Body and Cycle

Here you can learn more about the female cycle and the process behind it.

Endometriosis- Every 10th woman is affected

The disease endometriosis, which is often related to infertility, is not taken seriously by many. Endometriosis is widespread. Every 10th woman is affected. Endometriosis is a disease of the uterine…

The period. Full stop.

It is much more than a constant in a woman's life , or an annoying and necessary evil, or opportunity for a "that's-not-my-second-round-of-potato-chips-and-hand-me-some-more-chocolate-would-you" kind of evening".   Menstruation is also…

The first half of the menstrual cycle.

In the build-up phase, also follicle (maturation) phase, preovulation phase or proliferation phase, the egg cell matures.   The hormones FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinising hormone), which are…

How long should the menstrual cycle last?

Every woman remembers her very first period. Some of us have been taken by surprise in the classic school toilet scenario, at worst with no tampons or pads on hand.…

The fertile window.

The female menstrual cycle is a fascinating, yet complex affair. It is divided into different phases, which in turn are controlled by different hormones and other factors. The question of…

Allow me to introduce myself: The Ovaries.

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. In the female embryo, the pre-stages of hundreds of thousands of egg cells are already formed in the womb, but relatively…

Multiple ovulation / Hyperovulation

What is hyperovulation and why does it happen?   In order to reproduce, the human species needs the following: a uterus, a sperm cell and an egg cell. The exception,…

Allow me to introduce myself: The Uterus.

The tasks of the uterus include the accommodating of the fertilised egg, the supply of oxygen and nutrients during the embryonic, fetal and prenatal development phase, and contracting in labour.…

The inconsistencies of the female cycle.

The female cycle is like life itself: things don't always work according to plan.   After all, it takes years for a cycle to find its balance and even then…

Cloudy with a chance of blood drops – the second half of the cycle.

In the transformation phase, also known as the luteal phase, the empty follicle in the ovary is transformed into the corpus luteum.   The corpus luteum produces the hormone progesterone,…

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