Welcome back! The myth: The pill bleed is a real bleed. The truth: No. The bleeding you have on your pill isn’t a real period at all. A real bleed, or a true menstruation, is one that follows ovulation. Since the pill, on the other hand, prevents you from ovulating, you’re not having a true…

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Welcome back menstruators and lovers of menstruators!  This week is all about the birth control pill! So lets start with myth #8! The myth: The pill regulates your cycle. The truth: The pill suppresses your cycle until you don’t have one anymore. The pill has many functions but certainly not to regulate your cycle. It…

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Here’s a good one for you… The myth: Period pain is just something that us menstruators have to deal with. The truth:  You should not be experience debilitating pain during your period. Because period pain is common, we tend to believe it’s normal and just something that comes along with having a uterus. Now let…

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Hi everyone! Today I’m debunking myth #6. The myth: You lose a lot of blood during your period. The truth: The average menstruator only loses about 2 to 4 tablespoons during their whole period! A healthy period is 3 to 6 days long, starts off moderate or heavy, is a nice vibrant red colour like…

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Today’s myth is one of my favourites… and the perpetuation of this myth is actually the reason why I’m on this Earth at all (Hi, Mom!) The myth: You can’t get pregnant on your period. The truth: It’s uncommon, but it does happen (hence me) for two reasons. First, in short cycles, women ovulate early in…

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And…… today’s myth is!  The myth: Ovulation always occurs on day 14.  The truth: Ovulation varies from month to month. In longer cycles, ovulation will occur later in the cycle and in shorter cycles, ovulation will occur sooner.  Recall, ovulation is when the egg leaves the ovary. The idea that this occurs on day 14…

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Welcome back! Today’s myth… The myth: A woman can get pregnant at any time during her cycle.  The truth: There are only a limited number of days during a woman’s cycle when pregnancy is possible.  In fact, most of the time, a woman is infertile. To become pregnant, a woman needs to ovulate. Ovulation is…

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And I’m back with your first myth!  The myth: The menstrual cycle should be 28 days long. The truth: A normal cycle varies between 24 and 35 days. Maybe in an effort to simplify sex ed, we were told that anything other than a 28-day cycle is abnormal. Not true.  So how do you know…

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Hi Everyone! — Hi Mom — if you don’t know me already, I’m Chloe and I’m crazy about the menstrual cycle.  I’m an AFAP-certified Justisse Fertility Awareness Educator.  I help wild women reconnect with their cycle and take back control of their health and fertility.  That means preventing pregnancy without hormonal contraceptives, achieving pregnancy when…

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