It is possible to create an ovulation chart by tracking the timing of menstrual cycles for at least three consecutive months, as explained by WebMD. Ovulation typically occurs about halfway through the overall menstrual ... More » Health Women's Health Menstruation

A temperature chart is a tool that many women use when attempting to conceive, according to WebMD. By tracking basal body temperature over the course of a few menstrual cycles, women can identify a pattern in the minute ... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy

According to the Whelan Method, a technique named for author Elizabeth Whelan, the best time during a woman’s cycle to conceive a boy is four to six days prior to ovulation, notes Whelan based her techniqu... More »

A short menstrual cycle, which is defined as one that lasts fewer than 21 days, typically signifies that ovulation has not occurred or that it has occurred early in the monthly cycle, according to Shady Grove Fertility. ... More »

Blood clots are generally normal during menstrual cycles, although at times it could indicate an issue, claims WebMD. On days when menstruating is the heaviest, clots are more likely to occur due to blood expelling rapid... More »

Brown menstrual blood is likely just old blood that is slowly leaving the uterus, especially if it occurs towards the end of a woman's cycle, explains WebMD. The presence of brown blood may also accompany heavy bleeding ... More » Health Women's Health Menstruation

Changes in the menstrual cycle can result from taking contraception, eating disorders, stress, lack of sleep, or a sharp increase in exercise, among many other factors, according to WebMD. Other factors that can affect a... More »