Quick and easy details to start your cycle tracking journey!
Reason's to pay attention to your menstrual cycle,
Menstrual Cycle Four Parts
Part 1: Mensuration
neeping track of cycle metrics will help you more easily see and understand the unique patterns of your cycle. There are many apps available through app stores, online, and even paper charts to print.
Things to look for in a charting app
Personally, I have used the app Kindara for close to a decade. I appreciate the simplicity, paper like charting features, and mood phase mode! This app also has a statistics page where you can see the patterns that emerge over multiple cycles in an easy to read display.
Tools and Resources
Cycle tracking is an empowering tool to add to your health. It is most useful when you are off any hormonal birth control - but can still be utilized and practiced whilst on hormonal birth control.
The more you observe, chart, and notice, the easier and more habitual it gets! You'll start to make connections between quality of life and parts of your cycle. For example, my partner knows I NEED the house cleaner whilst I'm on my luteal phase because the luteal phase hormone cocktail allows for one to focus more on the details. It has helped us to move past our monthly argument and find balance in our lives.
There's a lot to learn and this is just the basics! For further information, especially if planning to use this symptothermal birth control method the following resources and tools will be useful to explore.
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