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.

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 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 »

Cervix Cycle Day 1

Cervix Cycle Day 1: See up close what the cervix looks like, and read about cramping, bleeding, and what breasts feel like on this day in the cycle. ... 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 »

Menstrual Period Abnormalities

A normal menstrual period is between 3-7 days long, and a normal menstrual cycle is between 21 and 35 days long with an average of 28 days. Menstrual cycle abnormalities are often related to ovulation issues. ... read more »

Can Stress Delay My Period?

I've been so stressed out and my period has been late for the past few months. I keep thinking there must be a correlation, but I'm not sure. Can stress delay my period? ... read more »

Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle 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 »

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 »

Cycles Too Short

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

Brown Period/Red Period: Is Something Wrong?

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 noted. ... read more »

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 »

Can I Get Pregnant Any Day of the Month?

When it comes to conception, the human body is an amazing entity that changes like the ebbs and flows of a river. There are times when fertility is at the highest, but that doesn’t mean fertility is limited to those times. ... read more »

Women Who Work Hourly Shifts Are More Likely to Miscarry

Many women do not have this type of regularity in their jobs and they have to work hourly shifts that can switch at any time. Besides being exhausting, this type of work schedule can also affect a woman’s fertility and menstrual cycles.  ... 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 »