Your Cycle 101
There are four phases to the female menstrual cycle, and they can vary in their length. When counting your cycle, day 1 is the day bleeding starts. The end of the cycle is the day before the bleeding starts again, repeating day one. An average cycle can range between 21 and 34 days, and yet, still be considered normal.
Day 14 is ovulation day, therefore, if you bleed day 1, 13 days later, you will ovulate. Ovulation is the body’s …show more content…
There are five characters in the play “ The Woman’s Menstrual Cycle”:
Pituitary gland which is a little gland that is behind the eyes
Hypothalamus area of your brain above the pituitary gland
Ovary glands, which are two glands on the left and right side of the lower abdomen that are close to the fallopian tubes
Follicles that contain eggs
Uterus a pear-sized muscle that is between the bladder and …show more content…
Simple terms: The progesterone released tells the uterus to stop growing and start making a home for a baby. Though, if no pregnancy results, the progesterone levels are decreased.
Act 4 - The Final Act
If no pregnancy results from the cycle, bleeding will begin. The bleeding will start exactly 14 days after ovulation in each cycle.
As you can see, the woman’s menstrual cycle is very involved, relying on glands, organs, and hormones.
What is the bleeding from a period?
The bleeding is the uterine lining that was thickened. when the uterus is shedding the lining it is getting prepared for the next cycle in the story will begin again.
What if my bleeding varies each month?
It is not uncommon to have irregular cycles, but if you are trying to become pregnant, try to calculate them to average your days. This will help you try to predict your ovulation. Ovulation kits are available over the counter, but seeing your doctor is always recommended with any questions about your menstrual