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    Best Period Tracking Apps + Why You Should Use One



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    Historically, a ‘period tracker’ meant writing everything down in a paper calendar to calculate when your period would show up, or to track your ovulation days. Now there are several menstrual cycle tracking apps available to help you calendar your cycle, calculate your period, track ovulation, and more––so much more! Of course, using an online period tracker will save you time, but we also think it gives you powerful information about your body that can redefine your month.

    Ever feel like you’re in a reactive state to your hormones and moods? The truth is, you might be. Your hormone cycle has four phases over a 28(ish)-day period, which means that your body functions differently every week of the month. The stress of being reactive to your hormones will raise your cortisol levels and likely disrupt your ovulation, insulin (fat-producing hormone), estrogen or even increase your PMS and period symptoms. Getting in sync with your menstrual cycle, won’t just make you healthier, it will allow you to live optimally and manage your energy levels and sleep cycles better. With customized period tracking apps at your fingertips to help you document your personal health data, you’ll have a roadmap for the month and more control over your well-being than ever before––putting you in the driver’s seat and on the proactive side of things.

    Tracking your period can be helpful to note patterns or symptoms—such as headaches, period fatigue, energy boosts, or sex drive—that your body experiences at specific phases in your menstrual cycle. In addition, using a period tracking app can tell you when something may not be right with your menstrual health and notifying you to see a doctor. If you’re considering alternative healthcare methods, by tracking your fertility and reproductive health on your own, you’ll be able to determine when you’re the most fertile, so you can either avoid pregnancy or try to get pregnant. Think of a period tracking app as a menstrual cycle calendar or period calculator to know how many days between periods, when you’ve missed a period, and to help you track ovulation.

    Here are 8 of the best period and fertility tracking apps to try:

    Clue

    This data-based app collaborates with scientists and universities to keep its offerings and information up to date. With clue, you can track your menstrual cycles, PMS symptoms, as well as your fertile windows. You can scout general patterns with your body with a bird’s eye view of data and patterns you’ve tracked, or get really granular with 30+ tracking options for things like cramps, skin, hair, sleep and more. 

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    With continued use, this app uses your recorded data to become smarter regarding your body’s patterns and provides you with deeper insights into your cycles. We love this app for its community feel that creates a sense of empowerment. It acts like a social media platform, making it is easy to talk about periods and sex with your partner and friends. You can even see their health stages and period cycles on the app, as well.

    That being said, it’s important to note that Clue—co-founded by Ida Tin, whose stated goal was to take female reproductive health “out of taboo land” and to start “a reproductive health revolution”—vouches to keep your data safe and never sell it or use it to show you personalized ads. Why is this important? Well, you’re logging a lot of personal health information that should never be public knowledge without your consent. We’ve seen other period apps that have not upheld this standard at the detriment of its users. 

    Flo

    Flo, also science-based, is a great app for tracking your reproductive and menstrual health. It provides comprehensive guidance about each of the phases of your cycle, a journal to record your thoughts and feelings so you can keep your mental health and moods in check,  and helps you adapt to the changes that occur in the hormonal cycle so that you can live to the fullest. You can learn from their expert videos to boost your mindfulness and well-being.


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    Flo’s key features include over 70 symptoms and activities to get AI-based period and ovulation predictions; daily health insights through articles, quizzes and surveys; a health assistant to engage in health topics that will help you better understand your body; pregnancy and post-pregnancy modes to follow your baby’s development; and, secret chats that allow you to ask questions anonymously to a supportive worldwide community. 

    MyFlo

    Designed by Alisa Vitti, a renowned nutritionist and reproductive health and hormone expert (aka Hormone Whisperer), and author of WomanCode. This app offers solid advice on how to ease or alleviate period symptoms, rather than just suffer through them. MyFlo offers valuable science-based information and functional medicine based support to help you resolve symptoms in real-time and restore your hormonal balance quickly and naturally.

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    MyFlo app heavily factors your ‘hormonal clock’ so you can revolutionize your time management and know how to plan your month. It even breaks down when it’s best for your body and brain to do the following activities:

    • Going out vs. staying in

    • Eating raw food vs. cooked food

    • Bootcamp vs. yoga

    • Giving a presentation vs. brainstorming and researching

    • Mommy time vs. playing with the kids

    • Making out vs. a quickie

    • Socializing with friends vs. a romantic date night

    Spot On

    This is your go-to inclusive app for those who are so-over pink, flowered periods (because that’s a real thing). According to Planned Parenthood—it’s developer—Spot On “doesn’t make any assumptions about your gender, sexual orientation, or reproductive goals.” This inclusive app tracks your cycle, mood, physical symptoms, and preferred birth control method, giving you a deeper understanding of your menstrual health and overall wellness. 

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    Aunt Flo

    This interesting app has been designed by two female founders who wanted to help others track their periods and sex life in an enjoyable (and entertaining) manner. With its “best friend” feel, it offers open discussion and honest realities about your cycle and sex life.  It displays adorable, and down-right hilarious notifications throughout your cycle so  you can keep it real and track your period in a fun way. While the features may be minimal, it gets the job done (and makes you laugh out loud). Aunt Flo donates a portion of their proceeds to providing menstrual products to those in need. That’s a win in our book.

