Take the spookiness out of menstrual health with Daysy
With Daysy, fertility tracking is easier than ever
Ladies, it’s Halloween season, a time to indulge in your favorite chocolate without guilt, dress up in costume, and put up “spooky” decorations. As you prepare for the festivities, the only thing “spooky” that you should be concerned about are your costumes and decor. But biology is not considerate of holidays and parties. Missed, long or short periods, and other menstrual cycle changes can seem scary without the right knowledge and tools.
In the United States, women have limited knowledge of their own menstrual cycle and fertility. A study about women’s knowledge of reproductive changes, found that 53.6% of women did not know the date of their next period and 49.6% of women did not know the average number of days in a menstrual cycle. Further, 67.2% of women in this study did not understand the timing of ovulation.(1) This gap in women’s reproductive health knowledge can be addressed through fertility awareness and innovative tools like fertility tracking devices. Fertility awareness is a set of actionable practices and information that can be used to understand one’s own fertility to make reproductive health decisions.
With fertility tracking devices like Daysy, basal body temperature (BBT) tracking has never been easier. Women can receive information about their fertility in real-time by recording their daily BBT measurements once-a-day, in the morning, immediately after waking up and also confirming their menstruation. Basal body temperature charting detects a temperature shift during the menstrual cycle caused by several factors, most importantly hormone changes. For more information on how changes in hormones affect the menstrual cycle, check out The Daysy Guide To Your Hormones. Charting temperature changes helps women identify whether or not they are fertile and allows them to adjust their behavior accordingly.
With a lifestyle fertility tracker, women can track the date of their next period to plan for future festivities and understand changes in their fertility throughout their menstrual cycle. This takes the “spookiness” out of menstruation and helps women and couples make informed decisions. Daysy increases body literacy and empowers women and couples to make health decisions to achieve their reproductive intentions.
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1) Ayoola, Adejoke B., Zandee, Gail L., & Adams, Yenupini J. “Women's Knowledge of Ovulation, the Menstrual Cycle, and Its Associated Reproductive Changes.” National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept. 2016, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27157718.
Author: Liya Haile