The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your menstrual period (bleeding) and ends on the day before your next period. Your first cycle day (CD) is the first day you see bright red blood. The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones and female fertility depends on this cycle.

Vaginal Discharge

I have yellow discharge, what does that mean? ... read more »

Length of Bleeding

Does the length of my menses (bleeding) have an effect on my menstrual cycle? ... read more »

Fertility during Menstrual Cycle

For how many days in my cycle can I get pregnant? ... read more »

28-Day Cycle And Ovulation

My cycle is 28 days, when do I ovulate? Is there a way that I can find out the exact day I ovulate? What if my cycles are shorter than 28 days? ... read more »

TTC After IUD Removal

Can I get pregnant after IUD removal? The IUD acts locally on the uterus and the fallopian tube preventing pregnancy. It does not have an effect on ovulation. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptom caused by endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may at first look watery and slightly bloody and could soon develop into heavier vaginal bleeding. ... read more »

All About the Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills are now more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. ... read more »

I Took Provera and Still Didn't Get My Period

I have no period and did not bleed at all even after taking Provera. What does this mean? ... read more »

Questions About Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Periods or Bleeding Abnormalities: A Window into a Woman's Health

Your menstrual cycles are a window into your health. They are considered your fifth vital sign as they may indicate other medical issues now or in the future. ... read more »

Your Menstrual Cycle and Periods (Menstruation): A Window into Your Health

The timing of the menstrual cycle and ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant. ... read more »

Cervical Changes During Menstrual Cycle (Photos)

Witness the cervical changes that take place during a full menstrual cycle. The pictures below are from a cervix of a 25-year-old woman who has never given birth before. ... read more »

Next Menstrual Periods Calculator and Calendar

Calculate your periods for the next 12 months! ... read more »

The Menstrual Cycle Days

A menstrual cycle is the time period starting on your first day of your menstrual period, the time you bleed, and it ends the day before the next next menstrual period. ... read more »

Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle Always 28 Days Long?

Menstrual cycles can vary from one woman to another as well as for each woman, and ovulation does not always happen on the exact same day, even in women with regular cycles. ... read more »

The Menstrual Cycle and Period

Learn more about fertility and your menstrual cycle and bleeding. ... read more »

Menstrual Cycle - Regular or Not

My cycles are 28 and 23 days ... read more »

Menstrual Cycle Calculator

Follow your period to see if your menstrual cycles are normal. ... read more »

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... read more »

How Obesity Affects Fertility and Pregnancy

Obesity in men and women has a significant negative impact on fertility, it increases infertility, and it also increases pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Cinnamon May Help Treat PCOS

Adding cinnamon to the diet may be an effective treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Donʼt Let These 6 Pregnancy Symptoms Fake You Out

These six symptoms of pregnancy are classic but they don't always represent a pregnancy. ... read more »

Dysmenorrhea: Painful Menstrual Periods or Cramps

Dysmenorrhea is defined as a medical condition that involves pain or discomfort during menstruation. ... read more »

What Is an LH Surge?

There are three phases of your menstrual cycle: follicular phase, ovulatory phase, and luteal phase. In terms of the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge, the ovulatory phase is most important. ... read more »

When Is Your Fertility Window?

You only have 5-6 fertile days in your cycle to get pregnant. ... read more »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

The antral follicle count is a method for ovarian reserve testing using transvaginal ultrasound. ... read more »

What Is Cycle Syncing?

Learn about the four phases of the menstrual cycle and the best ways to eat and exercise during each phase! ... read more »

Women’s Risk of STD Infection In Sync With Menstrual Cycle

Research reveals a woman’s risk of STD infection is in sync with her menstrual cycle and it’s all about making it easier for a successful pregnancy to occur. ... read more »

Hyperthyroidism, FSH and LH

Gonadotropin, also known as FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone), could be a cause of infertility in women with hyperthyroidism. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 33

Lower backache on day 33. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 32

The cervix is low and open. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 31

Feeling pretty bloated on day 31. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 30

Breasts are feeling heavy now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 29

The cervix feels dry on day 29. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 28

See what's happening on day 28. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 27

Cervical fluid is tacky on day 27. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 26

Breasts are swelling today. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 25

See what's happening on day 25. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 24

Cervix is high again. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 23

Breast are tender on day 23. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 22

Basal body temperature is starting to rise. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 21

The cervical fluid is dry. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 20

Is mittelschmerz starting? ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 19

Egg-white fluid is now gone. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 18

The cervical fluid looks egg-white. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 17

Certain changes taking place in the cervix now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 16

There is egg-white consistency now. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 15

The cervix is now open and high. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 14

Cervical fluid is watery on day 14. ... read more »

Cervix Cycle Day 13

The cervix is starting to soften up. ... read more »