Where am I in my Menstrual Cycle?
Where am I in my menstrual cycle?
So you’ve learned that there are 4 phases of your cycle! Now what? How do you know which phase you’re in? Click HERE for the quiz!
(Inner Winter) Approximate Cycle days 1-7
The menstrual phase is the start of your cycle. Cycle day 1 is the first day of your bleed. This phase ends when your bleeding ends. Anywhere beentween Cycle days 3 to 7.
Q. Does spotting before your period count?
A. No. We consider the first day of the cycle the first day of bleeding.
(Inner Spring) Approximate Cycle days 8-12
The follicular phase starts when your bleeding is finished and lasts up until a couple days before ovulation.
(Inner Summer) Approximate Cycle days 13-15
Ovulation happens in the middle of your cycle. Ovulation occurs around day 14 in a 28 day cycle. We like to count a couple days before and a couple days after as our ovulation phase.
Approximate ovulation day by cycle length
(Inner Fall) Approximate Cycle days 16-28
The luteal phase is our longest phase. This lasts from a couple days after we ovulate to the day of our next cycle (our next bleed!)
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