The world of fertility and reproductive health can feel daunting and confusing at times, and there are some things — like how many eggs a woman (or anyone who menstruates) has — that may still remain a mystery to you. But if you’re trying to get pregnant or starting to pay more attention to your cycle for any other reason, you’ll probably have a newfound curiosity about what really goes on in there.
Understanding how many eggs you have, the process of ovulation (how many eggs you release each month), and what lifestyle factors impact your egg count will give you a better idea of how your body works and can empower you to make more informed decisions when it comes to your reproductive health.
Read on to understand more about female egg count and what it means for fertility. A Flo medical expert explains everything you need to know about eggs — from how many eggs you have in your 20s, 30s, and 40s to how ovulation occurs.