1. Ovulation: A special process that happens usually once in every menstrual cycle (corresponds to monthly in most women) when hormone changes trigger an ovary to release an egg.

2. Menstrual Cycle: is the regular natural change that occurs in the female reproductive system that makes pregnancy possible. You estimate your cycle by counting from the date of the first day of your last period (not the day it ended), to the day you will bleed again. Common regular cycle is 28 days.

3. Normal Menstrual Cycle: Menstrual cycle of every 21 to 35 days
4. Menstruation/ period: This is a monthly shedding of a female’s womb cover {lining} and contains blood and tissue that exits through the cervix and vagina.

5. First day of menstruation: This is the first day of your period.

6. Normal Bleeding days: Two to seven days

7. Amenorrhea: Means (no period)

8. Dysmenorrhea : means (painful period)

9. Hormones: These are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the body and control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood.

10. Estrogen: An important reproductive hormone, its levels start to rise, and it plays an important role in keeping you healthy, especially by helping you to build strong bones and to help keep them strong as you get older. Estrogen also makes the lining of the uterus (womb) grow and thicken.


Updated: December 28, 2018 — 10:20 am

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