READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

/READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

My Hormonology

Sarah, a Facebook follower and Hormone Horoscope App users, asks: “When I’m using my Hormone Horoscope period tracker, do I start the calendar over on the day I get the first wisp of blood or do I start when it actually starts flowing? It can be as much as a day or day and a half in-between.”
My answer: Your Day 1 (which indicates the start of a new cycle) is when you notice your first wisp of blood. Like you, many women don’t experience a strong flow for a day or so because it can take that long for uterine contractions to push out the fluid. However, that first trickle indicates that your estrogen has dropped low enough to trigger shedding of the uterine lining. And that’s key since it also means that this hormone has reached the lowest point it will hit all cycle long and now its level will slowly increase day by day.
By | 2017-04-22T09:36:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|reader question|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools–including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.

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