Poll: Why do you ovulate AFTER your period?

Anonymous 08/24/2017. 5 answers
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Wouldn't it make sense to ovulate before your period because you get your period because you're not pregnant

5 Answers

MissA 04/24/2017.

You do realize that periods recur every month, right? So you ovulate after your last period and before your next one.

John 04/24/2017.

The egg only lives a short amount of time. Once the egg is gone, there is no reason to have a built up uterine lining.

Marc 04/24/2017.

No. You ovulate and if the egg is not fertilized that is what causes the period to happen. If the egg was fertilized then a series of hormonal event would occur to stop the period.

Kristi 04/24/2017.

You do ovulate before your period. 95% of women ovulate between 12 and 16 days BEFORE their NEXT menstruation.

STEPHEN 04/24/2017.

If you ovulated before your period the egg would get flushed out with the period.