Women must keep a track of their menstrual cycle. Here are five reasons why
Keeping track of one’s menstrual cycle not only helps a woman stay prepared and not be caught off guard by irregular menses but also provides a lot of details about her health. Moreover, it hardly takes time to jot down the dates, so why hesitate every month!
Read on for five reasons you must pay closer heed to your menstrual cycles.
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- It helps you understand your body better.
28 days is not the normal menstrual cycle length for all. The length varies between individuals and any regular cycle lasting between 21 to 35 days is considered normal. Knowing what’s normal for you can you help identify when things start going wrong.
- It can help you conceive or avoid a pregnancy.
You can identify when you are most fertile through your cycle. It’s really important for people trying to conceive to have a better idea of when their ovulation is likely to occur. Similarly, avoiding sexual intercourse during these days can help avoid pregnancy.
- It gets you mentally prepared for hormonal changes.
Having a better understanding of when your periods will likely start will help you get mentally prepared for all the premenstrual symptoms before your periods, such as mood swings, headaches, diarrhoea, bloating, and breast tenderness.
- It can help you realise when something is wrong with your body.
Tracking your menstrual cycle for inconsistencies and irregularities will help your doctor better identify the underlying reason for this. Remember, if your cycles are irregular, you must not fall under the spell of any taboo and avoid seeing a doctor.
- It lets you set your schedules better.
Premenstrual symptoms can affect your creativity and productivity to some extent. Therefore, if you need to work on certain things that require you to be in a better state of mind, your menstrual cycle tracker will help you find better days for such tasks.
There are a number of ways to keep a note of your menstrual cycle, such as
The calendar method helps you get a rough estimate of the length of your menstrual cycle by jotting down the first day of your period every month and counting the number of days until your next period starts.
Additionally, smartphone applications also help quite accurately predict your next period, while offering almost reliable information on fertility. You just need to record the first and last dates of your period on the app and it shall do its magic on its own.
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