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Assess your menstrual cycle

A healthy menstrual cycle has a few different components. Read through the multiple factors that can help you determine the  health of your cycle. This information applies to those who are not on hormonal birth control and have had their period for at least 2 years.

Length of your cycle

24-35 days long

Your cycle begins on the first day of your period and lasts until the first day of your next period

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Length of your period

3-7 days long

With at least 1 day of medium or heavy bleeding

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Occurs around the middle of your cycle

Ovulation is when the egg is released from the ovary. This is when you can become pregnant!

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Luteal Phase

Lasts 9-18 days

The luteal phase occurs after you ovulate and lasts until your period

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Cervical Mucus 

You see changes in your cervical mucus

You notice a cycle of:

  • dryness or pastiness in your underwear or toilet paper

  • moist or a wet feeling

  • a snot or egg-white feel or look

  • dry or pasty again before your period

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How You Feel

You should feel ​minimal to no pain

minimal cramping, mood swings, PMS - etc. Pain does not impact daily life at all.

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