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Ovulation refers to the release of an egg from the ovary. Getting pregnant is possible during ovulation.

What is ovulation?

Ovulation refers to the release of an egg from the ovary. The egg is released when the ovarian follicle bursts.

Getting pregnant is possible during ovulation. Ovulation is part of the menstrual cycle and its exact time depends on the length of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation occurs approximately 12–14 days before the start of the next bleeding.

The onset of pregnancy during ovulation is based on the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland during ovulation. The likelihood of pregnancy is high if the LH level is high.

Duration of ovulation

The egg is alive and fertile only for 24 hours after ovulation. Sperm, on the other hand, can remain fertile in the fallopian tube for 2–3 days at best. For this reason, it is recommended to have intercourse two days before ovulation as well as on the day after ovulation.

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Why Felicitas Mehiläinen

Felicitas Mehiläinen is the leading fertility clinic in Finland providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced IVF technology available today.
Over 30 years of experience has made it possible for the Felicitas Mehiläinen to offer the highest standards of patient care and reproductive health services in a modern and comfortable clinic.
Our doctors and scientists have always been at the forefront of IVF science and development; in fact, our founder, was part of the team involved in the birth of the Finland’s first IVF baby in 1984.
We always remain focused on the individual needs of each and every patient. We always put out patients first, and that is why we work so hard to listen to and treat every patient individually.