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Your period has finished by now. One of your ovaries is getting ready to release an egg. The ovaries are also producing lots of oestrogen. Oestrogen kick-starts some important processes in your body:

  • Your fallopian tubes and cervix produce ‘fertile mucus’, which helps and protects any sperm along its way.
  • A new lining – the endometrium – starts growing in your uterus. A fertilised egg will bury itself in the endometrium.
  • By the end of this week, the ovary is ready to release an egg – this is called ovulation.

Ovulation and sex

Ovulation usually happens around day 14 if you have a 28-day menstrual cycle. You will be more likely to get pregnant if you have sex 1-3 days before ovulation.

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