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Track menstruation: How To Track Your Menstrual Cycle Without An App

How To Track Your Menstrual Cycle Without An App

Anna Spitz, Digital Marketing Manager
July 21, 2022, 11:01 p.m.


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Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ending the federal right to an abortion, there has been increased worry about how period tracking app data could potentially be used against people seeking abortion care.

This has led many people to realize that they don’t know how to track their own cycle using an old school paper calendar, or without the use of technology. Not to worry— Planned Parenthood is here to help.

What Is a Menstrual Cycle?

As experts in all things reproductive health care, we know a lot about menstruation. Menstruation, also known as having a period, is when blood and tissue from the uterus comes out of the vagina. It usually happens about once a month as a part of the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is the body’s way of preparing for pregnancy every month. If someone’s not pregnant they have a period, if someone is pregnant, they do not have a period until they are no longer pregnant.

Benefits of Menstrual Cycle Tracking

Keeping record of the length and timing of your period, qualities of your menstrual fluid (color, texture, amount), and symptoms like cramping or fatigue can help you learn what is normal for your body. Finding out what a “typical” period is like for you can make it easier to spot trends that help you prepare for your next one. This information can also help you estimate when your next period will come. This can be helpful when deciding the days for your next big vacation or even when planning for certain health care appointments like an IUD insertion, etc.

Knowing what is normal for your body when it comes to menstruating can also come in handy when meeting with a health care provider. Because periods are important health indicators, it’s pretty common for clinicians to ask about the first day of your last menstrual period during a visit. This information is a lot easier to provide when you track your cycle.

Cycle tracking can also help you identify significant changes to your cycle or symptoms that might be worth mentioning to a doctor like unusual bleeding between periods, feeling dizzy while on your period, severe pain that keeps you from engaging in regular day-to-day activities, and heavy flow that means you need to change you tampon or pad hourly. Tracking the menstrual cycle may help to identify patterns that clinicians might be able to help with by prescribing a hormonal birth control method that could make your period lighter or more regular.

How to Track Your Cycle

Now that we know the benefits of keeping a record of your menstrual cycle, let’s get into how to actually do the tracking.

  • First, you’ll need to gather a little information. If you’ve been using an app to track periods, take note of the days of your previous periods.
  • Next mark these days on either a paper calendar or a notebook adding a note or key to indicate the days of your period – feel free to get creative with it by using colorful markers and stickers. The options are endless.
  • Once you’ve made note of your past periods and added them to a calendar, you’re ready to look at what a “typical” period looks like for you.
    • First, you’ll look at how many days your period usually lasts. Period length can vary from person to person and can last anywhere from 2-7 days, but most people have a pattern for how long it usually lasts for them (ex: 3-4 days or 5-6 days). Based on past period lengths, take note of how long your periods last and write down this information.
    • Next, you’ll look at how long your menstrual cycle typically is. To do this you count the days from the first day of a period to the day before the next period. Typically, cycles are between 26 and 32 days long and vary from person to person. Based on the length of your past menstrual cycles, take note of how long your menstrual cycles usually are and write this information down next to your period length.
    • Keep in mind that the length of periods and amount of days between cycles can not only vary from person to person, but even from one menstrual cycle to the next (especially if someone experienced physical/emotional stress or a change in routine). Whether you use an app or a paper calendar, predicting future periods is taking a best estimate, so it’s not always a perfect prediction for when a period will come.
  • Now that you know how long your periods and cycle are, you can start to estimate when your next period will likely come. To do this you begin at the first day of your most recent period (this is day one) and count out the number of days your menstrual cycle typically lasts. On the day following the end of your cycle is when they next period is predicted to begin. You can add a note on this day as a reminder. For example, if your period typically lasts five days, and your cycle is normally 28 days long, this is how your calendar would look:
  • Be sure to write down how you’re feeling, how heavy your bleeding is, any emotional changes, or other patterns you notice during each day of your period. You can also keep a record of patterns you notice while you’re not on your period, for example, any discharge changes that you notice, days that you had sex, or even took emergency contraception. 

