Connection of Endocrine Glands with the Female Reproductive System

The female reproductive system works in an extraordinary way, but as we are unable to observe with the naked eye, only deepening in knowledge and details to understand the true grandeur of its functioning and everything that surrounds it.

The best way to get rid of doubts and taboos surrounding the menstrual cycle is to know the female anatomy and everything that is said about the female reproductive system, far beyond basic knowledge.

The Female Reproductive System

Even observing detailed images with information from the female reproductive system, it is very difficult to understand how everything works and what is the function of each organ. That is why it is necessary to understand the particularity of each of the “gears” of the female body.

Ovaries

The ovaries are small pouches that come close to the size of an almond. They belong only to the female reproductive system and are responsible for producing reproductive cells, or popularly known, as eggs.

What is considered normal in female anatomy is that every woman has two ovaries , each located on one side of the uterus and totally interconnected by the fallopian tubes (fallopian tubes).

Within the ovaries there are thousands of small follicles where inside each of them a single egg is housed, which during this phase is called an oocyte. At each menstrual cycle one of these follicles is developed and released in the form of an egg to complete the entire cycle.

IMPORTANT: Women who have only one ovary are not considered infertile and can become pregnant.

The follicles that develop with each cycle are responsible for the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that will cause the menstrual cycle to occur normally.

Unlike the male reproductive system, sperm are produced continuously. The female reproductive system has already developed since the mother’s womb, where the baby girl is born with thousands of follicles that will accompany her throughout life.

Uterus

The uterus is the best-known organ of the female reproductive system and also considered the largest that makes up this entire structure. Its function is to house, nourish and protect the fetus until the day of its birth, providing all the necessary nutrients to ensure its proper development.

At each cycle, the entire lining of the uterine wall, also known as the endometrium , prepares to receive and nourish an embryo. When this fertilization does not occur, all of this lining comes off and is discarded through menstrual blood , earning it the name of menstruation.

Vagina

The vagina is the female sexual organ that extends to the cervix and its entire internal set that reaches the uterus. With the appearance of an opening, it is formed by the vulva and two holes: urinary (urethra) and the genital (vagina), in addition to the vaginal canal and hymen.

During the menstrual cycle it is through the vagina that the endometrium (menstrual blood) is expelled from the body. Menstrual bleeding descends from the uterus and passes through the orifice of the cervix and out through the vaginal opening.

In addition to being the opening for the release of menstrual blood, the vagina has a very acidic environment that balances and protects the entry of bacteria that cause some vaginal or fungal infections. This protection is also very effective during pregnancy, where it serves as protection so that bacteria do not endanger the life of the developing fetus.

Cervix

A part that is often overlooked when it comes to the female reproductive system, the cervix is ​​a fundamental “piece” of the woman’s anatomy. It is a name that is widely remembered at the time of delivery, as dilation is necessary for normal delivery to occur.

But the cervix is ​​extremely important in the woman’s body and in all its functioning, as it is part of the connection between the vagina and the uterus and thus be one of those responsible for conception or also help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

In the syntothermic method, the cervix has a fundamental role to guarantee a good result and obviously to have better knowledge about the functioning of the female reproductive system and to each signal that your body gives.

Unlike what many people believe, the cervix is ​​not just a passage. It produces fluids and has its characteristic moisture that even helps and increases the mobility of sperm to the uterus.

This fluid, also known as cervical mucus, is what allows a woman to conceive naturally. Since if it did not exist, the acidic environment of the vagina would not allow sperm to reach the uterus alive.

IMPORTANT: For women who do not have this evident mucus, there are lubricating gels that act as the mucus and still assist in conception.

But for the joy of those who want to avoid pregnancy, this cervical mucus is only produced when the woman is ovulating and thus facilitates control to know when to have a protected sexual relationship or not.

But in order to guarantee the effectiveness of the syntothermic method, it is necessary to daily monitor the presence of this mucus and any changes in the body. Therefore, we do not advise you to use this method until you know in depth how it works and clarify all your doubts.

Fallopian tube

The fallopian tubes are the arms of the female reproductive system. These are the channels that connect the uterus to the ovaries, also known as fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes, in addition to making this interconnection, have a similar function to that of a network, which collects the egg released in the ovulation process and also transports the sperm to it, then directing the egg that was fertilized to the uterus.

The two ends of the fallopian tubes consist of very finger-like structures that are called fimbrias, which facilitates the targeting of the eggs. Its interior is lined with tiny hairs that, through wavy movements, manage to lead the fertilized egg to the uterus with great ease.

It is a big mistake to say that the fertilization process takes place inside the uterus, when in fact the whole process still occurs in the fallopian tubes . Without the whole process of the tubes next to the eggs and sperm, it would be impossible to implant the embryo in the uterus.

Pituitary Gland and the Hypothalamus

It may seem a little confusing, right after showing an image of the anatomy of the female reproductive system, quote about the brain. But the truth is that nothing works in the menstrual cycle, if the endocrine system doesn’t work and those parts are located in our brain.

The female reproductive system is constantly in communication with the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus , which makes a real team responsible for keeping the body functioning in balance, as well as the entire menstrual cycle process.

Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland, also known as the pituitary gland, is a gland that is located in the brain, high above the brain stem. It is the size of a pea and is responsible for the production of some hormones responsible for growth, body temperature control, thyroid function and the reproductive system.

Working in partnership with the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland is responsible for the production of two hormones responsible for the proper functioning of the menstrual cycle: the luteinizing hormone (LH) and the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

Hypothalamus

The hypothalamus is a small part of the brain, the size of an almond, located just above the pituitary gland. Responsible for extremely important functions of the body, such as hunger, thirst, body temperature and control of behavior and emotions and in this case in greater evidence, active in the female reproductive system.

The hypothalamus is responsible for the production of the hormone gonadotropin (GnRH), which in turn is responsible for activating the pituitary gland so that the hormones LH and FSH are produced. Hormones that act in the production of male and female hormones, as well as in the maturation of eggs and sperm.

It is important to understand each function of the female reproductive system, from brain functions to the functioning of the menstrual cycle. Leave limited learning for the female reproductive system and expand our knowledge.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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