Updated: Jun 12
PERIOD TRACKERS CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.
Periods are one of those things in life that as a woman, you learn to grudgingly accept but never really get used to. Periods can occur from every 21 to 40 days and can last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. For those 3–7 days of each month that you have to wear a pad, menstrual cup, period panties, or tampons, there is a hitch in your usual activities. How much of a hitch your period causes depends on how much stress it causes. Some women experience intense physical and mental changes(which include headaches, acne, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal cramps, nausea, irritability, and anxiety), while others experience little to minimal changes.
Periods are an unavoidable pain in the neck—or more accurately, in the lower abdomen—for women because they form an important part of the female reproductive cycle. The cycle differs from woman to woman and the only way to know your cycle is by monitoring your period.
Keeping track of your period teaches you more about its frequency and duration. It can also assist you in identifying patterns in mood changes. Understanding the different hormones involved in menstruation, and being in tune with your body can help you navigate your monthly cycle more effectively.
Period trackers are a great way to keep track of your menstrual cycle. They can help you predict when you will get your period, when you are ovulating, and when you might be pregnant.
Benefits Of Using A Period Tracker To Monitor Your Cycle
1. It helps You Avoid Being Caught off Guard
If it has ever happened to you, you know that there is nothing worse than being caught off guard by your period while you’re out having fun and have no sanitary products on hand. Knowing when your next period is due allows you to plan accordingly and avoid being caught off guard.
2. It Helps You to Manage PMS and Hormonal Fluctuations
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects an estimated 3 out of 4 women in the days leading up to their menstruation. PMS has a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, mood swings, crankiness, and depression.
Understanding why you are feeling the way you are and knowing how to control PMS can be achieved by being aware of when it may occur.
3. It Helps You to Plan Pregnancies
A woman is most fertile and thus most likely to become pregnant during the three days preceding and during ovulation. Ovulation occurs about 14 days before your period begins. If you keep track of your cycle, you will be able to predict which days you are most likely to become pregnant, which will help you plan for or avoid conception.
4. It Alerts You to Potential Health Problems
Your menstrual cycle can be used to predict your overall health. Changes or irregularities in your menstrual cycle could be an indication of a health problem. For example, missing a period or having an inconsistent or heavy period could be a sign that your body is not working as it should. A period calendar ensures that you always have a record of your periods as well as the symptoms you experience during your periods at hand. This will make it easier to notice if there is an issue.
You should contact your GP or healthcare provider if you are concerned about your menstrual cycle or any changes to it.
Periods can be painful and inconvenient, but with the right information, they can be more manageable. With a period tracker, you can take control of your life and know when your periods will occur. This will enable you to prepare accordingly and make sure that they don't interfere with important events in your life.