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!

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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You may have heard of spotting or have experienced bleeding between periods yourself and wondered why it happens, and if it’s normal. Here at Natural Cycles, we’re going to walk you through the differences between periods and spotting, the causes of spotting and why tracking your menstrual cycle can unlock hidden knowledge about your fertility.

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Understand the link between ovulation and temperature and how this connection is important for tracking fertility. Read on to find out how your temperature changes over the course of the menstrual cycle, what other factors can affect body temp., and how tracking your fertility puts you in control to plan or prevent a pregnancy - all while teaching you more about your body.

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