Brain to Ovary - It's That Time Again...
Although you may not "think" it, our brain is at the center of our reproductive systems! Up there is a veritable control center sending hormonal signals to other parts of our body to do their jobs. It goes something like this:
Brain to Uterus: U-hoo, do you read me?
Uterus: I'm listening Ms. Brain.
Brain: Did you get pregnant this month?
Uterus: That's a Negatory.
Brain: Then it's time to menstruate. Expect dearest AF.
Body: Menstruation commences. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3...
Brain Center to Ovaries: Ovy, Got a job for you.
Ovary 1: Who me?
Ovary 2: No, not you O1, Brain means me, right?
Brain Center to Ovaries: I'm not fussy - let's make this a competition: let the best ovary win. What I need is ovulation to occur this month. So I'm sending some FSH your way -- the Hormone to Stimulate your Follicles so one will grow and ovulate.
Transmission: FSH, FSH ...
Ovary 1: Received and growing
Ovary 2: Received and growing
Ovary 1: I'm tired. I ovulated last month. AND the month before. I have no plans to ovulate this month.
Text From Ovary 1 to Ovary 2: You go girl, the job's yours.
(Several Days Later...)
Brain to Ovaries: Greetings ovaries. It's time to ovulate. I'm brewing up some LH (luteinizing hormone) to trigger release of the egg. Expect delivery any moment.
Ovary 2: OMG! You think you have all the time in the world, and now it's time to hatch this egg. LH received. Over and out...
(To be continued...)