Most women have a 28-day menstrual cycle. This means you have about 6 days each month when you can get pregnant. This includes the day that one of your ovaries releases an egg, called ovulation, and the 5 days before. It is important to have sex within this window for getting pregnant.
The female reproductive system is quite complicated but fascinating. It has the capability to function with almost every other body system for the purpose of reproduction. The female reproductive organs can be subdivided into the internal and external genitalia (as showsn in the image).
The 3-5 year period before menopause when your estrogen and hormone levels begin to reduce is called perimenopause. You generally enter into perimenopause in your late 40's and may begin to experience irregular menstrual cycles and symptoms. These may include such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, insomnia etc.
Ensure your intake of vitamins is sufficient through smart food choices and supplements when needed. Vitamins help with bloating, and Vitamin C and zinc are essential to every woman for a healthy reproductive system. Here are some simple guidelines for menstruation-related problems.