If the egg is not fertilized, it breaks apart. Around Day 22, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop if you are not pregnant. This rapid change in levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause your moods to change. Just as every woman is different so is their sensitivity to hormonal change, some women feel irritable, anxious, or depressed during the premenstrual week while others do not. The probability of getting pregnant around this period is quite low unlike in the day of the fertile window or ovulation. In the last and final step of the menstrual cycle, the unfertilized egg leaves the body along with the thickened uterine lining, beginning on Day 1 of your next period and menstrual cycle.
It is good to note that, clean personal hygiene is essential throughout the menstrual cycle especially on the menstrual bleeding days. Learn to change your pads or menstrual product appropriately in order to prevent infection, and other disease.
Some menstrual product mostly used are the pads and tampons. Most women change their pads every 2 – 3 hours depending on their flow, a tampon should not be worn for more than 8 hours because of the risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS).
Use a product appropriate in size and able to absorb your menstrual bleeding. Also, use a product that will keep you comfortable and free without the fear of being stained and embarrassed. The amount of menstrual blood varies and usually change during a period, it could be light today and heavy the next time.
Try not to get stressed out about anything because stress can actually interfere with ovulation. So the more relaxed you are, the better. Exercising is a healthy habit that keeps one at an ideal and proper weight. But be sure not to overdo, so that it doesn’t affect your ovulation, like ceasing or shortening it. Regular exercise should be done moderately like taking a walk for about two hours each week.