It is ‘that time of the month’ and you may have harboured since long, many questions about this monthly phenomenon. But either felt shy to ask people or never really found someone you’re comfortable enough with to address your doubts. This article aims to take you on a personal guided ride through the Menstrual Cycle and clarify many queries women have about the changes they experience during their monthly cycle and help them cope with the various emotions and experiences they go through.
Many women commonly refer to the term “Period” as a synonym for menstrual cycle. But in reality there is a lot more happening in your body, all through the month, which collectively forms the menstrual cycle. A normal menstrual cycle is a well- coordinated cycle consisting of simultaneous hormonal changes, and physical changes in the ovaries and uterus. Many changes in the first half of the month occur in preparation for pregnancy. In case the egg does not get fertilized, the lining of the womb (uterus) is shed causing bleeding through the vagina.