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Our menstrual cycle is a gift and should be treated as sacred. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ MENSTRUAL PHASE / NEW MOON (day 1-5)⠀⠀ The uterus sheds the inner lining of soft tissue and blood vessels which exits our bodies in the form of menstrual fluid through the vagina.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ FOLLICULAR PHASE / WAXING MOON (day 1-13)⠀⠀ During this stage the follicles in the ovaries mature and ends with ovulation. The main hormone controlling this stage is estradiol. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ OVULATION PHASE / FULL MOON (day 14)⠀⠀ The pituitary gland secretes a hormone that causes our ovaries to release a matured egg which flows into the fallopian tube on the 14th day of our cycle. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ LUTEAL PHASE / WANING MOON (day 15-28)⠀⠀ This stage happens after ovulation and before the menstrual phase. The egg that is released during the ovulation phase stays in the fallopian tube for 24 hours. During this time the lining of your uterus normally gets thicker to prepare for a possible pregnancy or if sperm does not impregnate the egg within that time, the egg disintegrates and ends with the menstrual phase.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ©2017 Designs By Duvet Days / All Rights Reserved⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Shop:

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