Your menstrual cycle is not limited to the days of the month that you bleed. This cycle, which can range anywhere between 24 to 37 days, starts on the first day of your period, and ends on the day before your next. There is a lot of work that your reproductive system does in the background, and the phase of the cycle you are in can affect your mood, appetite, sleep, sex drive, energy levels, who you’re attracted to, and
, of course, your likelihood of getting pregnant. Which brings us to why you should track your period.
1. It helps you keep track of your health
If your period is late or early, missed, or scanty, or too heavy, it may be symptomatic of a latent health issue. In fact, a change in your period is often the first and most obvious indication that something may be wrong with the body, and this is not limited to the reproductive system. Unless you track the dates and flow of your period, you may find it difficult to take note of changes in your period.
2. It can help you assess your chances of getting pregnant
If you are a sexually active woman, you would know that pregnancy scares are a real thing. To avoid unwanted pregnancy, many of us pop iPills like it’s candy, and that has adverse affects on the body. Tracking your period would tell you when you are likely to get pregnant, and when it is absolutely not possible for you.