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7 Tips on Making a Menstruation Calendar ...

By Jennifer

You’re planning a vacation, or even your honeymoon, so you want to know when you’ll get your period. That’s when a period calendar comes in handy. How do you make one? Here’s how…

1 Get a Special Notebook or Calendar

You’ll have better success if you find a calendar or notebook that you will use just for your period calendar.

2 Consider the Pill

One of the best ways to become regular enough in your cycle to make a calendar is to use birth control pills.

3 Know Your Cycle

Whether you’re on the Pill or not, you ought to still have some idea of how long your cycle is. For most women, a cycle is between 21 and 28 days long.

4 Adjust for Changes

Do you delay your period when you’re feeling stressed? Look ahead to mid-term and final exams, and count in an extra couple of days for those.

5 Record in Pencil

Don’t use pen! If you use ink, and your cycle changes a little, you’ll have to start over!

6 Leave Some Room for Error

No-one’s cycle is completely dead-on perfect, so leave a little wiggle room when planning a big vacation or your honeymoon. Instead of making it the last or first week of your cycle, plan your event in the middle.

7 Don’t Forget That Week!

When making and projecting your calendar, don’t forget to record the week OFF, your period week! I did that once and it messed up my entire calendar for the year!

A menstruation calendar can be a great tool, but only if you do it right! Do you have any tips or ideas on how to make it accurate and effective? What works best for you?

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