Benefits To Charting Your Menstrual Cycle
Updated: Aug 28, 2021
Women are cyclical by nature, just as the moon waxes and wanes, our hormones also change with a monthly cycle. These changes within our cycles are key indicators to our reproductive health. From puberty to the onset of menopause charting can inform you of hormonal ratios, thyroid health and mineral status. This information can then be used to identify reproductive issues early on and start a course of action to restore and correct. Of course charting also helps to recognise signs of fertility and use them to prevent or achieve conception.
So why haven't you heard about this until now?
Only over the last 100 years has women's cyclical changes been observed and documented.
Luckily for us there have been countless individuals who in this time have dedicated their lives to the research of women’s reproductive systems and hormones. Following these observations a few methods of of contraception have been used under the umbrella term "natural fertility".
-The rhythm method: calendar based where by a woman tracks her fertility by measuring the amount of days in her cycle and does not take note of physical symptoms.
-The billings method: observing the relationship between mucus and fertility.
The method I use and teach is called the sympto-thermal method and it is by far the most consistently accurate, scientifically researched and validated of all the methods.
Researched and validated method