The female cycle explained simply

The female cycle is not just about the complex interaction of different hormones. The cycle is the clock of our life, the driving captain of our mood and the basis for the creation of new life. What nature has invented is a real miracle. It is important to know your cycle to listen to it. We are going to explain to you here the 3 phases of the cycle that a woman experiences every month.


Phase 1: the cycle and the rules

Every month, we are all affected by the rules. The menstrual cycle begins (mathematically) on the first day of menstruation. This is why the beginning of the cycle is marked in red in the calendar of the trackle application.

Phase 2: the cycle and the follicular phase

The FSH hormone causes the follicles to mature, which increases the level of estrogen in the blood. The body begins to prepare for pregnancy. When there is enough estrogen in the blood, the LH hormone peak is reached which will trigger ovulation. In the follicular phase, fertility is at its maximum: the egg is expelled and the sperm can fertilize it. Sperm can survive in the body for up to five days. This is why the fertile phase is longer than ovulation.

Phase 3: the cycle and the luteal phase - called "corpus luteum"

What is the corpus luteum? This is the ovarian follicle from which the egg burst and which remains after ovulation. The corpus luteum becomes an important part of the cycle. It produces progesterone, which increases basal body temperature and prepares the uterus for the potential newcomer. If the egg is not fertilized, the unnecessary mucous membrane is shed and menstruation begins.