Mid-Cycle Bleeding: What does it mean and what to do about it
Do you suffer from mid-cycle bleeding? Are you worried about what it means? Is mid-cycle bleeding common?
Watch the video or continue reading to learn about mid-cycle bleeding and what it could be telling you about your fertility.
Around 5% of women experience what is commonly referred to as spotting. Light spotting occurs when light blood is released 1-2 days before, during or just after the ovulation period.
Spotting vs Mid-Cycle bleeding
During this time, where the body is undergoing many hormonal changes, this light bleed usually indicates that you are experiencing a high amount of luteinising progesterone and luteinising hormone around your ovulation period.
Spotting is not to be mistaken with mid-cycle bleeding, which unlike spotting whereby commonly only a light amount of blood is released around the ovulation period, mid-cycle bleeding involves visibly heavy or prolonged bleeding.
What your cycle is telling you
Our bodies, along with our cycles, are constantly communicating to us. It’s vital we listen and respond and act accordingly to these messages to ensure optimum awareness of our individual patterns. Our cycles signal these messages to us in different ways including:
- Mid-cycle bleeding
- Heavy bleeding
- The colour of your blood
By navigating our cycles in such a way, we are able to identify and potentially cancel out causes for concern. For example, for women who are looking at natural contraceptives, it’s really helpful to look at your cycle as it allows you to determine the interval between your bleeding prior to entering the safe zone again.
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What can impact your cycle?
Tracking your cycle allows you to gauge more of an understanding of the pattern your body tends to follow, which can be useful in allowing you to determine when mid-cycle bleeding occurs and what it can mean at the various stages of your cycle.
There are an array of factors that can impact your cycle. These can range from, and are not limited to:
- An alteration of medication or new medication
- Contraceptive means such as the pill, or an IUD
- Lifestyle triggers – if you are experiencing a stressful time in your life
- Health conditions and hormonal imbalances – PCOS, UTIs or UT disorder
- Uterine fibroids
These factors can trigger and display hormonal imbalances which can result in heavy mid-cycle bleeding. In the case that you are experiencing any of these, it’s important you seek professional medical help as it’s very likely there may be an underlying factor you can be assisted with.
Fiona Boulton has been a fertility expert since 2007. Fiona has helped thousands of women to have their happy healthy babies following her 6-pillar epigenetic protocol, the Fertile Lifestyle Course.
If you would like to receive personalised support to help you achieve faster fertility success, apply for a private consultation with Fiona or her team today: https://fertilelifestyleconsult.com/
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