“I didn’t know I was pregnant’. I’m sure you’ve heard a story like this or something similar before.
There’s even a whole show called I didn’t know I was pregnant on TLC!
If you don’t want to end up on the show in the near future we believe tracking your cycle can help
you. Not only does cycle tracking help you avoid pregnancy, it can also aid in conception. It goes
both ways. Keeping track of your cycle makes it easier for women to determine when they are
most fertile and most likely to get pregnant, which is usually a couple of days before and after she
Knowing when your next period is due can inform so many life decisions from the little things like
scheduling a date to planning a trip with your girls ( hopefully it makes it out of the group chat this
time 👀) and the big things like you’re reproductive rights as we spoke about earlier. If you’ve
previously had an experience where your period showed up out of “nowhere” and almost
embarrassed you then I’m sure you don’t need further convincing and you’ll join us in encouraging
other women to track their cycle.Knowing when to expect what can change your life, literally.
Apart from tracking our cycle informing our lifestyle choices, it shapes our health as women. Has
it occurred to why the date of your last period is of concern to your doctor during your health visit?
The way the various hormones responsible for the different phases of our cycle behave can tell us
right away if something isn’t quite right with our health . From your period, health professionals
can infer if you had or have a minor condition like flu or even help in the early detection of chronic
diseases including some forms of cancer.
For anyone who has been diagnosed with endometriosis or PCOS, wondering do I still need to
keep track of my cycle eventhough it is irregular? Yes!, we suggest we still do. It can assist you
in keeping a better record of the diagnosis so you can report to your doctors with greater accuracy
and ultimately contribute to the best treatment plan for you.
Tracking your period most definitely prepares you for the changes your body goes through during
the different phases of your cycle. From the highly irritable luteal phase to the over-exicted
ovulation phase. Nothing really prepares you for how moody or horny you’ll be during each time
of the month but at least you’re in the known and knowing is definitely a step in taking control of
your body and emotions.
We hope we’ve convinced you Mace and you’ll take tracking your cycle more seriously now.
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