How much do YOU know about periods? Here are three things you should know about what we go through every month.
- Ovulation: This is the state where a woman is most fertile and the start of an egg’s journey from the fallopian tube to the uterus. The egg is fertile in the uterus for 12-24 hours, but since sperm can live for several days you are most fertile the same day or the day before ovulation.
- PMS: During your ovulation you can feel some physical, physiological or emotional bothers. This is called PMS or premenstrual syndrome. One can experience emotional disturbances or changes seven or ten days before expected menstruation. It may be increased irritability, sensitivity, increased fatigue or bloating.
- Period: If the egg doesn’t get fertilized during the ovulation the uterus will after 14 days begin to shed the lining that was built up in case the egg was fertilized. This shedding is a period. Some may experience cramps due to the shedding, the cramps is a contraction from the muscles of the uterus. During a menstrual bleeding it will shed around 1 to 6 tbsp. This varies from woman to woman.