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Female cycle explained simply

The female cycle is so much more than the complex interplay of different hormones - it sets the pace in your life, the captain at the helm of your mood and the basis for the emergence of new life. We think it's great, impressive and cause for celebration. What nature has come up with is a real miracle. But miracles don't just have to happen to us, do they? It's important to know your cycle and be able to listen to it. That's why we're explaining the 3 cycle phases 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 do not know: the cycle begins (mathematically) on the first day of menstruation. That is why the start of the trackle cycle is marked in red in the app. It's not super subtle - but it's easy to remember.

  • Phase 2: "Follicle phase" - it starts

    The hormone FSH causes egg follicles to mature - and this increases the estrogen level in the blood. Your body starts preparing for pregnancy. When there is enough estrogen in the blood, the hormone LH comes in and triggers ovulation. In this phase, your fertility is at its highest: the egg cell is on its way and can meet the sperm that are already waiting for it or are freshly delivered. The 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

    That's optimal use of leftovers: The follicle from which the egg cell has burst becomes an important element in the menstrual cycle itself. It produces progesterone, which raises core body temperature and prepares the uterus for the potential new arrival. And if there is no newcomer to be seen? Then the unneeded mucous membrane is shed again.