Are periods just horrible or necessary for fertility? Well, both. For some it’s a torment, for others a necessary evil, for even others, it’s a jackpot and they ride a weak and short wave.
However we experience our period, it is part of most women’s lives and absolutely necessary for female fertility. If there has been no implantation during the cycle, the lining of the uterus becomes detached and bleeds through the vagina. After the period, a new lining of the uterus builds up in order to ensure the best conditions for implantation for a possible pregnancy. In this sense, the period could be seen as a means of fertility. However, the assumption that stronger periods would lead to higher fertility is not correct. This consolation must, unfortunately, be torn down.
Because a heavy bleeding does not mean that more uterine lining has come off and even with weak periods it does not necessarily mean that not everything that had to come out has come out. Everything between three and seven days is normal for monthly bleeding. If the duration or strength of the period suddenly changes significantly, gynaecological advice is advisable.