Have you had a chance to read our last blog yet? If you have, then you already know that our OBGYN in Venice went over a few very important reasons why you should keep track of your period. Keeping track of your period is about more than just marking your first day of the cycle onto a calendar, there are many things that you should keep track of in order to monitor your health as closely as possible. The following is a list of what you should be keeping track of when you track your menstrual cycle:

Start and stop dates 

At the very least, you need to keep track of the day that your period starts and the day that it ends. This will help you to determine the length of your cycle, your most fertile days and it keeps you in the know about when to expect your next period.

How heavy your period is.

Every woman is different and every woman’s period is uniquely hers. Keeping track of your heavy and light days will help you to understand when you need the most and the least amount of protection. The more you know, the more prepared you will be for even your heaviest days!

Mood changes during your cycle.

Mood fluctuations often seem like they come out of nowhere, and if you have PMDD, mood changes can be much more severe. If you keep track of your moods, you may start to notice a trend of mood swings happening more frequently on certain days of your cycle. The more you know, the better you will be able to ride out those mood fluctuations.

Other changes to watch out for…

Your menstrual cycle can also affect your appetite, energy levels, how clear your skin is, headaches and so much more. When you keep track, you can start to recognize trends and you will have more tools to be prepared.

Stay tuned for our next blogs to learn about the best apps for tracking your menstrual cycle.