As a woman, our hormones play a much larger role in our lives than we may realize. From our general health to sexual development and reproduction, our hormones are at the forefront of many systems within our bodies that impact us every day, whether we realize it or not.
“It’s that time of the month!”
We’ve all heard it, and said it a million times, however, something that is often overlooked is that your period isn’t just a portion of the month. Your menstrual cycle actually includes four phases that span out over the course of one full month. So while you may actually only “bleed” for one week, your body is undergoing changes throughout all four of these phases every month.
In honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at the menstrual cycle as a whole, and how we can work with our body during these different phases. Continue reading “Honoring Your Menstrual Cycle [I Am Woman Series]”
As a female, your reproductive system plays a major role in many aspects of your life. From monthly menstrual cycles to pregnancy, to your day-to-day hormone levels, it is crucial that your reproductive health is maintained to keep your body functioning properly.
This month, in honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at just how important your reproductive health is as a female, and how to ensure it is prioritized through every stage of life.
Expecting a baby is an exciting time, full of anticipation and joy. There are so many fun things to do to prepare like nesting, buying baby clothes, and thinking up names, just to name a few! Continue reading “Working Out While Pregnant”
The cervix. Everyone assigned female at birth has one and has surely heard about them before, but, do you really know what this amazing organ does? Understanding the anatomy and importance of the cervix is a great way to continue celebrating 30 years of female empowerment and all of the incredible aspects of the female body within our I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood.
What Is The Cervix?
Before diving into the role of the cervix, it’s important to understand what it is and where it’s located. The cervix is a passageway or tube that connects the vagina to the uterus. Although being only roughly 2 inches in size, the structure of the cervix is quite complex. There are three main parts to the cervix; the end closest to the vaginal opening called the ectocervix, the middle, tube-like area called the endocervical canal, and the opening closest to the uterus named the internal Os. The opening of the cervix is very small and only minimally expands to let discharge, menstrual blood, or sperm pass through.
When it comes to pregnancy and our menstrual cycles, the uterus is truly the star of the show. However, we don’t always give our uterus the credit it deserves. It is truly a powerhouse of an organ. Taking a deep dive into its functions and purpose is the perfect way to celebrate I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood.