Fertility Range - Follicular, Fertile Foundations (Phase 2)
Our 4 Phases Medicinal Fertility Teas are designed to focus on each phase of your menstrual cycle to enhance the function of your reproductive organs, hormones and increase your chances of natural conception. When constructing formulas to be taken at different times of your menstrual cycle, we take into consideration all the physiological processes that occur during each phase, viewed from both Western & Eastern and apply medicinal formulas that promote or adjust each stage.
Phase 2. Following the period – Follicular, is the time when the follicles develop in the ovary and the uterine lining is replaced. Phase 2: Follicular Foundations is taken during this time. We recommend taking from the last day of your period till ovulation. For example, if you have a 28-day cycle. Take from Days 5-12
Think of this phase as the pillar of your menstrual cycle. During this phase your endometrial lining in your uterus builds and you grow what is called a dominant follicle. This is all thanks to a hormone called the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) – produced in your brain – and estrogen.
FSH acts on the ovaries to promote the development of several follicles, each one containing an egg. Only one follicle will get to grow up big and strong.
Toward the end of this phase, the ovaries start pumping out estrogen. This makes your uterus lining thick to prepare it for a potential tenant – a fertilised egg! Around this time, you’ll also experience an increase in cervical fluid, which is essentially just a bit of discharge.