What are my Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Q & A – Understanding Ovulation

Q & A – Understanding Ovulation

What Is Ovulation?

Ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is made available to be fertilized.  Approximately every month an egg will mature within one of your ovaries. As it reaches maturity, the egg is released by the ovary where it enters the fallopian tube to make its way towards waiting for sperm and the uterus.

The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for the fertilized egg. If no conception occurs, the uterine lining, as well as blood, will be shed.  The shedding of an unfertilized egg and the uterine wall is the time of menstruation. read more

What are my Chances of Getting Pregnant?

What are my Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Are you thinking about having sex or have you had sex already?  What are your odds of getting pregnant if you use condoms?  Condoms are the most common type of birth control.

Studies show that if 100 women have unprotected sex for a year, 85 of them will become pregnant.  Of those who use a male condom most of the time, 18 out of 100 will become pregnant.  And, of women whose partners used male condoms perfectly, 2 out of 100 of them will become pregnant.  If you would like more information on failure rates for other types of birth control, information can be found on the CDC’s website. read more