Your Local Planned Parenthood is Here for You

If you have any questions about your cycle, birth control options to help regulate your periods, or any other questions about menstruating, visit your local Planned Parenthood. Our expert providers are available to answer any and all questions about reproductive health. To make an appointment, call (714) 922-4100.


‎Period Tracker Period Calendar on the App Store


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We understand your concerns about your private data security, especially with the recent news.
Here’s how we protect your data:
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At every stage of your life, we safeguard your well-being.

We’ll remind you of the dates when your next period starts and ends on time. It’s useful whether you have irregular or regular menses. Better? You’ll receive tailored PMS advice and instant menstrual pain relief guidance.

We help you calculate your most fertile days and analyze your fertility window based on your unique cycle. You can get pregnant naturally ASAP by learning your CHANCE OF CONCEPTION every day.

Follow your baby’s weekly growth. Use our due date calculator to find out when your baby’s BIG DAY will be and count down it.

Quickly record and stay on track with your contraceptive methods like pills, rings, patches, injections, IUDs, or implants. You can customize the reminder message for individual services.

Set start date, interval, durations, and dose quantity for any medication, drugs, or supplements. So you won’t forget to take pills when life gets busy.

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>>Key Features:
– Accurate prediction & reminders of menstruation & the most fertile days
– Track the cycle lengths, flow intensity, when you are ovulating, birth control methods, etc.
– Log 58 symptoms, 67 moods, and energy levels to know your menstrual pattern
– Track daily chance of getting pregnant with BBT, cervical mucus, ovulation & pregnancy test records
– Baby’s due date countdown
– Baby’s weekly growth tracker
– Export a health report with charts for self-archive or doctors
– Insights from fertility specialists
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– Daily health tracker: weight, hydration, sleep, mood, sex, steps, etc.
– Breast self-exam guidance
– Multiple accounts to track for different, for example, mother/daughter
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– Available in 39 languages
– Sync data with Apple Health
– Backup and restore data between devices

Note: Period Calendar should not be used to replace any form of contraceptive method.

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– Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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I LOVE THIS APP!!! 😍🙌🏽💯💓

I never used to track my period and then one of my clients told me about this app. I immediately started using it and it’s way more than just a period tracker it helps you with your water intake, exercise, it helps you keep track of everything about your body as a woman and it even gives insight and tips to symptoms you may be having everyday, your able to track your weight, perform breast exam, it even has a way for you to connect with other women all over the world, pregnant moms or just get answers to questions you might be having. This app is a dream come true! I’m so glad I found out about it and I would recommend Everywoman even young girls to have this app it can help so much with you staying in tune with your cycle, how body works and what you’re experiencing and feeling each and every day and when you go to the doctor and they ask you 1 million questions you actually have the answer to them LOL! My husband and I recently started practicing making a baby and we conceived after the first try!! Our daughter is 11!! can you believe that if I didn’t have this app I wouldn’t know what is going on but because of this app I know everything about my cycle when we most likely conceived and my due date for our baby already! this app is a dream come true if you’re reading this review download it now you won’t regret it thank you to the maker of this app you are a genius!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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First of all this app is free!
Second of all, this app has more useful features than just tracking your period, it has a mood tracker, a place where you can write a dairy, sex life and etc… not only that but it can also help you have a healthier lifestyle too. It’ll ask you questions about your height, weight, waist measurement and so forth to help get you a better idea of your body fat percentage and to let you know if your healthy. The app has many videos on how to take care of your body and what to do if your on your period like if you have acne during your period for example. It’ll help you know what you should do, there’s even excerises you can do, helps track the amount of water you drink, amount of sleep and so forth. This app lets you know where you should be at to have a healthier life, like how many hours you should sleep each day, how much water you should drink, the average amount of minutes you need to workout a day and so forth. This app has many perks and features to help track your period and lifestyle and it’s all for free so there’s no need to pay extra money on other apps for this kind of info. Oh! And remember the more info you put on the app about your period, your moods and so forth helps the app figure out how to assist you. ☺️

