this phase signifies a temperature and libido rise. Explore the significance of ovulation in fertility and its broader impact on the body.

Insights into Ovulation: Key Takeaways

  • Oestrogen Peak Before Ovulation:
    • Oestrogen levels peak as the follicle reaches maturity.
    • Some may experience symptoms like breast tenderness or ovulation cramping.
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Surge:
    • Release of a surge of LH triggers the egg's release down the fallopian tube.
    • Days leading up to ovulation are prime for conception, with physical signs indicating fertility.
  • Testosterone Surge:
    • Around ovulation, studies suggest a surge in testosterone levels.
    • Higher testosterone, coupled with peaking oestrogen, boosts libido and energy levels.

The Science Behind Ovulation: A Detailed Look

  • Follicular Growth and Oestrogen Peaks:
    • Follicles mature, producing increasing amounts of oestrogen.
    • Oestrogen peaks right before ovulation.
  • Fertility Signs and Basal Body Temperature:
    • Physical signs indicate the fertile window.
    • Ovulation is confirmed by a spike in basal body temperature.

Navigating Your Feelings During Ovulation

  • Heightened Libido and Confidence:
    • Ovulation is linked to a peak in libido.
    • Increased testosterone and oestrogen boost confidence and communication skills.
  • Challenges:
    • Some experience breast tenderness or ovulation cramping.
    • Post-ovulation, a decrease in oestrogen and a rise in progesterone may lead to fatigue and sensitivity.

Self-Care Strategies for Ovulation:


Harness hormonal energy with strength training during the ovulation phase.


Combat the negative effects of excess oestrogen with foods aiding liver processing, like kale and broccoli. Prioritize Omega-3 fatty acids for overall health, especially if considering pregnancy.


Embrace pleasure during ovulation; reduce stress and enjoy the journey, particularly if trying to conceive.

Transition and Rest:

Recognize ovulation as a transition from high-energy vibes to a more sensitive phase. Avoid burnout by not pushing too hard and ensuring adequate rest post-ovulation.

In summary, understanding and embracing the nuances of ovulation can empower you to navigate this phase with mindfulness and care.

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