Ladies corner…How Do I Calculate My Menstrual Cycle? ( Part 1)

I know you might be wondering why I decided to put up this post. The truth is, some ladies still have no idea how to calculate their menstrual cycle. Not that they’re nonchalant or careless. They just do not know how. I know of one such person, she’s in her early twenties and her flow still takes her by surprise every single month. Thing is, keeping track of your period is easy! Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you prepare for your period and better predict when your next period will be. By the end of this post, you will have learned how to count your period cycle and other helpful tips to predict when your period is coming. Let’s get started! I’d show you how I do mine. All you need to get started is a calendar and a pencil. Step 1: Write down the first day that you bleed.

The first day of my cycle was January 13.

Step 2: Write down any PMS symptoms, how long you bled for, and what your flow was like.

By keeping track of any PMS symptoms, we can use them to predict when our next period is! Keeping track of how long you bled and whether your flow was heavy, normal, or light. will help us prepare for our period. This way you know how many and what type of pads/tampons to bring with you. Sometimes it may not be crystal clear how many days you bled for because maybe you bled very lightly or spotted for the last couple days and aren’t sure which days to count. This is okay. It’s not important that you know exactly how many days you bled for. Just try to get a general idea of how long you bleed for. I bled for 5 days. The first couple days were heavy and then became lighter. Leading up to my period, I had lower back aches and some cramps. During my period, I experienced cramps again and felt moody.

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What are some PMS symptoms? Before your period begins, hormonal changes in your body may cause other symptoms known as PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome. You can use these symptoms in addition to keeping track on your calendar to help you figure out when your period is coming. Some of these symptoms may include: Feeling moody or irritable Lower back ache Sore breasts Cramps in lower part of your tummy Ache along your inner thighs Breaking out in acne Headache Constipation or diarrhea Feeling bloated Changes in appetite You may not experience all of these symptoms or any of these symptoms at all. Every girl experiences a different set of symptoms.

To be continued..

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