What is the Menstrual Cycle? How is Menstrual Cycle Calculated?

The first thing you need to do to get pregnant is to follow your menstrual cycle regularly. If you know how many days your menstrual cycle lasts and how long your period is, you can easily determine the time of ovulation. So how do you determine your ovulation period? Don’t worry, we’ve researched everything you need to know for you. Let’s start!

What is the menstrual cycle?

What is the menstrual cycle, also called the menstrual cycle, let’s start with that first.

The menstrual cycle is the preparation of the body for a possible pregnancy in the 1-month period. Your ovaries release your egg when it’s time to ovulate. If your egg meets the sperm, you have a chance of getting pregnant. But if you do not have any sexual intercourse or do not become pregnant for any other reason (such as protection), your egg will hatch and menstruation will begin.

How many periods is the menstrual cycle divided into?

The menstrual cycle can be divided into 3 phases based on the ovarian cycle in the ovary or the uterine cycle in the uterus. Ovarian cycle;

  • follicular phase,
  • Ovulation,
  • It consists of the luteal phase.

The uterine cycle is;

  • Number,
  • proliferative phase,
  • It is divided into the secretory phase.

How is the menstrual cycle calculated?

When calculating the menstrual cycle, the period from the date of the woman’s menstruation to the day when the next menstrual bleeding will begin is taken as a basis. At this point , the question of how many days the menstrual cycle lasts may come to mind . On average, the duration of the normal menstrual cycle is considered to be 28 days. But don’t worry if this time is different for you. Because, according to experts, the menstrual cycle between 21 and 35 days is normal. In a month, you will have about 5-6 days as your period.

However, if your menstrual cycle lasts less than 21 days or longer than 35 days, you better know that you are experiencing menstrual irregularity . In that case, you’d better go to the doctor. Today , there are some applications where you can track your menstrual cycle , you can benefit from them.

What is the ovulation period and how is it calculated?

The time in your menstrual cycle when you are most likely to get pregnant is called the ovulation period. It is important to know the duration of your menstrual cycle to calculate the ovulation period. If the average menstrual cycle is considered to be 28 days, the day of ovulation coincides with the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. Generally, between the 12th and 16th days of the cycle is considered ovulation.

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