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Ovulation is a term that often comes together with pregnancy. However, some women may experience anovulation, or the absence of ovulation in a menstrual cycle. This makes you wonder, is pregnancy possible without ovulation? Let’s find out by learning more about anovulation and how it can affect your ability to get pregnant.
What Is Anovulation?
In a menstrual cycle, the ovaries normally release an egg at around 14 days before your next menstrual flow. However, in some instances, the ovaries fail to produce and release an egg. This is called anovulation. In an anovulatory menstrual cycle, the woman may still have her period, but no egg is released from her ovary.
Is Pregnancy Without Ovulation Possible?
Pregnancy or conception happens when a male sperm successfully fertilized a female egg. Since eggs aren’t released without ovulation, pregnancy will not be possible.
However, if you are not ovulating due to certain conditions, treatments are available to help correct the problem. [Read more…]