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    Ovia

    Ovia app may not be for everyone. It predominantly targets cis women looking to build a family and manage their reproductive health. The app has a beautiful background story—it was created by a husband who wanted a tool to track the journey of trying to get pregnant, along with his wife. This app provides an excellent support system for women and their families for all the health phases from preconception, pregnancy, the stages of postpartum to parenthood.  This app is a gateway to broader efforts that are aimed at improving the accessibility of healthcare services, such as through partnering with employers to provide maternity benefits and building family-friendly tools which are also easily affordable.image_blog

    Cycles

    For a no-frills, password-protected period tracking app, Cycles may fit the bill. It’s a simple period and fertility tracker that automatically adjusts your cycle length once you input the first day of your period. The app’s scientifically backed fertility tracking apparently has an accuracy of up to 95%. You can also add your partner to the app, to keep them in the know for when your most fertile days are, or to cue them for emotional support when PMS symptoms are hitting hard. Having your partner involved can help them be more empathetic and in tune with your body, while also making planning ahead for special occasions, calendared events, and vacations easier with your cycle in mind.

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    Period Calendar

    Like other period tracking apps, Period Calendar will help you track and predict your period, ovulation, mood and PMS symptoms. It can also be used to record birth control, cervical mucus, mood, sex, body temperature and weight. You can even set a birth control pill notification so you don’t miss a day. 

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    You have an app to stay connected with friends, listen to music, and track your finances—why not for period tracking or cycle syncing? As with all other aspects of our lives today, technology has revolutionized the way we see and understand our bodies, and how we care for them. Make the most of these useful modern tools by trying out one or more of these apps to better understand and manage your natural menstrual cycle, and maintain optimal physical and mental health!

    Do you use any period tracking or menstrual cycle syncing apps? Or, have tried any of the apps that we have recommended? Let us know about your experience in the comments below! 

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    Amazing for heavy workouts!!

    This cup is amazing – I ran with it today and all of my other menstrual cups have been an utter disaster for heavy workouts, but this one is awesome. Thank you so much! 😍

    Great first cup!

    I read a ton of reviews and watched a bunch of YouTube videos before I finally picked this for my first menstrual cup. Of course, my period showed up yesterday and I was both terrified and excited to try this thing out.

    I’m 41 and haven’t had children and absolutely no clue how high or low my cervix is, but I got the small size. I picked this cup because it seemed to be both a little firm where the structures are but soft everywhere else. I was afraid if I bought a cup that was too soft it wouldn’t open up and I might leak, and if I bought one that was too firm, it might be uncomfortable with my mind-numbing cramps or make it harder to go pee. I was hoping it would be my goldilocks firmness so I wouldn’t have to try several cups to get the right one. While, I haven’t tried other cups to compare it too, this cup does definitely seem to be perfect because it has both firmness and softness to it.

    Inserting the cup at first was a little awkward but not really hard. It definitely opened up right away. The guide that comes with the cup gives lots of helpful tips to make sure you have a good seal, and I followed all of them just to make sure I got it in right. I’ve read reviews on other cups where if the person sat a certain way they could feel the stem, and I was trying to avoid that with this cup. I’ve been able to leave the stem on and I can’t feel it regardless of what position I’m in or activity I’m doing.

    A few times throughout the day, I would feel a gush of flow coming out and was certain that I had just leaked everwhere, but when I checked there was nothing on my pad, so I believe it was just my flow releasing into the cup. After a few hours I took it out, just to make sure I didn’t overflow or anything. It was a bit tricky removing it my first time, but the stem and pinch grips, the way they are, make it fairly easy. The first time I think maybe I inserted it too far because I’m used to using tampons. I bared down a bit and it moved down where I was able to easily remove it without trouble or discomfort. Since, I don’t insert the cup as far and I haven’t had any issues since, but even if you did, it’s easy to just bare down a bit to help the process. The cup was less than half full, which made me feel like I could wear it overnight without a mess. I’m pleased to say I can now sleep all night without having to get up and change my tampon and pad (I wore both before to prevent leaks). This alone was worth the purchase to me. I hate wearing pads––they are so uncomfortable and smell. I also believe since using this product, my cramps are significantly less. I don’t know if it’s just in my head, but it really seems like they are better. All in all, this was a great first cup experience and I completely recommend it!

    I would give this ten stars if I could!

    Okay, I’ve been a cup user for over 12 years and had several cups over the years, most of them shaped basically the same way: conical with a harder stem. This cup’s design is a total game-changer, in my opinion. With all of my other cups, removing it was always a bit of a challenge because I would pinch at the base but the suction seal at the top would not break, so I would have to put my finger in and push the whole side of the cup in while I tried to pull it out otherwise it would be uncomfortable when removing the cup. This cup has a thicker line of silicone that goes from the bottom of the cup where you pinch for removal up to the suction hole at the top (basically acting as my finger used to do for removing other cups), so now I can just pinch at the base and the suction remains broken while I’m trying to remove the cup which is waaaaayyyyyy more comfortable! Goood gosh, what a smart design. Also, sometimes with my other cups the stem would poke me if I moved or sat a certain way and this one NEVER does. So, if you’re wondering if this cup really is that much better, it definitely is and I could see how it would reduce the learning curve for first-time cup users especially. If I could give this product ten stars, I would! THANK YOU!

    The design of this cup is better than others!

    I think the firmer lip on top is what helps it to be such an effective, secure product. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making it so much more comfortable to be a woman! I will continue to spread the word.

    Big fan and would totally recommend.

    I am one of the Kickstarter backers and wanted to write in to tell you how awesome your product is. Of the three cups I own, this one is by FAR the most comfortable. It conforms and seals itself properly with virtually no assistance, and I never leak with it compared to the other two, which would leak occasionally for no reason. I'm a pretty big fan!