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.

Fertility Microscope -When to Test

At what point in my menstrual cycle should I test with the fertility microscope? ... 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 »

Menstrual Cycle - Regular or Not

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

FertilChart BBT Interpretation

The FertilChart guidelines to interpret your charts. ... read more »

Fertility Microscope FAQs

Fertility Microscope Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Instructions ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

What could be wrong if I have irregular menstrual cycles? ... read more »

Mentrual Cycle - First Day

What is the first day of my cycle? Brown spotting or bright red blood? ... 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 »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

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