Menstruation or menstrual period is the regular shedding of the uterine lining about 14 days after ovulation if pregnancy did not happen. Your menstrual period (and also your menstrual cycle) begins on the first day you see bright red blood.
You do not have to stop breastfeeding to conceive, but conception is
harder for some women while breastfeeding. Prolactin (breast milk stimulating hormone) may suppress
ovulation making it difficult to track fertility and to get pregnant.
You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.
An egg is released (ovulation) before your period starts. Some women
have reported conceiving the first month after giving birth before
having their first postpartum menstrual period.
The birth control pill contains active and inactive hormone pills.
Active hormone pills prevent ovulation as well as the lining of the
uterus from thickening. Inactive hormone pills, the seven off-colored
pills in your pack, allow for a monthly menstrual period.
As a teenager I remember the first time I looked down at my feminine
napkin and saw a blood clot. I immediately thought I was dying and after
bawling my eyes out right there in the bathroom I searched for my
mother to find out what was happening to me.
Menstruation is the means by which the uterine lining is expelled from
the body each month. During the three to seven days it takes for most
women to complete a menstrual cycle, changes in blood color may be
You would think with the body expelling the uterine lining during
your menstrual cycle that sex during menstruation should be the safest
time to go unprotected, but that is not the case.
Birth control pills utilize hormones to regulate ovulation and therefore may change the menstrual cycle. After using one birth control prescription for a while your body adjusts to the hormones and you establish a more regular menstrual cycle.
A woman’s menstrual cycle, or period, generally takes 28 to 32 days
to complete. There are some women who have shorter cycles and some who
have longer cycles. The only way to determine your cycle length is to
track your periods on a calendar.
You've just given birth to a baby girl and you've decided to breastfeed.
After about a week at home you notice her breasts have these little
lumps and she passing pink or red discharge in her diaper.
Endometriosis was one of the most painful things
I’ve ever lived through. Every month the cramping felt like knives were
scraping the inside of my uterus and due to irregular bleeding I was
afraid to have intercourse or do anything that could bring my period
Implantation bleeding usually presents about a week before your menstrual period is due to begin (or 9 days after ovulation). Many women refer to this as spotting or do not even notice the bleeding at all. The closer to the day when the menstrual cycle is supposed to begin that the bleeding is noticed, the less chance of it being implantation bleeding.
You can't have a regular menstrual period once you are pregnant, but up to 30% of pregnant women experience some vaginal bleeding, and most go on to have a normal pregnancy. That is not the same as a menstrual period.
Implantation bleeding normally occurs about 3 weeks after the previous menstrual period, which is about a week after ovulation.
Your period or menstrual period: Vaginal bleeding observed on average every 28 days lasting on average 3-5 days and following on average 14 days after ovulation if no pregnancy occurred.
Your path to pregnancy begins with the very first day of your menstrual period and ends with the delivery of the baby, about 40 weeks late.
This regular or irregular mentsrual period and cycle quiz trivia will teach you about your menstrual cycles and period
Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. Ovulation is essential when trying to get pregnant and unless you are pregnant your period usually begins 14 days after ovulation
Ovulation or pre-ovulation bleeding usually happens around mid-cycle and lasts no longer than 1-2 days.
The luteal phase (or secretory phase) is the phase of the menstrual cycle following ovulation until the next menstrual period (bleeding) begins
Missing a menstrual period, especially if you always had regular menstrual periods, is a significant event for most women and the first question you usually ask yourself is: "Am I pregnant because I missed my period?"
When is it safe to get pregnant again after a miscarriage?
Can I get pregnant during my period?
When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill?
My cycle is over 45 days long, what should I do?
After a miscarriage, it can take up to six to eight weeks for your
ovulation to return to normal. And then it takes another two weeks for
your period to come.
I have no periods without prometrium. How can I get pregnant?
Why do I need to get my period before clomiphene?
Is it possible to get my period without ovulation?
When will my next period come on Clomiphene?