Menstrual Cycle

Welcome to CycleMatters, our online sex education and female health hub. Here at Natural Cycles, we’re aware there’s a knowledge gap when it comes to women’s health - something we want to change. Read articles on planning or preventing pregnancy, menstruation and more!

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the uterus, after all it is a pretty impressive organ that plays a huge role in reproductive health! We’ve pulled together three facts you might not know about the uterus, but definitely should! But before we get into those, let’s first answer the question: ‘what is a uterus?’. Read on to find out more...

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Over 90% of women say they get some premenstrual symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, and moodiness.* Many women find they can learn a lot about their body by tracking their symptoms each month and now Natural Cycles is making it easier for all users - whether you’re preventing pregnancy, planning pregnancy, or following pregnancy - to track menstrual cycle symptoms, pain, cervical mucus and more. Read on to find out exactly what’s available and how tracking can teach you more about your body.

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While not affecting all women, ovulation pain, also known as Mittelschmerz (meaning middle pain in German) affects many women during their menstrual cycles. Read on to find out the symptoms and causes of ovulation pain, as well as why knowing your menstrual cycle is key to understanding your fertility.

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For some of us, PMS is a regular part of our cycles, to be expected with the same predictability as the changing of the seasons. Others may wonder ‘what is PMS?’ and be totally unaware of the symptoms and how it can affect others. Read on to find out the meaning of PMS, the theory behind why it happens and some ways we can help reduce and manage the symptoms.

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From mood swings and cramps, to energy bursts and cravings, we know our bodies change throughout our cycles and our skin is no exception. Depending on the time of the month, you might experience oily skin, dry skin, breakouts or a natural glow. Read on to discover the link between skin and hormones and how you can optimize your skincare regime to work with your body’s natural changes.

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