Am I normal? - Periods
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Did you know?
You are most fertile for the five days before you ovulate and then for a couple of days afterwards.
Up to 20 follicles start to develop in every cycle, but only one or occasionally two will mature into fully formed eggs ready to be fertilised.
Sometimes, if two eggs mature in one cycle, a second egg can be released a whole 24 hours after the first egg.
Unfertilised eggs only survive for about 24 hours after ovulation.
You don't necessarily ovulate 14 days after a period - unless your cycle is a textbook 28 days. You ovulate 14 days before day one of your next period.
Normal periods can last anything from a very lucky one day to a miserable eight days - the average length of a period is four to five days.
You normally lose about 80mls of blood during a period – that's about 16 teaspoons.