I never understood why every time you go to the gynecologist they ask, “When was your last period?” Ah, I don’t know, I never know. Then the follow up question is usually, “Ball park is fine.” Still no idea, so I end up throwing out a random number with no insight or education on my cycle.
Till now. There are a lot of applications out there that track your period, and ovulation and I found one that is awesome. It’s called Flo. It allows you to track how long your cycle is, and when you are ovulating so you can be extra careful not to get pregnant during certain times of the month or, if you are trying to get pregnant, it can pin point the exact day you should try if you want to get pregnant. It’s fabulous.
But, it’s also a bit scary. Some months my period is heavy for a few days then other months it’s light so, although it allows you to track your periods you never know what kind of period is headed your way.
When my blood is dark and heavy, I call it my angry eggs and it makes me feel like maybe I’m heading for menopause sooner than later or something. Then on the flip side if it’s light I wonder did my work out regime cause a change in my flow? Or, are those youthful eggs? So, although I am a fan of this app, it does cause me some stress at times depending on my period flow. I’m still trying to figure it out but, it’s a much needed start.
Last time I was at the gynecologist, and was asked the question, “When was your last period?” I immediately took out my phone, and I was able to give a specific date and the nurse had never heard of a menstrual application – which I found odd. You’d think that all people working in that field would know about these helpful apps but apparently they don’t. Then when speaking with some of my female friends and colleagues, they haven’t heard of it either so, I wanted to share this post for those that are not familiar with applications that can help you better understand your cycle. And to clarify, I’m not here to market Flo. I just happened to pick that one but there are a bunch out there so do some research, and try one out. See how it goes. It helps to know your cycle so you can better understand your body. We spend a lot of time trying to understand our minds, but the body deserves just as much respect and understanding as well.