The Maiden, or the child stage, is the earliest stage. The maiden is very curious, very passionate, very much of a risk taker. They don’t conform. Maidens color outside the lines and don’t care what it looks like. They’re very innocent and free-spirited.
The Mother is a nurturer, a caretaker, and she puts others before herself. She gives up herself for the good of her family. The Mother also recognizes the way she was as a Maiden, when maybe she burned the candle at both ends, and improves herself because of it.
Then there’s the Crone, or old woman, phase. The Crone lives in her own style and doesn’t really care about replicating or being a carbon copy of anyone else. She’s perfectly in tune with herself. She’ll wear what she wants without caring about what other people think. She’s very self-possessed and un-self-conscious.
Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system is involved in sexual activity and fertility, and includes organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones. Other parts of the body also affect the development and functioning of the reproductive system. They are the Hypothalamus (an area of the brain), Pituitary gland and adrenal gland.
Puberty is a sequence of events in which physical changes occur, resulting in adult physical characteristics and capacity to reproduce. These physical changes are regulated by changes in the levels of hormones that are produced by the pituitary gland—luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. At birth, levels of these hormones are high, but they decrease within a few months and remain low until puberty.
Menstruation is the shedding of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) accompanied by bleeding. It occurs in approximately monthly cycles throughout a woman's reproductive life, except during pregnancy. Menstruation starts during puberty (at menarche) and stops permanently at menopause. (Menopause is defined as 1 year after the last menstrual cycle.)
Around menopause, changes in the female reproductive organs occur rapidly. Menstrual cycles stop, and the ovaries stop producing estrogen.
A few common conditions that can affect a women reproductive system are: Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea (painful periods), Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) Amenorrhea (absence of bleeding), Uterine fibroids, Intestinal cystitis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), Vaginal yeast infection, Uterine prolapse, ovarian cysts, urinary infections.
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