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Menstrual Phases

The menstrual cycle will be divided into 4 phases to simplify timing: menses (menstruation), proliferative, secretory and premenstrual. Ovulation is between proliferative and secretory phases, and it will be considered an intermediate time.

Follicular phase has been divided up into menstruation and proliferative phases. Menstruation is when the uterus lining is shed. The proliferative phase is from the end of menstruation until ovulation: this is the time when the uterus rebuilds to prepare for potential pregnancy.

Luteal phase has been divided into secretory and premenstrual phases. The corpus luteum which produces progesterone is present during the secretory phase. Premenstrual phase begins after the corpus luteum disintegrates, and it ends at the beginning of menstruation.

Determining Menstrual Phase

Temperature is often used as an indicator, but sometimes abnormal temperatures can give false indications of phase. Mucus is a more reliable way to determine phase. If one is unsure of phase, it is better to wait a day or two after taking any herbs or other supplements before trying to determine phase. Temperature can fluctuate soon after herbs are taken, and phyto-hormones can affect mucus. See the links under resources for more.

Menses

Menses (menstruation) is determined by menstrual shedding.

Proliferative

Proliferative phase begins once menstruation stops. Sometimes, menstruation can stop for a day, then resume. This phase is when estrogen levels gradually start to rise.

When estrogen levels are low, there is an absence of cervical mucus. A clear indication of being definitely a few days into proliferative phase is when mucus starts. Increasing estrogen levels influence mucus to be clear and watery.

Temperature for proliferative phase normally ranges from 36.2°C (97.2°F) to 36.5°C (97.7°F).

Ovulation

Increased cervical mucus that is clear (like raw egg white) and stretchy is an indication of ovulation. Swollen genitals and a feeling of itching near where the ovaries are located are sometimes associated with ovulation.

Secretory

Thick (creamy) unclear (white/yellow) mucus and higher body temperature are signs of secretory phase.

Dominant progesterone levels cause mucus to be thick and unclear.

Temperature for secretory phase normally ranges between 36.5℃ (97.7℉) to 37℃ (98.6℉). Progesterone produced by the corpus luteum in comparison to lower estrogen raises body temperature. If body temperature is significantly higher than 37℃ (98.6℉), or if you have hot-flashes, see estrogen response.

Premenstrual

Premenstrual syndrome symptoms are likely from a sudden decrease in progestogen synthesis. Here, body temperature lowers under 36.5℃ (97.7℉).

Mucus remains thick during premenstrual. It gets gooey and cheesy-like closer to menstruation.

Birth control pills

When birth control pills (BCP) are used, there may not be ovulation and secretory phase. There's menses and a time like premenstrual phase.

Lunar Calendar

full moon
≈ Full Moon
≈ 97% illuminated
13 days old
waxing
UTC 2021 Sep 19

Menstrual phases can synchronize with the Moon's phases, but it is not always so. The beginning of menstruation is associated with New Moon, and the occurance of full moon is associated with ovulation. This is a less reliable way of determining menstrual phases.

2021 Menstrual Calendar
New 1Qtr Full 3Qtr
Sep 7 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 29
Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20
Menses / Proliferative Ovulation Secretory / Premenstrual
2021 September 19 UTC

Symptoms

The symptom of hot-flashes are associated with abnormally high body temperature. An excessive imbalance of progesterone should be avoided. Decreased fertility may underlie symptoms indicating increased progesterone or prolactin. Hot-flashes are associated with lower than normal estrogen sensitivity.


Diagrams of folliculogenesis

diagram of folliculogenesis phases
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Breast enhancement; health blog

- September 08, 2021
Still doing work on NBE

About swelling - June 30, 2021
Hints for swelling

About plateauing - May 24, 2021
Hint for plateauing

Anon08 - May 31, 2021
New picture of growth

Menses phase update - May 24, 2021
Update for herb schedule for menses

Estrogenic properties of hops and thistles - May 05, 2021
Hops has phytoestrogens that circulate continuously in the body. Anecdotally, thistles seems to behave like this towards different estrogen receptors.

Supplement efficacy - April 28, 2021
In one program, the effects of a supplement didn't work completely as expected. This was compensated for.

Herb schedule update - April 28, 2021
Herb schedule was improved and works more consistently for proliferative phase, secretory phase and with BCP use.

Updated theory on progesterone response for herb schedule - April 17, 2021
Focus primarily on progesterone response, then secondarily on estrogen response for proliferative and luteal phases. Aim for breast widening and hip growth, rather than breast elongation.

Progesterone balance - April 15, 2021
Progesterone balance

Hirsutism04 - April 12, 2021
Hirsutism04 program

Anon08: consistent growth - March 14, 2021
Consistent growth of about a cup size per month.

Herbs with primarily phytoprogestin properties - April 27, 2021
Herbs and edible oils that contain phytoprogestins and aren't noticeably estrogenic.

Herbs similar to fenugreek - February 11, 2021
Herbs that are similar to fenugreek: that they contain both phyto-progestins and phyto-estrogens. These herbs may contain different balances of these phytohormones and contain other varying properties.

NBE guide - February 10, 2021
Basic guide and updated herb schedules for botanical breast enlargement. Also, an ideal starting point.

Luteal phase program - February 02, 2021
Herb program for luteal phase, and parts of documented herb program showing minor growth.

About BCP use - February 02, 2021
About birth control pill (BCP) use and cycles. Another program is documented here showing growth.

Adjustment of sesame use - January 26, 2021
Adjustments to proportion of sesame seed.

Topical use - January 25, 2021
Avoid using topicals on hip area, so hormonal effects on the surface can be expected to be the same as on the reproductive tract. Also, limit topicals to secretory phase, complementary to the herb schedule.

Maca; Lepidium meyenii - February 05, 2021
Basic hormonal and beneficial metabolic properties.

Hirsutism02 journal - March 29, 2020
Improvement of alcopecia and hirsutism. Her hair conditions improved: body hair lowered, and scalp hair has grown back. There were noticeable but minor gains in breast and hip size.

Jellies's NBE results - April 05, 2020
Before and after of Jellie's breast growth, from about 1 month on a herb program. Latest picture is of February 10, 2020. She also had described hip growth, that is not shown in pictures. [Results are from a C cup to an E cup.]

Breast Development and Endocrinology, 3rd Ed - May 22, 2019
Expanded and clarified details for Breast Development and Endocrinology 3rd edition. From now on, this will be volume 1. These edits will reflect in Super Bazongas. Herb schedule will be edited, but same herb combinations will be used as basis. Future releases of Super Bazongas will be volume 2.

Super Bazongas, volume 2; note - February 11, 2021
Super Bazongas, Vol 2, is currently unavailable. It will be updated at a later time. See program journals for more recent information. See the guide, especially

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