Day 12 of your Menstrual Cycle

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Day 12 of your Menstrual Cycle

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mature ovarian follicle on day 12 of menstrual cycle

What's happening inside

This mature ovarian follicle contains a fluid-filled cavity (pale pink) known as the follicular antrum. At this stage, just prior to ovulation, one follicle has become much larger than the others, and it is this follicle that will rupture to release an egg.

As your hormone level rises around this stage of your cycle, so might your libido-it seems nature takes care of everything!
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Pregnancy Day by Day

By Consultant Editor, Paula Amato, MD

Original source: Pregnancy Day by Day.

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