Pregnancy is the term used to describe the period in which a fetus develops inside a woman’s womb or uterus.
A period is when a woman’s body releases tissue it no longer needs. This tissue comes from the uterus, which is where a baby (fetus) can develop in the female body. Every month or so, the uterus lining gets thicker to prepare for a fertilized egg if the woman becomes pregnant. If the egg doesn’t get fertilized, that lining is released from the body as blood through the vagina. This monthly process is called menstruation or a period.
Let’s face it: When it comes to puberty and your monthly period, there are lots of things you can’t predict and don’t have power over. For example, you don’t know when you will get your period for the first time or what day of the week it will arrive. But here’s some good news! There are actually a lot of things you can control. You can affect how you feel during your period. You can stay energized and feel great all week long instead of feeling tired or worn out.
The menstrual cycle is the monthly hormonal cycle a female’s body goes through to prepare for pregnancy. Your menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of your period up to the first day of your next period. Your hormone levels (estrogen and progesterone) usually change throughout the menstrual cycle and can cause menstrual symptoms.