The phases of the cycle

The menstrual cycle includes several phases. The exact timing of the phases of the cycle is a little bit different for every woman and can change over time.

Cycle days (approximate)Events of the menstrual cycle
Days 1-5The first day of menstrual bleeding is considered Day 1 of the cycle.Your period can last anywhere from 3 to 8 days, but 5 days is average.Bleeding is usually heaviest on the first 2 days.
Days 6-14Once the bleeding stops, the uterine lining (also called the endometrium) begins to prepare for the possibility of a pregnancy.The uterine lining becomes thicker and enriched in blood and nutrients.
Day 14-25Somewhere around day 14, an egg is released from one of the ovaries and begins its journey down the fallopian tubes to the uterus.If sperm are present in the fallopian tube at this time, fertilization can occur.In this case the fertilized egg will travel to the uterus and attempt to implant in the uterine wall.
Days 25-28If the egg was not fertilized or implantation does not occur, hormonal changes signal the uterus to prepare to shed its lining, and the egg breaks down and is shed along with lining.The cycle begins again on Day 1 menstrual bleeding.
https://www.yourperiod.ca/normal-periods/menstrual-cycle-basics/

What can you do to support your biology?

  • Nourish your body well and correctly
  • Move your body in the right way
  • Exercise correctly to support the cycle
  • Rest when needed
  • Schedule events when you know you will have the energy to socialize
  • Schedule work projects when you will have the focus and energy to prioritize it.

Want to learn more about this? Want to support your body with nutrients through diet, the right kinds of workouts and stress management?

Get in touch.

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Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle Eggers. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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