Trackle Glossary

  • wake-up temperature

    The wake-up temperature refers to the temperature that is measured immediately after waking up.

  • bleeding

    Menstruation, also known as bleeding or a period: every cycle, a layer of mucous membrane is built up in the uterus, a nest for the fertilized egg cell. If pregnancy does not occur, this layer of mucous membrane is expelled with menstruation.

  • ovaries

    The ovaries contain the immature egg cells.

  • ovulation

    Ovulation is the moment when the mature egg cell "jumps" from the ovaries into the fallopian tube. The mature egg cell makes its way into the womb (uterus) and can now be fertilized.

  • conception

    Conception, or fertilization, is the moment when the egg cell and sperm fuse and a new person is born.

  • follicular phase

    The follicular phase is a phase of the cycle. It begins on the first day of menstruation (day 1 of the cycle) and ends on the day of ovulation.

  • v

    follicle stimulating hormone. It is controlled by the pituitary gland.

  • cervix

    Cervix, cervix or cervix is the lower part of the uterus that can be felt in the vagina. The cyclic changes in the cervix, like the cervical mucus, are another sign of cycle monitoring.

  • Calendar method

    The calendar method is one of the first natural family planning methods. Here the ovulation is calculated based on the cycle length.

  • LH

    luteinizing hormone. It is controlled by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the formation of the corpus luteum.

  • Menstruation

    Menstruation, also known as bleeding or a period: every cycle, a layer of mucous membrane is built up in the uterus, a nest for the fertilized egg cell. If pregnancy does not occur, this layer of mucous membrane is expelled with menstruation.

  • NFP

    NFP stands for natural family planning and describes the generic term for all methods of natural family planning.

  • Pearl Index

    The Pearl Index assesses the safety of contraceptives. The lower the Pearl Index, the safer the contraceptive.

  • PMS

    PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome. It denotes the emotional and physical discomfort associated with the cycle.

  • sheath

    The vagina, or vagina, is a muscular tube that connects the uterus to the vulva.

  • Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone found in both men and women, albeit in different concentrations.

  • Zervixschleim

    Cervical mucus is made in the glands of the cervix. It is influenced by the hormones estrogen and progesterone and changes in appearance and consistency throughout the cycle.

  • cycle

    The cycle begins on the first day of menstruation and ends on the last day before the next bleeding.

  • fertilization

    Fertilization is the moment when the egg cell and sperm fuse and a new person is born.

  • Yellow body

    The corpus luteum or corpus luteum is formed in the ovary after ovulation. The hormone progesterone is produced in the corpus luteum.

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  • implantation

    The nidation or implantation refers to the implantation of the fertilized egg cell in the uterine lining.

  • egg cell

    The egg cell or oocyte is the female germ cell, the carrier of the female genetic material.

  • follicle

    The follicle or follicle is the covering of the maturing egg cell.

  • fertility window

    The fertile window, or fertile window, is the period of time in the menstrual cycle when you can get pregnant. This period begins five days before ovulation and ends three days after ovulation.

  • uterus

    Womb or uterus is one of the female sex organs. After conception, the fertilized egg nests in the uterus and grows there until the birth.

  • corpus luteum

    Yellow body or corpus luteum is formed in the ovary after ovulation. The hormone progesterone is produced in the corpus luteum.

  • core body temperature

    Core body temperature is the temperature measured in the body. The core body temperature increases after ovulation due to the influence of the hormone progesterone.

  • Luteale Phase

    The luteal phase is a phase of the menstrual cycle. It begins the day after ovulation and ends on the last day of the cycle.

  • middle pain

    Middle pain is a short, cramping pain in the left or right lower abdomen that is triggered by ovulation. It is one of the secondary signs of fertility and can only provide additional information about the fertile time.

  • estrogen

    Estrogen is a sex hormone. It is formed in the maturing egg cell. Among other things, estrogen causes changes in the cervical mucus. The more estrogen is formed, the clearer and more spinnable the cervical mucus becomes.

  • Period of time

    Menstruation, also known as bleeding or a period: every cycle, a layer of mucous membrane is built up in the uterus, a nest for the fertilized egg cell. If pregnancy does not occur, this layer of mucous membrane is expelled with menstruation.

  • Progesterone

    Progesterone is a sex hormone. It is formed by the corpus luteum or corpus luteum. Among other things, progesterone causes the core body temperature to rise.

  • Temperaturmethode

    The temperature method is a method of natural family planning. The hormone progesterone causes the temperature to rise after ovulation. This rise in temperature is observed and used to determine ovulation.

  • prevention

    Contraception means preventing conception. There are essentially three different types of contraception: hormonal, mechanical or natural contraception.

  • intermenstrual bleeding

    Intermenstrual bleeding, or ovulation bleeding, is bleeding related to ovulation. It is a secondary sign of fertility and can only provide additional information about the fertile period.