Late ovulation: what it is, possible causes and what to do

 Late ovulation: what it is, possible causes and what to do

Lena Fisher

According to WHO (World Health Organization), 278 thousand couples are unable to have children in Brazil, this represents 15% of the total. The difficulty to get pregnant can have several causes, one of them is delayed ovulation.of pregnancy.

In the same way, delayed ovulation can impact women who opt for contraception with the use of the famous "tabelinha". Check out more information below!

What is late ovulation?

Monthly, ovulation is the process responsible for the release of the egg in the uterine tube, so that this egg can be fertilized by a sperm. The common menstrual cycle usually lasts 28 days, in this period, ovulation happens between the 14th and 16th day. However, women with delayed ovulation suffer a delay that can take days or even a whole month.

As a result, delayed ovulation can delay menstruation and reduce women's visibility of their fertile period, which can consequently hinder the planning or contraception of a pregnancy.

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Possible Causes

In general, late ovulation is caused by a few factors. Check them out below:

  • Breastfeeding: during the breastfeeding process, the body releases the hormone prolactin to stimulate the production of milk However, this hormone can reduce the stimulation of ovulation.
  • Stress: Often, excess stress can affect hormonal balance.
  • Medications: anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-psychotics, steroids, chemotherapy drugs, and antidepressants. Moreover, the use of drugs in these cases is also harmful.
  • Polycystic Ovaries It affects the functioning of the ovaries because of the production of testosterone.
  • Disease of thyroid : Thyroid overactivity or hypoactivity also affect ovulation.

What to do?

First of all, it is important to analyze your menstrual cycle as a whole. In this way you will be able to identify patterns and problems.

It is then recommended to follow up with a gynecologist, who will be able to identify the late ovulation, its causes, and how to proceed with the treatment. Usually, the use of hormonal medications prescribed by the doctor can act in the regulation.

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.