Fertility Awareness Fun Facts
I’ve been obsessed with women’s health and fertility. I feel that it’s my job to educate others about what our body is capable of.
So today, I want to provide you with some cool facts about your body!
My goals is to educate you so that you’ll treat your body with more respect! I often find that my clients (and myself) have a distorted view of the body. We don’t really know what our body is capable of and we don’t listen to it when it speaks to us.
So today I’m just sharing some interesting facts about our cycle health.
1. A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have!
You have about 6-7 million eggs before being born and this slowly declines with age. –> Theoretically, when your grandmother was carrying your mother in her womb, you were a teeny tiny egg in your mom’s ovaries.
2. We often believe that the bleed is the main event of a healthy cycle but ovulation is key! It only occurs on one day in a cycle. For ovulation, an egg needs to be released. You should typically notice a change in cervical fluid (stretchy, egg-white), slippery wiping sensation, cervix position or positive LH strip. If you’re not ovulating, then you’re not having a true cycle.
3. You are only fertile 6 days of your entire menstrual cycle. Men are fertile all the time!
5 days sperm survives in fertile cervical fluid + 1 day where the egg survives for 24 hours after ovulation = 6 days
4. Theoretically you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding full-time. This is because while breastfeeding, ovulation is suppressed due to prolactin being produced which suppresses the hormones that trigger ovulation.
5. Sorry ladies, but when we have sex on our periods we can get pregnant. There are some women who have short cycles and ovulate early. Combine this with the time that sperm survives in the womb waiting for an egg means that fertilisation can occur!
Feel free to reply to this email with any questions you have!
Love and Light,
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