You use apps to track your workouts, order healthy food and check in with friends. But did you know that apps can also help you track your menstrual cycle and fertility? We’re excited to share some new technology for women that can help you manage your health.
There’s an App For That
Fitbit: Female Health Tracking
In May, Fitbit rolled out a new feature that will help women learn about their menstrual cycle and how it impacts their health and fitness. Now, you can use your Fitbit to log your monthly cycle, track those pesky PMS symptoms and get notifications before your period is about to begin. It also tracks biometrics like increased heart rate related to rising hormone levels to assist ovulation prediction.
You can also access advice from leading doctors and experts in women’s health. If you have a smartwatch you can integrate data from your Fitbit.
Spot on Period Tracker App
Taking birth control? Planned Parenthood’s new app, Spot On, is the only period tracker and ovulation calculator app that also shows how your birth control—whether you use the pill, an IUD, the patch, the ring, a shot or an implant—affects your monthly cycle. The app welcomes everyone, and doesn’t make any assumptions about your gender, your sexual orientation or your reproductive plans.
Pink Pad App
If you do want to get pregnant, try Pink Pad Period and Fertility Tracker Pro. This app helps track your periods and fertile windows, but what we love about it is its social network. You can swap stories of trying to conceive with other women, compare sleep schedules and get recommendations for great health and wellness products.
Of course, no app is a substitute for a health professional. At WellStream Acupuncture, women’s health and fertility is one of our specialties. Acupuncture can help alleviate period-related symptoms, like cramps, and can help you to conceive. Call us today at 323-463-9355 to find out more!