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About Menstruation

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Day 1 of Period

Menstruation is the monthly preparation of a lady for conception, this menstrual cycle sets the womb and internal system of the lady ready to accommodate a pregnancy and hold a baby. The menstrual cycle lasts for about 21 – 28 days, with the bleeding period lasting only 3 – 8 days, the menstrual blood and tissue flow from your uterus through the small opening in your cervix and pass out of your body through your vagina. The menstrual cycle of every lady varies with different patterns, signs and symptoms. As much as it is could be painful and stressful, it is highly anticipated by every woman, and we will always have to endure until after menopause.

The first 3 – 8 days are called the bleeding period or menstrual bleeding and this doesn’t happen when pregnancy occur. This is basically why when we get pregnant, we tell our friends/ partner “I missed my period”. Anyway, the first day the menstrual cycle could be weakening, painful or even mood changing, but the luckiest ones are those who enjoy a pain free menstrual period, not just at the beginning but throughout the bleeding period. Thumbs up to the ladies, as it is not easy to undergo the pain every month.
Basically, every lady has her own unique body system, it is therefore necessary to take note of your body type. The truth is, knowing your menstrual dates is not enough but having proper knowledge of how your body works is paramount. Knowing if your period changes after a while or remains the same every year is necessary, to avoid being visited unaware by our monthly period.

Do girls get pregnant during menstruation?
‘Yes, because sperm cells can live up to five days inside a woman’s reproductive tract, it is possible that some sperm cells can survive until you ovulate. Also, some women’s menstrual cycle are not the same with others with 28-day interval, so shorter or longer ovulation period give sperms a better chance to fertilize an egg.

All that occurs on the first day is the coming down of the blood and tissue lining in the uterus or womb, after which it leaves the body through the vagina. This bleeding lasts for about 3 to 8 days, but an average of 5days.

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