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Charting Tools to use

When you first learn how to chart your cycle, the most simple method is counting the days and recording it on a calendar or chart of some sort. We have some free blank printable templates for you to use or alternatively download your FREE trial copy of Hormonal Forecaster, the computer software that makes tracking fertility really easy.

On the day your period starts, you write down on your chart Day 1 - Bleeding. At the next bleed you do the same thing. This is the most basic form of charting.

But there is much more info rmation you can observe and record which will make it much easier for you to know if you are fertile or not.

The moon is a great tool for charting your cycle. Our bodies respond to its lunar rhythm. Tuning into the moon can correct minor menstrual irregularities and gives you something to measue and compare yourcycle to.

Looking at the moons phases to guage our progress becomes so much easier than the mental calculation of "damn, when did I last bleed, was it 2 or 3 weeks ago?" Or "Am I due...I can't remember" Or "Is this my fertile time?"

If we know we bleed on a certain phase of the moon, we only need to look out the window and we can see where we are. This is much, much easier on the memory cells .

The factors involved in successfully charting your menstrual cycle are:

  1. Get to know your body's fertility signals - what does your body do in its fertile phase - there are tools you can use to help you establish when you are fertile eg Ovulation Microscopes.
  2. Get a system for recording the information that is easy and enjoyable for you to use.
  3. Take the time to look at the moon every day or few days, or use a calendar or other resource to tell you what moon phase is happening.

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Written by Nadia MacLeod