What Are The 4 Stages Of The Menstrual Cycle?

by Dispatch Yashram on Mar 03, 2022

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It is common for mothers to be concerned, and even confused, about how to talk to their young daughters about periods, period cycle, how it works and, moreover, about how to deal with it and help them too. Read on further to understand how you can teach your daughter about periods; also, how you should deal with it.

What Exactly Happens During The Period Cycle?

Before talking to her, it is important for you to understand the stages in a period cycle –

Pre-Ovulation Phase: The hormones in the body of a woman stimulate the development of eggs and the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, to thicken.

Ovulation Phase: The mature egg is released from the ovary and into the thick lining.

Premenstrual Phase: Hormones trigger your body to continue developing the lining of the uterus for supporting the egg if it gets fertilized, however, when you don’t get pregnant i.e. the egg is not fertilized, the lining is shed through the vaginal opening.

Menstruation Phase: The lining of the uterus leaves through the vaginal opening. This is called the ‘Period’.

Also read: Why Every Woman Should Own A Pair Of Period Panties?

Talking To Your Daughter

When talking to your daughter about puberty, understand that talking about just periods is not enough; talk openly with her about how puberty will make changes in her body; like breast development, hair growth and more.

Remember that –

Don’t Shy Away From Talking About Periods: Start talking about menstruation openly with your daughter once she reaches an age; don’t try to postpone it. You can read our article Why, When & How To Talk The Period Talk With Your Daughter to help you.

Make It Easy for Her To Understand: Talk about it in general terms that are easy for her to understand; mention the changes her body would undergo.

Share Your Own Experience: The best way to make your daughter understand what you are saying is to share your experience/s with her.

Realize That ‘I Don’t Know Is Acceptable: If you don’t know something, it is best to tell her so and then once you know the answer, get back to her.

Never Shrug-Off Any Of Her Concerns: Don’t simply put-off her concerns as childish or meaningless as this will discourage her from asking you her queries or sharing any of her problems. Talk to her gently about her concerns. You can read about tips to deal with your teen’s puberty fears here.

Sit Down With Her And Talk About The Reproductive System: It would be helpful for her to understand more about the reproductive system; talk in a language that is appropriate for her age and makes more sense to her. You can buy her Ms P’s Guide For Girls, a fun book that will help he understand her growing body better.

You can also consider gifting her the period starter pack from Adira which has period panties, a fun-educational book on puberty and a lot of other things to make it easy for her.

Gift Your Daughter A Starter Period Pack


Educating your daughter about the stages of the menstrual cycle is an important part of her overall health and well-being. By providing her with accurate and age-appropriate information, you can help her better understand her body and feel empowered to take care of herself.

Additionally, discussing menstrual health openly and honestly can help to reduce the stigma surrounding periods and promote greater awareness and understanding among girls and women.

So, take the time to have these conversations with your daughter and support her as she navigates this important aspect of growing up.

Welcome your daughter into womanhood!

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