The last few weeks have been horrifying for so many people with uteruses. The news of some states criminalizing abortion is so unthinkable it’s rendered many of us speechless. Canada isn’t innocent when it comes to abortion access either… but at least it’s legal.
In today’s period pride post, we explore what happens in our bodies during ovulation. Hint: this is a great time in the cycle to either try for or totally avoid pregnancy. We’ve added resources to the bottom of this article re: abortion access and how you can help.
Let’s dive in… Naturopathic Doctor Joanna Rosenfeld explains what’s happening in our bodies…
Ovulation occurs after estrogen levels peak, causing a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH), which allows for the egg to be released from the follicle. The egg then travels down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. A structure called the corpus luteum forms in the ovary where the egg just left, which secretes progesterone - the dominant hormone in the next phase of our cycle.