1. Track your menstrual cycle! It’s important to know if any changes happen.
2. Each month one of your ovaries releases an egg. This is a process called ovulation.
3. Your menstrual cycle is counted from first day of one period to the first day of the next.
5. For the first few years after menstruation begins, long cycles are common. Menstrual cycles tend to shorten and become more regular as you age.
7. NORMAL IS WHATS NORMAL FOR YOU!!
• End date - How long does your period last?
• Flow - Does it seem more lighter or heavier than usual?
• Abnormal Bleeding - Are you bleeding in between periods?
• Pain - Does the pain feel worse than usual?
• Pregnancy or breastfeeding - A missed period can be an early sign of pregnancy. Breast-feeding typically delays the return of menstruation after pregnancy.
• Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - Can cause irregular menstrual bleeding.
- Enlarged ovaries that contain fluid called follicles.
• Eating disorders, extreme weight loss or excessive exercising
• Premature ovarian failure - loss of normal ovarian function before age 40
10. Birth control pills help regulate periods.
11. Women lose about 30 mL to 45 mL (about 2 to 3 tablespoons) of blood during a period.
12. Pooping more on your period is normal & common.
16. You’ll have different types of discharge throughout your cycle.
• Egg White - Stretchy, slippery, wet, translucent and like the uncooked white of an egg.
- Leading up to the day of ovulation.
• Sticky - Gummy, rubbery but not wet.
- Days after your period.
• Creamy - Smooth like hand lotion, may be watery or thin.
• Atypical - Something unusual or unexpected.
- Chunky, Foamy.
- Foul smell, like fish.
- color, green.
Beware of unnormal discharge
• Heating pads
• Massage the area
• I personally stretch my stomach and it helps (lean my back over something)