Female cycle explained simply

The female cycle is much more than the complex interplay of different hormones: it sets the pace of your life, the captain at the helm of your mood, and the basis for the emergence of a new life. We think it's great, impressive, and a cause for celebration. What nature has invented is a true miracle. But miracles don't just have to happen to us, do they? It is important to know your cycle and to be able to listen to it. That is why we explain the 3 phases of the cycle that a woman experiences every month.


Phase 1: menstruation

Honestly, we don't have to explain much more to you here, do we? But what many don't know: the cycle begins (mathematically) on the first day of menstruation. That's why the start of the trackle cycle is marked red in the app. It's not super thin, but it's easy to remember.

Phase 2: "Follicular phase" - begins

The FSH hormone matures the egg follicles - and this increases the level of estrogen in the blood. Your body begins to prepare for pregnancy. When there is enough estrogen in the blood, the LH hormone enters and triggers ovulation. In this phase, your fertility is at its peak: the egg is on its way and can meet the sperm that is already waiting for it or just given birth. Sperm can survive in the body for up to five days, which is why the fertile phase is much longer than just the time around ovulation.

Phase 3: "luteal phase" - strange word, spectacular effect

This is the optimal use of leftovers: the follicle from which the egg has burst becomes an important element in the menstrual cycle itself. It produces progesterone, which raises the core body temperature and prepares the uterus for the potential new arrival. What if there's no newcomer to see? Then the unnecessary mucous membrane is eliminated again.