You will need
- Calendar, thermometer, mirror.
To monitor the menstrual cycle is necessary from a young age, because the regularity of menstruation is one of the main indicators of women's health. Many women do not know the exact date of the beginning of the cycle, although this knowledge helps, as a minimum, to prevent "unpleasant surprise" at the wrong time, maybe they will allow them to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy if you use the calendar method.
First of all, pay attention to premenstrual "beacons". These are signs, which can determine the likelihood of menstruation in the near future. Your own feelings – your helpers: please note, if increased mammary glands, whether they became more sensitive. While there may be nagging stomach pain, increasing the likelihood of a bad mood, as they say, for no reason. In some women, drowsiness, lethargy and physical weakness are also the harbingers of critical days. Monitor individual condition!
Another indicator – selection. Pay attention to their presence on underwear. Abundant white, yellowish or brownish selection appear about a week before menstruation.
To determine the start date of menstruation is possible through the calendar. You should celebrate the first day of your month and add to it 28 days. Thus, you can get the approximate starting day of the next month. Note: this method is only effective if monthly pass regularly and without errors.
Another way is ovulating. It occurs in the middle of your cycle and represents the release of an egg from the follicle, and increasing the number of female hormones. The female body responds to this hormonal explosion temperature rise of approximately 0.5-0.7 degrees. So make friends with the thermometer and observe its condition. Please note: to use the thermometer you need in the morning, and insert it in the anus and hold for about 10 minutes. Don't forget to record observations, notes must contain the date, thermometer readings, and day of menstrual bleeding. Before ovulation thermometer readings will be equal to 36.4-36.6 degrees, then rises up to 37,1-37,5 degrees. From ovulation you need to count for 12-16 days. The number by which you will leave in the calculation, will show you the day of the month next time.