Even if having children isn’t on your mind, you should consider tracking your cycle. There are many reasons it could be helpful for your physical health as well as your mental health.
Be on the same page as your cycle.
Everyone’s menstrual cycle is different. They can occur anywhere from every 21 days to 35 days. Knowing when your cycle starts can help you understand when you’re most fertile, when you’ll get your period, and allow you to make informed decisions about your body. This can be very useful, especially if you’re trying to avoid pregnancy. (However, it’s not recommended to rely solely on ovulation tests as a kind of contraceptive.)
Battle PMS symptoms.
Cramps, headaches and anxiety are just a few premenstrual syndrome symptoms. Imagine if you could tell when they were coming. If you track your ovulation, you can do just that. This can come in handy when packing for a weekend getaway (knowing if you’ll need extra tampons, pads or menstrual cup) or for making plans with friends (making adjustments based on when you usually get bad cramps).
Tossing out the Pill.
Fewer people appear to be taking oral contraception, according to a Cosmopolitan survey. “A whopping 70 percent of women who have used the Pill said they’d stopped taking it or thought about going off it in the past three years,” the article says. Most oral contraceptives stop your body from ovulating. So when you don’t take the Pill, you will likely start again. Tracking your cycle helps you tune into your body’s new patterns.
Taking an ovulation test can give you clarity and peace of mind or reveal abnormalities in your cycle. It can also provide you with useful information when speaking to a doctor and making decisions about your health. Although there are several ways to track ovulation, we firmly believe that taking a test is the most accurate way. (Read about that here). If you’re looking for one that’s sustainable and convenient, Ovry kits are delivered straight to your door. And they come with several tests per box, so you can pinpoint your LH surge—the luteinizing hormone indicates ovulation—even if your cycle is irregular.
Find out how to use a strip test: https://www.myovry.ca/pages/learn