HBIC: Ida Tin, CEO
Product: Menstrual Tracking App
Claim to fame: Clue name top "menstrual tracking app" by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
If you have a menstrual cycle (the medical term for your period), you need to be tracking it.
Why? First and foremost because your body is your ship and you are the captain responsible for knowing and caring for your ship. You need to know what is going on in your body and, importantly, what that feels like for you.
I use Clue to track my period, ovulation, and how I'm feeling. The obvious benefit to tracking this is knowing when you are most likely to get pregnant. The bonus is you can also track activity, like sex and illness, and how you are feeling emotionally and quality of your sleep, just to name a few. You can even track your cycle alongside your friend's cycles with Clue Connect. I've read that there is no scientific proof that period sync, but I swear if you spend a lot of time with a menstruating friend it won't be too long before your cycles sync up.
We often think of our bodies as separate pieces, our body parts are quite literally connected to each other. The Clue app allows you to look at your health holistically.
It might surprise you how different parts of your cycle impact your physical and emotional wellbeing. When I started tracking with Clue, I learned that I don't have PMS symptoms right before my period. By the time my period arrives, I am actually feeling just fine (minus the cramping). The bulk of my PMS-type symptoms are during ovulation. Ovulation is when I'm grumpy, bloated, crying at the drop of a hat, and ready to smear pink frosting across a rare porter house and devour it for breakfast. The biggest indicator of my period, beside the alert Clue sends me, is how tired I am. Often the day before my period, I am desperate for a 10+ hour night of rest. I learned all of these things about my body by tracking my menstrual cycle. Plus, if I get too busy to remember to listen to my body Clue reminds me. I can't tell you how many time I've been packing for a work trip and got an alert from Clue reminding me my period is coming - just in time to pack FLEX!
In closing, track your period. I like the Clue app, you might like another - that's great! Just track your period.
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