Whether you are trying to conceive or not, it is a good idea to keep track of your time of the month. Not only can you monitor your health, but you can also avoid pain by scheduling around your menstrual cycle. Your pain tolerance lowers during your period, so it is best to schedule trips to the dentist or laser hair removal the week after your period when your estrogen levels and endorphines go back up. Those are your body’s natural pain-killers. Here are some great FREE apps to track on your phone.
Period Tracker, appears discreetly on your iPhone home screen as “P Tracker”. It is getting great reviews by our patients. It allows you to keep track of your moods, PMS symptoms, and when you are intimate – which is great for women trying to get pregnant. The period predictor takes the average of your past 3 menstrual cycles to figure out when your next period will start. It will also let you know when you are most fertile and when you are ovulating.
iPeriod’s layout is very simliar to Period Tracker. iPeriod also has a discreet name called “iP” on your screen. It has great features just like Period Tracker to keep track of your time of the month, symptoms, moods, weight, and more. After you’ve tracked several months, you’ll be able to compare your cycle history in case you need to look for patterns and even export and print the data for your doctor appointments. It can even be password protected, remind you of breast exams, and even predict periods for up to 12 months which is great for planning vacations, weddings, and baby making.
Another free app out there is called Period Planner. It allows you to track the date of your period, intimacy days, fertile days, and ovulation. This app also allows you to keep track of all your pregnancy symptoms. It can also be password protected.