Your inbuilt health report card!

Unable to recognize the source of any pain or aches in your body? Feeling unprepared and disoriented to face daily challenges? In the hustle bustle of life, disconnection from one’s body is bound to happen. Wondering how to build an intentional and healthy relationship with your body? – Keep reading for our small, yet important suggestion to begin with!

Whatever medical issue you are facing – from a muscle pull to anemia – have you noticed that doctors never forget to ask these two questions – “when was your last period?”, “do you bleed regularly?”. This is because YOUR period is a health report card! Many forget that menstruation is not just the 4-7 days of bleeding. The menstrual cycle is an intelligent system working 24h /7, 12 months a year for the well-being of your body (refresh your 9th grade biology here! 😉 ).
This is why our suggestion is to start taking responsibility for your health by tracking or charting your menstrual cycle! Imagine two consecutive steps – tracking is the first one (super simple!) and charting is a more thorough and accurate version, which is the second step.
Blue Eco Femme Spiral

Tracking means to simply note down when your period starts and ends, and how long your menstrual cycle lasts. Your previous cycles and period length helps you predict and be prepared for your periods every month. Expecting to bleed and intentionally welcoming its arrival is an empowering and rewarding practice that you must try! Practically speaking, you know when to carry around period products, expect period cravings or mood swings.

PS: Keep in mind that this method is not accurate enough to prevent pregnancy.

To learn more about menstrual tracking, read our blogs about menstrual cycle tracking. Read our blog that explains what is cycle tracking and why it is important here. To learn how to track your cycle, click here.

eco femme tracking chart

                      Click here to download our tracking charter

 

Charting is a more comprehensive method. It requires one to collect actual data from their body: basal body temperature, cervical fluid and cervical position (optional!). They are called sympto-thermal methods or fertility awareness based methods. It is smarter and very accurate compared to tracking – and can be used to predict ovulation, prevent pregnancy, understand hormonal imbalances etc.

To learn more about menstrual cycle charting, read this blog written by Susana, our graphic designer, who quit the contraceptive pill and started charting her cycle.

 

By Pranathi, Ambassador Coordinator

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