body literacy

The Best Apps for Period Tracking & Body Literacy


So now that we’re clear on why you should care about your period even if you’re not trying to get pregnant, it’s time to well, care about your period.

Don’t worry – there’s an app for that. It’s probably no surprise that I have an entire folder of apps labeled “Periods” on my phone. But like pretty much everything in the world, not all apps are created equal. Here are the apps that I recommend for tracking your reproductive health and improving your body literacy.


Why you need to pay attention to your period

In the year since my daughter was born I’ve noticed that not a week goes by without someone asking on a mummy Facebook group when everyone’s periods returned post-pregnancy.

While I am always happy to see women talking openly about periods, these conversations are a perfect example of how little women are taught about their own bodies and in particular their menstrual cycles.