My Three Favorite Period/Fertility Tracker Apps

When we started trying to conceive this last time around, I became obsessed with tracking my cycles. I tried a bunch of different apps, but the 3 I kept coming back to were FLO, Fertility Friend, and Period Tracker Deluxe. Every morning, I would wake up an hour early to take my BBT, record it …

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BBT In The Two Week Wait

The two week wait (tww) is the time between ovulation and when your next cycle is due to start (i.e. the next menstrual period). That waiting period can be like limbo because essentially there's no way to tell if you're pregnant or not. Some women obsess about signs and changes that they see in their …

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Different Models Of Cycle Tracking

Fertility awareness-based methods—or natural family planning—are all about tracking your menstrual cycle to determine the days that you can get pregnant. The tricky part is actually knowing when those days are. To do that, you’ll need to pay very close attention to your body and its patterns. Most people don’t use FAMs (or most other …

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What Your Period Is Telling You About Your Health – Part 2

Read Part One here. We all know that periods happen once a month, last 7 days, rinse and repeat the next month, right? Not for all women. You should have regular periods unless you are pregnant, breastfeeding, postmenopausal, or have a medical condition that causes your periods to stop. Irregular, painful, or heavy periods may …

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What Your Period Is Telling You About Your Health – Part 1

We all know that periods happen once a month, last 7 days, rinse and repeat the next month, right? Not for all women. The "normal" range for bleeding is from 3 to 7 days. A normal cycle length can be anywhere from 21 days to 35 days. Blood should be bright red, with no spotting …

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Can You REALLY Get Pregnant Any Day Of Your Cycle?

I remember sitting in my 8th grade science classroom as a woman explained to us about sex, condoms and STDs. Honestly, the thing that sticks out most about that day was each of us having a little cup of water and 2 people had food coloring in theirs. She had us all pour a little …

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What Is BBT and What Can It Tell Us?

What is BBT? That is the question I get asked quite frequently. BBT stands for Basal Body Temperature. It is the body's resting temperature and is measured first thing in the morning, as soon as you open your eyes and before you do anything, including sitting up or getting out of bed! Even these slight …

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