You must be thinking that it is easy peasy, right? Well, it is not for some people and especially those with an irregular period. Teenagers that have just started their period may also have a tough time trying to figure out when they will have their period next and avoid the period shame that comes with it at times. Being caught unawares by your period is the last thing you want hence it is important to know how to track your period and be fully prepared for when they come flowing.
Knowing how to track your period will help you predict your PMS, ovulation and other symptoms. Apart from knowing when the bleeding will start and stop, you also get to be aware of when you are most likely to get pregnant and helps you plan accordingly especially when you are trying to get or NOT get pregnant. Tracking your period will also help you know what certain symptoms such as being tired, moody or sleepy mean before or during your period.
Write it down
Use the good old calendar to mark the days that you had your perid, look out for a pattern and then use it to predict your subsequent periods. Remember that the day you started bleeding is the first day of your cycle. The average period is between 3 and 5 days while for some people, it may be between 2 and 7 days.
Most cycles are around 28 days but there are people who have a 21 day cycle and others are as long as 45 days.
Get an App
There are a myriad of period tracking apps available for downloading. They will ask for data such as your age, the first day of your last month period and how long your period lasts for.
You can also set reminders for when your next period will be. Additionally, you can better understand such things as acne and breakouts brought by periods.
Learning how to track your periods should be a no brainer. It is your body – learn it and master it.