Want to better understand your menstrual cycle? Well I’m here to share 7 ways that you can hack your menstrual cycle! If you follow my social media posts than you may already know that the #1 way I’m going to share is by charting your menstrual cycle so that you can better understand exactly what is happening during your cycle.
Let me start by saying that reusable menstrual cups are a really cool invention, but your vagina is not meant to have a suction cup shoved up in it for hours a day, 3 to 7 days per cycle. Not to mention that menstrual blood can provide nourishment for the vagina.
I’m talking about vagina “farts” today, even though they’re technically not farts but trapped air pockets releasing from the vagina. If you didn’t know what a queef is, now you know and you’re welcome.
There are so many thermometers and devices on the market for taking your BBT (basal body temperature) these days that the choice can be difficult to make. Well I’m here to tell you that you do not need a fancy or expensive thermometer or device for tracking your basal body temperature!
In this day and age of technology, “fertility tracking” device apps are growing in popularity… but are they the best option?
FAM, also known as the fertility awareness method, is an awareness practice that supports connecting us with our bodies and its subtle signals. Electronic devices have proven to disconnect us from the natural world around us. As we delve into the practice of fertility awareness method, we look to build deeper connections with the world around us, our minds and our bodies. In that respect, paper charting brings us closer to ourselves, while using apps can cause more of a disconnect.
Like many of you, I struggled with heavy, painfully long periods when I was a teenager. In an effort to bring me relief and comfort, my mother took me to the GYN in 1995 and they resolved to put me on hormonal birth control to lessen my period symptoms. While the hormonal birth control did indeed reduce my heavy and painful periods, I also developed softball sized cysts on my ovaries. The ovaries would burst and cause excruciating pain.