Us girls have to go through a lot of crap. Every month in fact. It’s painful, it’s messy, it feels gross but its perfectly normal. I am of course talking about periods!
Having PCOS means I talk about periods and girl problems far too often, so I am very open about it (maybe too open, I do freak people out sometimes), but I am a strong believer that as women we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about periods, they’re perfectly natural and healthy. Guys, get a grip, it’s just a period.
As I previously mentioned in this post and in many of my other posts, I have Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. This affects many aspects of my life, but a big thing it affects is my cycle. Sometimes I’ll be early, sometimes I’ll be late, sometimes I won’t have a period at all and more recently I’ve been having painful periods that go on forever. (See what I mean about being open?) This makes tracking my period really difficult and for so long I would still with a calendar trying to work out what the heck was going on! But after talking with many other women, this seems to be a problem that a lot of women go through every month.
It is because of this struggle that I decided to write this post, to share an app which has made my life so much easier. ‘Eve’ by Glow, is an app which not only trackers your period but your whole cycle. It will tell you when you are at your most fertile (which is great if you want to know when you’re most likely to get pregnant, or for knowing when to avoid sex like the plague!) The app also lets you know what your hormones are most likely to be doing each day of your cycle and how best to cope with the up and downs of your mood swings.
There are some fun elements to the app as well as the practical. Every day a new quiz and articles are posted about sex, love, periods and body image. On top of this, there is a wonderful community on the app with lots of opportunities to start and take part in discussions and poles in a safe and supportive environment. This has been very important to me. After being diagnosed with my condition, I felt very alone and abnormal. Talking with other women on the app who have the same problem has really helped me come to terms with my PCOS and sharing experiences and advice has helped me improve how I live my life without letting it hinder me.
The Eve app is completely free to download and all of the main elements of the app are free. There are options to unlock ‘gems’ which are special articles and guides which are exclusive to those who purchase them. But, to be honest, the app is great even if you don’t want to spend money to buy them.
I probably should have mentioned before, that this post is not sponsored. I truly do love this app and who recommend it to any woman, especially those who struggle with hormone disorders or just their cycle in general. Plus, the app is called Eve, which makes it very incognito on your phone, rather than a great big app called ‘PERIOD TRACKER’.
My last point about this app is how it can also help you monitor things such are your cravings, your symptoms and if you are trying to get pregnant it can also help you track when you and your partner ‘do the dirty’, which could help your chances of getting pregnant along with its feature of telling you when you are at your most fertile.
All in all, this app is great for women of all ages. It is easy to use and versatile. Seach for Eve by Glow in the app store or on Google Play.
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