The first couple of weeks after your last period are the golden time for fertilisation. Here's why.What's happening to you?When menstruation ends, your eggs are still ripening in fluid-filled sacs called follicles, located in your ovaries. Hormones are released to help the follicles (each containing one egg) mature faster. Your body usually releases one egg a month, usually on day 14 of your cycle. This is known as ovulation.You can start to help your body prepare for a healthy pregnancy by giving up habits like smoking or excessive drinking. Get plenty of rest and find ways to de-stress through exercise and hobbies you enjoy.By Associate Professor TAN Thiam Chye Head & Senior Consultant, Dr TAN Shu Qi Senior O&G Resident,Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's HospitalCopyright © 2016 HealthHub.sg. All rights reserved.