If you are a woman, have you considered how much what is happening in your uterus affects your daily life? We often talk about the ovaries and the important part they play in the monthly menstrual cycle, but it is equally important that she learns about the uterus.
Here is a great anatomy figure you can share with your daughter.
- The uterus is like a balloon. The wall of the uterus is a thick muscle and there is a space in the center.
- Lining the inside of the space in the center is a special part of the uterus called the endometrium. This is where a new bed is made during each menstrual cycle to care for a growing baby if one has been made.
- If there is no baby during that menstrual cycle, the endometrium breaks into pieces and is cleansed out of the uterus. The broken pieces pass through the vagina and out of the body forming what we know as your period.
It helps young girls when they learn that their period is the result of a healthy cleansing process of their body.
When you are teaching your daughter about puberty, don’t forget about the uterus.