Hey girl… your period is NOT the main event of your cycle… Lets talk about The #1 Myth About Periods + My Favorite Foods to Support Ovulation
You’re probably assumed your whole life that our cycle’s main event is menstruation, but that’s actually false 🙅♀️
It is actually ovulation 🤯
When we ovulate, the body releases an egg from a follicle (think: a tiny lil egg sack) we either get pregnant, or no more than 16 days later we get a period.
The follicle that held the egg? 🥚 It turns itself into a gland called the corpus luteum, which secretes progesterone during the luteal phase.
No ovulation = no progesterone.
What is the purpose of progesterone? Oh girl… uh everything? It might be my favorite hormone.
If we get pregnant it supports baby through the first trimester, but progesterone has a PLETHORA of benefits for our bodies too like reducing inflammation, calming the mind and body, promoting deeper sleep, counterbalancing estrogen’s PMS effects, encouraging GABA production in the brain, and helping us handle stress/ anxiety.
When we aren’t ovulating it compromises our overall health!
NOTE: Most forms of Hormonal Birth Control work by suppressing ovulation
Anovulation (not ovulating) can be caused by a number of different things such as:
The best way to tell if you’re ovulating it to track your BBT – I like Femometer or Tempdrop
⭐️ If you aren’t ovulating, it is important to get to the root of why and address what’s happening in the body.
I guide my clients through this process inside of Hormone Bootcamp to help them achieve ovulation so that they’re reaping the benefits of healthy af progesterone levels!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.