Uncomplicate your cycle
Your cycle is so much more than your period.
- Follicle stimulating hormone
- Luteinising hormone
Now that you know which phase you’re in,
let’s learn more about what’s going on in your body—and how to adjust your routine accordingly.
The start of your period actually marks the start of your follicular phase: the first half of your cycle.
As you finish bleeding and your estrogen levels start to rise, you may notice a boost in energy and lift in mood.
Your period blood might look pink at first, before turning bright red as your uterine lining starts to shed. A dark red or brown color usually just indicates blood that’s been in the uterus for longer.
My period is super heavy or painful—is that normal?
"If you are passing large blood clots each cycle, have to restrict your activity for days each cycle, experience severe fatigue, or soak more than one tampon each hour for several hours each cycle, then you should see your doctor and assess your cycles."-- Dr. Banafsheh Bayati
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Also known as your period, when you shed your uterine lining.
Bleeding is usually heaviest during the first 2 days. While your PMS symptoms should start to improve at the start of your period, you might still experience cramps, fatigue, bloating, and sore breasts.
You might experience some vaginal dryness in the days following your period. But as you get closer to ovulation, you might see cloudy discharge with a creamy consistency.
When during my cycle am I the most fertile?
“During the follicular phase—for a solid 7 days before ovulation occurs—fertility tends to be at its peak."-- Dr. Banafsheh Bayati
Ovulation marks the middle of your cycle, when the egg drops from your ovary, down the fallopian tube, and towards your uterus.
You might notice an increased sex drive, and some light breast tenderness and bloating. This stage typically lasts about 24 hours.
During ovulation, you might notice that your discharge has the consistency of egg whites—clear and sticky, or even watery. It’s also common to experience some light spotting.
Is it normal to experience spotting or cramping in the middle of my cycle?
"When you're ovulating, it's possible that fluctuations in your hormones can cause you to spot or stain. If it's a heavier amount of bleeding, it's a good idea to check in with your provider."-- Dr. Banafsheh Bayati
During the second half of your cycle, your body starts to gear up for either pregnancy or your period.
You may notice that you’re feeling more fatigued, and as you get closer to the start of your period, you might experience PMS symptoms: cramping, bloating, and mood swings.
After ovulation, you may notice that the texture of your discharge becomes thick, dry, and pasty. On some days it might be absent altogether—and as you get closer to your period, you might start to experience spotting.
Why do I feel so moody?
"The luteal phase can sometimes be really challenging. Our hormones change significantly, which can lead to PMS issues—including our mood, which can sometimes be hard to deal with. Be kind and gentle to yourself, and talk to a doctor if you need to."-- Dr. Banafsheh Bayati
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