Track your period to stay on top of things. Tracking your period is essential so that you can prepare yourself physically and emotionally for the experience. It’s also a great way to make sure you’ve got everything you need, like panty liners, to stay protected and fresh anytime, anywhere.
To track your period, follow these simple steps:
- When you get your period, remember to circle the first day on the calendar, and then mark with an “O” on all the days that you have your period.
- The following month, do the same thing.
- Count the number of days between the first and second circled dates. This will tell you the length of your menstrual cycle (normally 28 to 31 days).
- The number of days marked with an “O” will tell you how long your period typically lasts.
Track other symptoms to better understand your body.
The period tracker is also useful to track other symptoms such as cramping, PMS signs, spotting between periods, light-flow and heavy-flow days, or even increased vaginal discharge during ovulation. Charting this information will give you a defined menstrual pattern, which will enable you to tell when something feels wrong.
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.