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.

How to Get Pregnant Again in 12 Steps

So you already have a child and now you are trying to get pregnant again. Easy? Maybe not. Read our 12 step program. ... read more »

Causes of Missed Periods Besides Pregnancy

If you are skipping periods and you are not pregnant, you will want to know why. Amenorrhea can be a signal of hormonal conditions that can have unhealthy effects on your body. ... read more »

When To Expect Your Menstrual Period After Giving Birth

A regular Menstrual Period or Bleeding after Birth and Delivery Of The Baby usually come when you start ovulating again. This can last between 3-9 months on average. Breastfeeding may or may not prolong that time. ... 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 »

Cycles Too Short

Are short menstrual cycles a problem? ... read more »

Brown Period/Red Period: Is Something Wrong?

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Is Passing Clots a Safe Part of Your 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. ... read more »

The Female Athlete Triad and Infertility

One of the signs that an exercise and diet regimen is doing more harm than good is amenorrhea (ceasing to have menstrual periods) or oligomenorrhea (having few, irregularly occurring periods). ... read more »

After You’ve Delivered, Say Goodbye to Menstrual Cramps

You’re probably all too familiar with the negative side effects of pregnancy, especially if you’re pregnant. Sometimes, the side effects might even continue after you’ve delivered your baby while your hormones are still running rampant for a few weeks. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Offers Extended Vacation from Menstruation

Even before you’ve actually given birth to your baby, you’ll need to make the decision about whether or not you’ll breastfeed. If you make the choice to do so, you’ll need to start almost right away when your baby gets hungry for the first time outside the womb. ... read more »