Month: December 2016

The Menstrual Cycle

In order for a woman to have the potential to become pregnant the following must be true of her menstrual cycle so that fertilization and implantation is possible. The woman’s ovarian and anterior pituitary hormones behave normally during her cycle to develop a mature egg and prepare the uterus for implantation.

The below chart illustrates the changes in a woman’s body during the menstrual cycle. Each term is explained in the following glossary.