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We have been working hard to improve our app and give you a better experience. If you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We will take it seriously and also help you solve problems ASAP. Again, thank you for your feedback, and have a nice day. 🌹

My only suggestion so far…

Only thing I’ve found I would want changed (after a few weeks of non period tracking use and the start of first one tracked) is being able to select multiple levels of flow. Like on days when it starts light and then gets heavier, being able to select both/or all 4 and then select like morning, midday, afternoon, night or something along that line would be nice. So that way it’s logged, at the moment I just write it in notes, I just think that would add to the tracker and Helping me/others realize if I’m just spotting heavily or starting my period off very lightly.

Otherwise I love this app and the fact you get so much without having to pay is amazing and I looked through a few apps cause as someone who doesn’t have much extra money right now it helps to be able to keep track of something that I can’t avoid and I know you could do it on paper but I mean with it being on your phone it’s so much more accessible and with you 24/7, if your like me, which means you can’t forget it.

Hi, thanks for using our app! We will take your suggestion seriously and try to make some improvements in this aspect, hoping to bring you a better product experience.

If you have any other problems or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We’ll be always at your service!


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Why is it important to track your period? Applications and life hacks,
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The menstrual cycle, or rather its regularity, is one of the
indicators of women’s health. Correct count of cycle days
allows you to prepare for conception, as well as to detect in time
possible disorders in the reproductive system. To get it right
interpret the results, it is important for a woman to keep track of her
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The normal menstrual cycle is a complex change in
reproductive system of a woman that occur with regular
periodicity. Menstruation is characterized by discharge from
uterine cavity of blood clots, parts of the endometrium and other
components. In addition to the possibility of conception, the menstrual cycle
also performs a cleansing function for the body.

In the normal state, the cycle lasts from 21 to 34 days, and
the duration of bleeding should be from 3 to 7 days.
Childbearing age depends on each woman individually, and
menopause occurs at about 50-55 years.

Many problems in the reproductive system can signal a woman
in the form of cycle disorders, uneven menstruation and other failures.
In order to notice them in time, you should pay attention to
certain indicators. For example, too long or
short menstruation may indicate internal inflammatory
processes that require medical attention.

These indicators include the irregularity of menstruation in

  • infectious diseases
  • chronic stress factors or disturbances in the work of the nervous
  • hormonal disorders of the endocrine glands
  • taking heavy medications, such as antibiotics
  • the influence of bad habits, namely alcohol and tobacco
  • onset of early menopause.

In addition, a visit to the gynecologist is definitely worth it if you
noticed a few manifestations from this list:

  1. Absence of discharge for more than six months. The exception is
    pregnancy, menopause and childhood, in other cases
    considered a pathology
  2. Rare discharge, that is, the cycle lasts more than 35 days
  3. Frequent spotting, i.e. a cycle of less than 20 days
  4. Too short or long periods, less than 3 or more than 7
  5. A meager blood volume should also alert – less than 25 ml
  6. Abundant bleeding – more than 130 ml
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  8. Discharge during pregnancy
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  10. The color of menstruation is grayish or whitish

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Calculating the next date of menstruation is not only useful, but also
convenient from a scheduling point of view. Knowing the exact date
you can schedule training sessions, meetings and any other

You can write down critical dates on a paper calendar, but
it is more convenient to do it with the help of applications. Today there are
various programs for conducting a cycle. The simplest offer
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cycle duration. The program will calculate everything itself, will make
forecast and write how many days are left until the start of the next

Advanced versions make up a calendar for the whole year, with
indicating the desired dates of conception, graphs with changes in weight
and temperature. In addition, there are also the smallest settings in the form
indicating phases of mood, reminders to take COCs, etc. We
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Life application. Work organized as
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Clue application. A simple application with a pleasant
interface in the form of clouds before menstruation. Ovulation period
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after the critical days. As a nice bonus
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ovulation and the imminent approach of menstruation.

Chatbot Telegram Solomia. Interesting channel,
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P-Tracker application. Shareware
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