The beginning of female reproductive life occurs with the onset of menstruation . But do you know what menstruation is? It sounds silly, but many people do not know what menstruation is or what to do when it appears or does not appear. Many mothers feel ashamed to talk about these body changes, but it is necessary. How about starting to understand better to be able to explain? So let’s start at the beginning.
All women are born with hormones, we can say that as children they would be asleep, in low activity in the body. The most effective hormonal activity starts at around 10, 11 years old, sometimes earlier in some girls. The stimulation of pituitary provides the changes FSH, progesterone and estrogen, causing the body to initiate changes. Appearance of the breasts, appearance and increase of hair throughout the body, pubic area, armpits and other signs of puberty. With so many changes the mother, girl should be aware, and it is a great time to explain what menstruation is at this stage if you have not already done so.
A humorous explanation and in the language of the kids!
But what is Menstruation of Fact?
Menstruation is the peeling of the inner layer of the uterus that builds up when the eggs are being stimulated to grow to be released and ovulation occurs. We can say that the cycle begins when the release of estrogen and FSH happens, these are responsible for the maturation of the eggs already existing in the girl’s body. All women are born with their egg reserve, approximately 300,000 eggs !! It is important to say that there is no replacement of eggs during life, these are unique. The layer of blood that is stimulated to embrace the embryo fertilized in the uterus is the endometrium, and if there is no fertilization of the egg, then the endometrium is released and the actual menstruation begins.
With the beginning of the menstrual cycle , there is the possibility of pregnancy, the cycles with their phases may or may not be ovulatory, but in principle, in 70% of them a mature egg is released and if not fertilized and implanted, menstruation occurs. Almost all girls at the beginning of the menstrual phase may have an irregular cycle and with the passing of the cycles it may become more regular. The appearance of menstruation may also be strange at first, darker or more orange in color. Usually, a cycle lasts for approximately 28, 30, 32 days, and it always happens after ovulation for around 12 to 14 days.
If menstruation does not appear it can worry the woman if she has an active sex life, a woman who menstruates and has sex life may yes get pregnant, but absence of menstruation is not always caused by pregnancy, there are other possibilities such as anovulatory cycle, hormonal changes and even menopause early . What is dark menstruationlike sludge? it can be a hormonal change or even by using contraceptives. Sludge can also be a sign of the first menstruation at menarche. Some women have lees before and after the living blood. Menstruation can also come in the form of clots and if this happens it is a sign of high estrogen and is normal. In doubt if menstruation is normal? The gynecologist is the specialist for these cases and the mother should take her daughter to the first consultation with the gynecologist as soon as menstruation appears to start monitoring.
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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.