What Is Ovulation?

By Twill Care Editors
Reviewed by Alyssa Quimby, M.D.
February 06, 2024

Ovulation is when an ovary releases an egg. For most people, ovulation happens about 14 days before their next period.

If sperm fertilizes the egg after ovulation, that’s conception. Conception usually happens within 24 hours after ovulation. So if you were tracking your ovulation, you may have a good idea of when you conceived.

If you know about what day you ovulated or conceived, tell your doctor or midwife at your first prenatal visit. This info can help them estimate your due date (EDD).

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